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Hi I'm Steven

I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a software engineer. I'm a cyclist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as a Software Engineer in Washington State, USA. I am married to a fabulous woman. We have two teenaged children. I volunteer a lot with my church. I served for two years as a missionary in Puerto Rico. I enjoy cycling, pottery, woodworking, music, and movies.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors are Mormons, imigrating from England and Sweden to settle in Mormon communities in Utah. I was taught about God and Christ and my relationship with them from an early age. I developed my own personal commitment to my faith over time as I experienced the quiet hand of God blessing my life. I think my understanding of Him and His purposes has grown the most as I have experienced parenthood: my love for my children has given me a glimpse of what His love for us is life.

How I live my faith

I have served in many ways over the years. I have been a clerk, a teacher, a full-time missionary, a youth minister, a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, and a community volunteer. Right now, I am the secretary to the Bishop of my local congregation. I have learned that I have to prioritize my personal devotions to make sure they are not lost and forgotten among the many hectic demands of work and family. I have made a habit of praying before I do anything else in the morning, and again as the last thing I do in the evening. I set aside time each morning to listen to talk given by Mormon leaders as I ride my bike to work or to read scripture on the bus on the way to work. I attend Sunday meetings every week. I try to go to the temple at least one during the week. My family and I gather together each evening to read scripture and talk about the day past and the day to come. Then we pray together.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes, Mormons regard the Bible as scripture. It testifies of Christ and his love for us. It is the word of God. It is very important to our faith. Without the Bible, the founder of the Mormon church would not have been inspired to seek answers to his questions about God. Show more Show less