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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a pediatrician, a dad, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona and attended BYU-Provo, then on to University of Arizona for medical school. I love kids, and have been a pediatrician for over 10 years. I've been married to my sweetheart for 21 years now, and we have four terrific daughters. We love to travel together, and enjoy visiting LDS temples everywhere we go. I think we've visited 36 different temples so far. We also enjoy eating out and going to baseball games.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the LDS church and served as a missionary in northeastern Brazil. During my mission I was able to see how living the gospel and becoming more Christlike helped people change their lives for the better. I continue to see people change as they follow Christ's teachings and learn to love and serve those around them. My testimony of the gospel is not complex - our Heavenly Father loves us, as we are all His children; He sent His son Jesus Christ to show us the way, and to atone for our sins and die for us. More important than His death, He resurrected and lives now. Through His prophet Joseph Smith, the fulness of the gospel was restored to the earth, along with the priesthood authority to act in God's name. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church today, and He guides and directs it through His living prophet and apostles. Reading the Book of Mormon and asking Heavenly Father if it's true (see Moroni 10:3-5) is the way to learn for yourself through the manifestations of the Holy Ghost that this is God's true church. I know, because the Spirit has testified to me in my heart as I've asked many times. You can learn this for yourself, and I hope you'll do so.

How I live my faith

I love serving with the youth as a scout leader, and have done so for over 10 years now. One of our favorite things to do is to do service for others, especially the elderly in the neighborhood. Our boys work hard, and it helps build strength as a scout/youth group as they serve together. I also enjoy teaching the youth about how true happiness comes as we learn to live the gospel and keep the commandments. Some may feel that limits their 'freedom', but I always find that I feel more free by doing what's right - in particular I'm more free from the sadness that is brought by doing things I shouldn't. I think that's one of the key points - I'm happiest when I'm the nicest I can be, and help those around me. I wish we all could be helpful to each other all the time.