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Hi I'm Steven Loosle

I grew up in Utah, spent some time living on Guam and now I live in Texas and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a Dad of six kids. My wife and I have four of our own, we brought a son back from Guam a few years ago. We also have a friends daughter living with us so she can complete high school in the States. My family is my life. I enjoy helping our kids with the challenges they face. The things that I do; I do for them. One of my biggest challenges while raising a family has been balancing my time. I have been challenged with balancing my work time with personal time, family time, school time (I recently received my Masters), and ensuring that I have a personal relationship with each of my children and investing personal time with my wife to keep our relationship strong.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church, but that is not why I'm Mormon! I stopped going for a period of time. I knew something was missing in my life and I came to discover that only through the teaching of Jesus Christ I can truly be happy. As I live each day, I turn to the Lord to help guide me to the path of happiness. I've learned that there is temporary fulfillment that will leave a void in your life when the rush is gone. I try to keep my life centered in Jesus Christ as that is the only lasting fulfillment that I have ever received. Jesus Christ leads me to have strong relationship with my wife, my kids, work hard at my job, and help in the community. As I help others, my relationship with Jesus Christ becomes stronger and lasting joy fills my heart.

How I live my faith

I enjoy helping others in our church as they need it. In the past I have enjoyed working in the Young Men's Youth program as a leader and Scoutmaster in the Scouts. A few years ago I helped in the Nursery for a couple of years. That was my favorite service I've done. I enjoyed playing with the kids 18months - 3 years. I enjoy when my non-mormon friends ask me questions about the church, my beliefs and values. We have had a lot of wonderful discussions and have built each others faith. My wife and I are also the chairs of the social committee of our Neighborhood association. Serving others should not be limited to those of just our faith. Helping create a community in our neighborhood blesses everyone around us.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Steven Loosle
Everyone has been asked by donate 10% of their income to their church, not just Mormons. Jehovah in the Old Testament asks us to bring out tithes 10% into the storehouse. I have a non-Mormon friend, John, that I was talking to about tithing. John told me a few years ago he got into some financial troubles. He talked to his preacher about what he could to. John was counciled to start paying a full tithing 10% and the Lord would bless him. John and his wife decided that it could not hurt to 'test' the Lord. He hold me that he still had to work to get out of his financial troubles, but he was guided along the path to get out as fast as possible. When we donate some of what we have made, we appreciate what we have a lot more and we help others in the process. Because we are helping others - the Lord blesses us beyond what we have given away. Show more Show less