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Hi I'm Steve

I am an Australian grandfather of 6, currently living in New Zealand, who works as a Learning & Development Manager.

About Me

I love my family and my VS800 Suzuki Boulevard.

Why I am a Mormon

My Dad was Church of England and my Mum was Catholic so they raised me Methodist - it meant I knew all the bible stories and believed in Jesus - but alot of the Christian doctrines always felt strange... Purgatory and Hades seemed unfair, a God who was "everywhere but nowhere" confused me, I couldn't fathom why God allowed so much suffering in the world - and most of all I beleived in Moses, Abraham, Isaiah, and the New Testament Prophets and Apostles but wondered "why there were no prophets and apostles receiving revelations from God today?" The message that Christ's Church had been restored to the earth filled me with joy and gratitude.

How I live my faith

Knowing that Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsamane to pay for every sin I have commited, or will commit, means I try to be a better man everyday. After this life, when I face Him at the judgement I want my life to have pleased Him - I want to be filled with joy at our meeting not regret. So I try to serve others, and be forgiving and avoid sin and be a happy person.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Steve
Dress for Church is modest and conservative. Men in Western countries (like US, UK, AUS, CANADA & NZ etc) tend to wear a white shirt and a tie. The white shirt and tie are not mandatory, but the uniformity tends to be a great equaliser - no man appears either wealthy or poor. We celebrate Christmas and Easter along with all Christians as times to remember the birth and resurrection of the Saviour. Show more Show less