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Hi I'm Steven

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I enjoy being with my wife and my two adorable daughters. I am a military veteran and I served 8 years in the Utah Army National Guard. I was deployed to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and was an eye witness of the devistation that natural disasters can bring. From a blackhawk helicopter, I saw trees strewn about as toothpics and cars and boats laying upside down as if it were the messy room of a boy toddler. I stood on top of the levy that broke and flooded the great city, and I learned the need to prepair for hard times. I often tell those my wife and I meet that it took two hurricanes to bring us together. I dated my wife in Houston for a summer before I went back to school at BYU. Then the hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck, and I went down to help out with the Utah Army National Guard. We were dismissed in early to mid November, so I couln't go back to school. That situation gave me the time and opportunity to continue dating my future wife, and the rest is history! I am currently working on a Doctorate in Audiology to serve the hearing impaired. I love building things, and I earned my undergraduate degree in Construction Management. I make fine crown moulding shelves and other wood products as a hobby. Music was my first love, construction was my second, and now audiology is my thrid!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (a.k.a. Mormon), because of the blessings of God that I have received in my life. God has given me a knowledge of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in powerful, and uplifting ways. I was born and raised in the church, but I am hold fast to my religion because God has done a work in my heart and has filled me with joy to know that I can become like my Savior Jesus Christ through the atonement of the Only Begotten Son and through obedience to His gospel. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God as sure as the Bible is, and I expect many great and marvelous truths to be revealed in future books of scripture. I can trace my spiritual roots back to when I was 7 years old. We had a special meeting for all of the kids in church and we were encouraged to get up to speak about our faith in God and in the church. I saw a lot of kids go up that were just repeating what the leaders were wispering to them, and I felt I needed to correct the display of borrowed faith. I finally got up the courage to get up there and I told everyone that I did not know the church was true. I said that I believed my parents knew it was true, or at least it seemed like they knew, but that I did not know for myself. Then I said and felt something that changed my life forever. It has been the foundation of my faith throughout my life. I said, but when the Holy Spirit tells me in my heart that it is true, then I will know. As I said those words, God did a work in me and filled my whole body with an amazing feeling of love and the spirit told me that the church was true, and that everything taught in the church was true. Jesus was my Savior, Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, and the Book of Mormon and Bible were the word of God! As I came back to my seat I was wipping away tears of joy and gratitute, becasue I knew and no longer had to wonder if it was true!

How I live my faith

I am a "Home Teacher," which means I have the privilege and opportunity to get to know a few of the members of my church or 'ward' family. Once a month (or more if needed) I go visit the families I have been assigned to teach and I teach a short gospel message. In addition, I identify if they have any special needs in which I or the church can help. Also, I am currently the Cub Master, the Cub Scout leader, in my 'ward' or local church. I am in charge of the monthly pack meetings and I get to encourage and work with the boys in my local church. I try to make it fun as I perform family friendly silly songs or skits to entertain the boys. We also teach the boys the Cub Scout values to help them learn to be good and virtuous boys. Apart from that, I am an active member of the Student Academy of Audiology and I serve the hard of hearing in my community and in surrounding communities at audiology clinics and at special events.