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Hi I'm Steve

I am currently in Medical School. I grew up in Sunnyvale CA. I have been a member of this church my whole life.

About Me

I am married and my wife and I had our first daugther this year. I love to play all different kinds of sports and I played football, basketball, and track and field when I was in highschool. I currently live in California while going to medical school. My life is crazy busy but I love learning about health which makes my long haul though school worth it. I have worked in various part time jobs ranging from miniture golf, to engineering, to medical research. My two favorite foods are pizza and Mexican but I love food in general.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had people tell me that the reason I am Mormon is because I was raised a Mormon. While my upbringing did infact introduce me to the blessings of being a member of this church, I had to decide for myself whether I was going to continue what I had been taught or go in another direction. I can honestly say that I am Mormon by my own choice becuase of the blessings that I believe come from being a member of this church. Spending time with my family has always been one of my most favorite things. I feel like my family doesn't judge or compare me and that I can be myself and have fun around them. The Mormon church teaches that through living a worthy life and keeping God's commandments, I can be with my family even after I die. That promise works like a magnet that keeps me living a life that is dedicated to living God's commandments. Now that I have a family of my own, the promise of family life after death has only become more desireable. After holding my newborn daughter in my arms for the first time, my only wish was to have her for forever. The gospel of Jesus Christ is only taught in it's entirety through the Mormon church and by being a member and living a good life, I know I will be with my wife and daughter forever.

How I live my faith

Being raised in California meant that many members of different faiths looked to me and a few others to understand what being Mormon really means. Because of this, I have always tried to live my life according to the things that I believe. I think living a good life is the best sermon that a person could ever give. I currently serve in the youth organization in my ward and work with young men ages 12-15. Our weekly activites include gospel centered learning, Boy Scouting, and other fun and recreational activites. I think it is very rewarding to work with younger people becuase some of them are still deciding what kind of person they want to become and there is a possibility that I may have the ability to help push them in the right direction.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Steve
If you look at the signs posted in the front of any mormon meeting house, you will see the words "visitors welcome". Any person of any faith with any past can come to church and participate in our Sunday meetings. You don't have to have any commitment to joining our church and no one will jump on your back and pressure you into being a member. We want all people to have the chance to feel of the Lord's spirit on the Sabath day. Temple worship is a little different then regular church meetings. In order to go into a Mormon temple you have to live a life that is strictly in line with the Lord's commandments and the doctrine of the Mormon church. We believe that temples are like God's house and we must be morally clean before we can enter. There is a interview that members of the church must have with the Bishop before they can enter the temples. Although there are requirements to enter the temple, it is worth every single one becuase the spirit is so strong inside the temples. I know that any person that goes to the temple worthily and wants to feel the spirit of the Lord will be able to do so within its walls. Show more Show less