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Hi I'm Stephen

I'm a avid computer and technology geek and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Iowa, Michigan, and Minnesota, so more or less the same kind of weather my whole life. I am the oldest child of four, two boys and two girls. Although some might consider me crazy for this, I very much dislike summer and much prefer winter, though fall is definitely ideal. I had the opportunity to work for three years and managed to sell my car so I would have money to serve a mission as a representative of my Savior. I have the chance to share with others the things I know to be true and how they continually bless my life. I really enjoy chess, music, reading, video games, sports, movies, biking, camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, or pretty much anything else outdoorsy, but most of all, I enjoy spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Although being raised in the church, I have not always taken advantage of the blessings it offers as fully as I should have. It was through recommitting myself to better live according to my beliefs that I found the greatest joy and happiness that I have experienced in my life. These beliefs have been strengthened through different experiences and sustain me in difficult times. They also created in me the desire to know, of myself, if this was truly His church on the earth today. Through study of the Book of Mormon and prayer, I have obtained a personal witness from God that this is indeed His church of which He is the head, and that He watches over and guides it through a living prophet who receives modern-day revelation. 

How I live my faith

I enjoy performing community service because it allows me to be instrumental in allowing God to show his love for his children. In fact, I've had the opportunity to participate in an event called the Polar Bear Plunge—the proceeds of which went to the Minnesota Special Olympics. In preparation for this, each plunger involved had people donate money toward them jumping into an area of a frozen lake from which the ice had been cut away. It was a lot of fun aside from your muscles freezing up, although it was all for a good cause. I also had many chances to be involved in service projects through Boy Scouts, including my Eagle Scout project, for which I was in charge of the designing and building of an art display case for the Boys and Girls Club.