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Stephen: baseball, attorney, Washington Nationals, law student, Mormon.

Hi I'm Stephen

About Me

I am a recently married law student. I grew up and still live in Utah. I married a girl from Maryland. Needless to say, we fly a lot. I love the big cities of the east and the big skies of the west. I think no matter what, life is best lived when you try your hardest. I am happiest when I am watching or playing baseball, hanging out with my family, or watching a movie with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father and Savior and I want to live with them after this life. The Gospel shows me how I can have joy in this life and everlasting joy and peace in the life to come. Most importantly, the Gospel shows me how I can live with my family forever. Growing up in the Church, I felt the influence of the Holy Ghost as a child. I always felt that the Church was true. As I grew up and learned more about the Church, I have several strong spiritual experiences that confirmed that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he restored his Church through a modern-day prophet, Joseph Smith.

Personal Stories

Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?

The Savior's teaching of redemption through His sacrifice has helped me know that even though I am not perfect, I can be forgiven of my sins and become a better person.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday. I read the scriptures, including The Bible and The Book of Mormon. I also to pray multiple times a day so I can express my gratitude to God and feel his constant influence. I attend church each Sunday where I remember what the Savior has done for me. At church, I participate in the sacrament by taking the bread and water that symbolize the Savior's sacrifice for me. The most important way I live my faith is by loving others. I try to spend quality time with the people I love and build relationships that will continue after this life. I also try to love those around me that I don't know. Whether it is smiling at a passerby or participating in a service project, I try to serve my neighbor and treat them as the Savior would.