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Hi I'm Steve

Fond lover of life and music, I've been hit in the face with a baseball before, to become a DJ is my next goal, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second oldest of 5 kids. I'm the tallest member of my family and to this day, I can't figure out why. I like to laugh, go on adventures, camp, hike, listen to jokes, explore caves, pushing big rocks off the side of cliffs or hills, hang out with friends and family, read interesting books pertaining to the gospel, watch movies (funny ones especially), participate in sports related activities, go whitewater rafting, work out when I'm in the mood, do puzzles, and eat. I love music, whether it's listening to or trying to play it. I can honestly admit that some of my favorite genres of music include punk rock, death metal, EDM, dubstep, and epic style music. I also enjoy playing the piano from time to time, mostly just making up stuff to play. I like to learn about all sorts of stuff, like astronomy and understanding the correct technique of kicking a soccer ball. I grew up in Idaho in a small town, and that's the way I like it. I am currently attending BYU-Idaho majoring in recreational management. I was born in Mississippi, moved to Alaska for about 2 years, then came to Idaho. I grew up being a really shy person, and since serving a mission in the Texas Houston East Mission, it has helped me tremendously in finding who I am in relation to God and His plan for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am who I am because of the true happiness it brings me to be a member of the Church. Through times of excitement or trials, I know that my Savior loves me more than I can understand. I make my own mistakes, but these mistakes help me become a better person as I learn and grow from all my personal experiences. Knowing that our Heavenly Father has called another prophet on this earth is one of the best things He has ever done for me. I'm greatful for the gospel of Jesus Christ, I have gained a personal testimony of knowing these things to be true from sharing it with those in need.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being the best person I can possibly be. I served a 2 year mission by sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to the wonderful people in southeast Texas. That experience could never be traded for anything in this world. I have changed by being in the service of my loving and living Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Now that I'm home, again I try to continue to be a good example for others by living the standards that I know can bring true and everlasting happiness. I look forward to everything the Lord has in store for me. Other ways I live my faith toward Jesus Christ is having the up-most respect for my fellow man, whether it be to friends not of my own faith or complete strangers with opposing beliefs, and encouraging them to live their faith to the best of their abilities while respecting others for their choice in beliefs. I firmly believe in the freedom of religion, that all men and women have the right and privilege to worship however they choose, as long as it does not infringe on the rights of others in their choice of thought and reason. God has set us up to choose to believe how we want, and one day I know we will all come into a unity of faith as brothers and sisters on this earth.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Steve
This is a question that has always been important to me. I remember asking this question to my father one day when I was younger. He told me simply, it is to be happy. Whether that is just my father's interpretation, from that time forward I always have believed that. By sharing the gospel with others has really brought that understanding into a clearer view for me in my life. As we keep God's commandments, we can experience happiness because our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy. This, to me, is the only way we can return back to Him. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Steve
We have 12 Apostles for the specific reason as the Apostle Paul states in Ephesians 411-14, that being to "bring us to a unity of the faith". God has never ceased to bring forth His gospel without having leaders in His church to bring it to light. Paul, himself, was not called as one of the original Apostles, but came later. Due to the persecution of the Church that Christ set up, many were martryed as members of this church, especially those Apostles. Thus were Apostles continued to be called. God will never cease to call prophets and Apostles until we come to a unity of faith. Christ set up 1 church, with 1 faith, and 1 baptism. In that church there are prophets and Apostles, teachers and missionaries, etc... There is no other way to get back to our Heavenly Father, but through Him who has provided a way. Christ did not set up a church that was like Burger King, "we can't have our way". Again, there is only one way through everything He taught us. That being to have faith in Christ, to repent, to be baptized by proper priesthood authority and by immersion, recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands, and to endure to the end. We must never give up. Show more Show less