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Hi I'm Steven

I'm an electrician, husband, father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 35, married to a wonderful woman, have 3 children, 5 years old and younger, and I'm trying to raise my children to have faith in Christ and live with good standards. I live in Georgia, but grew up in California. I do commercial electrical work to support my family. I've recently gone back to college and got my bachelor's degree in computer information systems. I enjoy spending time with my family, going on vacations, and doing projects around the house. I like to cook, experimenting with the meals sometimes.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that what the church teaches is true. It gives me the proper perspective in life. I know that I am a child of God, that I lived before I was born, and that I will live after this life. The church gives meaning and purpose to my life, and helps me to be a better husband, father, and person.

How I live my faith

I teach the 12 and 13 year old boys in my church. I am also the assistant scoutmaster in our boy scout troop. I enjoy teaching these young men about the gospel. I have a 5 year old son, and I look forward to the time that he will be that age. I try to prepare meaningful lessons that will increase their faith, and help them make good decisions in their lives now and affect their future for good.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Yes, Jesus Christ appeared to the people in North America after his resurrection, as is recorded in the Book of Mormon. I know the account is true. What a great experience these people had, to be able to have Jesus personally teach them, bless their children, and heal their sick. It witnesses that the account in the Bible is true, it brings us closer to Christ, and when I read it, I feel closer to God. Studying it has helped me to be a better person. The Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that it is true. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Women don't hold the priesthood, because of the different duties that our Heavenly Father has given males and females. I stand in awe of the women of my church, especially my wife, and all that she does in our family. Women in our church are leaders in many church organizations and teach each other in their own classes, just as the men do in their own classes. Both women and men give talks in church to the entire congregation, since we have no paid ministry - so the members teach one another the gospel. Show more Show less

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

Marriages can last forever when the couple is married in the temple. The temple is a holy place where sacred ceremonies are performed, such as marriages. The power and authority to unite families so that they can live together after this life is what makes this possible. I am grateful that families can be together forever in the next life through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Members of the church have to prepare themselves to enter the temple. Only worthy members of the church may enter the temple. To be worthy, one should have faith in Jesus Christ and keep the commandments. If someone is not prepared to enter the temple, then that person can work to get ready for the day when he or she could enter. There is nothing secret that goes on in the temple, but the ceremonies are sacred, and can only be fully understood by the influence of the Spirit, or the Holy Ghost. Baptisms for the dead are performed in the temple. There are so many that have died without having the opportunity to hear the gospel, or the opportunity to be baptized. We can do these ordinances for our relatives that didn't have this opportunity, and they can then accept or reject these things. Show more Show less