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Hi I'm Steven

I'm a magazine publishing father of 4 and husband of one and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and a father of 4 great kids. I guess you can say spending time with my family is my hobby. Whatever activity done together as a family suits me fine.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have made a conscious decision on my own to continue in the faith. I have a testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ that I have recieved via the Holy Ghost. These feelings have come as I have listened to discussions or talks in church. I have felt certain impressions in my heart and my mind that what is being said and taught is the truth. God has communicated with his children in this manner from the beginning. When I have heard the Lord's modern-day prophets and apostles testify of the truth I have felt it too. I live a happy and fufilling life that I attribute to my being Mormon. I am not perfect and I make mistakes and "life happens" but the Gospel of Jesus Christ allows me to take these challenges in stride and work my way through them without crumbling.

How I live my faith

My family and I attend a local ward in my city. I am the Ward Mission Leader in my ward. I have the assignment to reach out to people within my ward boundaries who are not Mormon. We try to offer opportunities for members of other faiths to learn more about our church. I work with a team of about six individuals. We work in coordination with the full-time missionaries (the young men/women with the white shirts and nametags) to share our beliefs.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Steven
We believe that the family is the most important organizational unit on earth and in heaven. We believe that families can be together forever. To me, this is an added and wonderful incentive for me to try my best to be a great husband and father. I want to live my life in a manner that will make me worthy to have my family with me forever. This is also the driving force behind our genealogical work. We believe in linking ourselves to our ancestors and giving them the same opportunities to live forever with their loved ones. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Steven
No. We have worldwide humanitarian efforts that help victims of natural disasters. We also have what we call service missionaries who give of their time, talents, experience in helping the communities/countries they are assigned to. We have retired doctors, for example, that go serve people in China or Africa or Tennesee for a year and half. They pay their own way and love it. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Steven
When I talk about having a "testimony" of the Gospel I am refering to the personal feelings that I have recieved in my heart and my mind that what I believe is true. This testimony comes through an honest and sincere inquiry made to our Heavenly Father/God. Just as it says in the bible in the book of James 1:5, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God." I believe that God does answer prayers if we ask humbly and sincerely. He has answered mine. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Steven
Not sure. I think they think that we blindly follow our church leaders into doing wierd things or something like that. I consider myself a pretty down to earth person and most Mormons I know are the same way. Usually when people of extremist Mormons they think of people who are not really Mormons at all like the FLDS church, for example. We may be different but a cult we are not. Show more Show less