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Hi I'm Stephen

I'm a techie, I play saxophone, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

High school graduate, full-time missionary for the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission. I'm from Florida. I enjoy going to the beach and hanging out with friends. I love music! I started playing the saxophone when I was in 5th grade. I participated in marching band in high school. I'm a techie. I love cellphones, laptops, gadgets, etc. I like finding out ways to put technology to good use & simplify everyone's lives. I'm currently serving a two-year mission in Nevada, sharing the gospel truth that has brought me so much joy!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon. My dad was a convert, and my mother was raised in the church. Thus, I was raised in the church. My parents taught me about Jesus Christ, and how to live a life as He would. I accepted the Book of Mormon and the Bible as scripture easily. I loved going to church as a family. When I was in my early teens, I really wanted to know if Heavenly Father wanted me to continue in this church. I was being raised by my parents' testimonies, which was fine, but I needed to know the truth for myself. I remember kneeling down in prayer, and asking God if the Book of Mormon was true. I almost immediately felt a warm, tingling feeling. It started in my chest, and then flowed throughout by body. I felt like I was getting a warm, loving hug. I knew that my question was answered by my loving Heavenly Father. Being a Mormon makes me happy.

How I live my faith

I've participated in Boy Scouts with members from my church, from Elementary School up to High School. It was great being surrounded by friends who lived the standards of the gospel as I did. I got up super early, every single school-day, to go to seminary before school. It's an early-morning scripture study that always started my day off right. After high school, my friend and I would attend institute once a week. There, we were taught more about the scriptures, and Jesus Christ. After institute, we would always go and do something fun, like go to the beach at night, go bowling, and sit on the dock on the river and look at the stars.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Our church encourages all worthy young men to serve a mission. Young women can serve a mission if they chose to. I wouldn't say that it's required to serve a mission, but it is very highly recommended. Young men are generally expected to serve after they graduate from high school. Everyone that serves a mission chooses to serve. It's voluntary. I chose to serve, and a lot of my friends have chose to serve. So far, it's the best decision I've made. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Pray about it. It's that simple. But you should experience some things before you pray about it. Go a Mormon church on Sunday. Get a copy of the Book of Mormon and read from it. Even study with the Missionaries. They will teach you and help you recognize the plan God has for you. At the end of the Book of Mormon, there's the book of Moroni. In chapter ten, verses three through five, it explains how you can know if this is God's true church. In summary, it states that after you read the Book of Mormon, you should pray and ask God if the Book of Mormon is true. By the influence of the Holy Ghost, you will get an answer from God. The answer can come from a peaceful warm feeling, or thoughts and impressions that come to mind. Everyone gets answered in their own way, but you will get an answer, and you will know when you get it. I've prayed and received my own answer, so I know for myself that this is the true church. But don't take my word for it. Find out for yourself and ask your Heavenly Father. He'll tell you. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Of course we are! We talk of Christ, we preach of Christ, and we worship Him. The name of our church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Christ is at the head of this Church. Show more Show less