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Hi I'm Steve

I love my Family. I love my Savior. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Proud Husband and Father with a beautiful family. My wife and I knew that raising children wouldn't be easy. We also knew and still know now, that being faithful parents gives us the opportunity, like no other, to become the best people that we can be. Growing up, I saw great love in my home from my parents, and I knew I wanted to do the same for my children someday. Now that that day has come, having love in our home is the most precious and guarded thing we have. One of my favorite scripture quotes is "choose ye this day whom ye will serve,...but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD". (Joshua 24:15). There is nothing more important in this life than loving God. And when we love God, we will love our families, friends, and neighbors to our fullest.

Why I am a Mormon

I always knew that there was something more important than myself during my time on earth. That is a big reason I joined this church. I saw a commitment to God and Jesus Christ that really made me feel good about its teachings. Through the Church, I have also gained a fuller knowledge that there is a life after this one. So much of the Church's teachings focus on Families being together forever. That is really important to me and has given me so much hope and joy. These are just a small part of the reason I joined this church.

How I live my faith

Currently I serve as the Bishop of my congregation with a focus on strengthening individuals' and families' belief in Jesus Christ. This has been an extremely satisfying opportunity to teach and learn the Gospel of our Savior. Service to others is the best way to feel the Joy that our Heavenly Father wants us to feel! I have also been blessed to serve the youth of our community for many years. Teaching the youth has been more of a learning process for me than for any youth that I have been in charge of. I have especially enjoyed participating in big youth gatherings with hundreds of youth to celebrate and learn more about our faith. So much excitement and energy come from the youth, it is refreshing to see it put to good use!!

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Steve
After all is said and done, the only thing we can have after this life is family. We can't take our cars, or houses or money, but we can have a sweet reunion with our husband or wife and the children that we grow to love here on earth. Through the blessings of God's Temples, we can have our families united to us for all time and eternity. I cannot think of a more important thing than that to live a good life for. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Steve
Faith is a belief in something that is true but maybe not seen. When a person has faith in that which is true their heart and conscience confirms their belief. Having Faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior is having faith in something that is true, and those that seek this faith will have a confirmation of its truth with a wonderful feeling in their heart and mind. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Steve
In the Bible, the Savior taught us that baptism is necessary for everyone. When we are baptized in the Temple for those who have passed on, we are allowing them the opportunity to accept baptism by proper Priesthood authority. We believe that those individuals can accept or decline what has been done for them. For me, the Temple is a manifestation of our Heavenly Father's love for all of his Children. All who are accountable must be baptized, and this is God's way of giving all of his children that opportunity. Show more Show less