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Hi I'm Stephen

I am a husband, law student, baseball fan, and Indian food enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recently married law student. I grew up and still live in Utah. I married a girl from Maryland. Needless to say, we fly a lot. I love the big cities of the east and the big skies of the west. I think no matter what, life is best lived when you try your hardest. I am happiest when I am watching or playing baseball, hanging out with my family, or watching a movie with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Heavenly Father and Savior and I want to live with them after this life. The Gospel shows me how I can have joy in this life and everlasting joy and peace in the life to come. Most importantly, the Gospel shows me how I can live with my family forever. Growing up in the Church, I felt the influence of the Holy Ghost as a child. I always felt that the Church was true. As I grew up and learned more about the Church, I have several strong spiritual experiences that confirmed that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he restored his Church through a modern-day prophet, Joseph Smith.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday. I read the scriptures, including The Bible and The Book of Mormon. I also to pray multiple times a day so I can express my gratitude to God and feel his constant influence. I attend church each Sunday where I remember what the Savior has done for me. At church, I participate in the sacrament by taking the bread and water that symbolize the Savior's sacrifice for me. The most important way I live my faith is by loving others. I try to spend quality time with the people I love and build relationships that will continue after this life. I also try to love those around me that I don't know. Whether it is smiling at a passerby or participating in a service project, I try to serve my neighbor and treat them as the Savior would.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes! Heavenly Father wants us to have joy with our families in this life and the life to come. He has a plan through which a husband and a wife can live together forever. Heavenly Father has made it possible to live forever in our families by restoring His priesthood on the earth. The priesthood is the power that binds families together and allows them to live forever. The priesthood was originally given to Christ's apostles. Today, LDS families are sealed by the power of the priesthood in sacred buildings called temples. The greatest joy I have in my life is knowing that when this life is over, my marriage will not end. When a husband and wife are sealed by the priesthood, their marriage is not until death do them part, but for time and all eternity. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Heavenly Father established the church through His and prophet, Joseph Smith. Show more Show less