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Hi I'm Steve Christensen

I'm a Husband. I'm a Father. I'm an Ice Cream Consultant. I'm a Mormon

About Me

After serving as a Police Officer for 13 years in Brisbane Australia, we opened and operated a number of Frozen Custard stores. Both of these opportunites allowed for service and involvement in the community. Then a US manufacturer of ice cream machines offered us a job to move to the US to help grow their business. In April 2004, we left our homeland of Australia. My wife Caroline (who was expecting our 5th child), our 4 daughters and I started an exciting and incredible experience of starting a life in another country. Wherever we moved to, the local Mormon congregation treated us with love and welcomed us with open arms. It was as if we had family wherever we went. I enjoy golf, tennis, date nights, spending time with our children and ice cream of course.

Why I am a Mormon

After many years of selective attendance at another Church, I found that I had many questions of religeon but not the strong desire to seek out answers. After my parents divorced and my father married a member of the Mormon chuch, I started attending the local Mormon church with my step brothers for purely social reasons. I found some of the principles and lessons we were taught in Scouts, Sunday School and Sacrament meeting really struck a chord in me as being true and correct; as if I had heard them before. I asked to have the lessons from the missionaries and found that they had the answers to all of the questions I had been harboring for many years. Was God a real person or a Spirit? How can the Holy Ghost dwell in my heart and others at the same time? What happened to my family relationships after we die? When these questions were answered, I felt a wave of comfort or truth wash over me and could not deny that what I was hearing was indeed the truth. It was not long after this time, that I was at a church meeting for young men, a "fireside" it was called (yet there was no fire). At the end of the meeting, the presiding speaker asked all of these young men who wanted to commit to serve the Lord as a full time missionary when they turned 19 to stand up. Many boys stood up, including both of my step brothers. It was then I felt an almost indescribable urge to stand also, even though I had not yet even joined the church. I dont know whether it was audible, or just a strong voice felt in my heart, but I heard the words "Stand Up" come to me so strong and with so much power that I coundn't stay seated. When I stood, my step borthers pushed me back down and whispered "your not even baptised yet; you cant stand up" I vowed that day that I would join the church, serve a mission and spend the rest of my lift trying to live a good and better life. I accomplished those first two steps & continue to do my best each day to be a worthy son of my Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a teenager in Australia. Back then I made the consciencous decision to lead my life in such a way that the Lord would have me do. Regardless of any circumstance that I find myself in, that decision made many years ago gives me the fortitude to do what is right. Working from home, and travelling often for business provides a unique balance of enjoying the spirit and comforts of home with spending time at conventions, trainings and trade shows around the world. When at home I enjoy attending church on Sundays with my family, and re-affirming the values taught there through mid week activities such as Family Night, Scouting activities and other family events. I know when I travel that a congregation of like minded christians enjoying the same principles and doctrines of the Savior is never far away.