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Hi I'm Steven

I'm a teacher and a writer. I grew up in Wyoming, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Besides teaching middle school, I love music, writing, and sports. I just bought a house that has fruit trees, something I've never worked with before, and I am really enjoying learning how to take care of those trees. I play guitar and I also have taught different kinds of music lessons over the years.

Why I am a Mormon

In the Bible, there is a verse in Galatians chapter 5 verse 22 that says the fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, and faith. To me this means that the Holy Ghost, or the Spirit of our Heavenly Father, will help us to feel those things when something we are doing is right. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have felt so much love, joy, peace, and the other fruits of the Spirit so frequently and strongly that I know this is where my Heavenly Father wants me to be. I want others to have this kind of peace in their lives. If you are questioning which church to join, or if you are trying to decide about the LDS church, I encourage you to pay attention to the peace, joy, and love that you feel as you learn about and participate in the LDS church.

How I live my faith

In my congregation I am the one who plays organ for the singing of the hymns, and I also play piano to accompany the choir. It's forced me to practice a lot, but it's been fun. The congregation I go to is made up of single people ages 18-30, so we have lots of fun activities. We recently did some service where we cleaned the headstones at the local cemetery and then went and had a cookout afterwards with hamburgers, hotdogs, and homemade root beer. Yum!

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe that God is the Father of every person in the human family. He loves us infinitely and wants us to do what is right, but he won't force us to. He knows that personal growth will occur as we decide on our own to do what he asks. We also believe that he looks just like us, with a body that is tangible, although he is a perfect and infinitely glorious being. Show more Show less