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Hi I'm Steven

I was born, raised, and live in Las Vegas, I am studying Civil Engineering, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

As you know my name is Steven. I am a Las Vegan. I am married to the most beautiful woman in the world. I enjoy spending time with her first. After that I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, going to sporting events, playing basketball, golfing, working, sleeping, traveling, and life. I am currently attending college studying Civil Engineering. I am getting close to graduating just a few more semesters. I do not have any kids for now, but I look forward to becoming a father someday.

Why I am a Mormon

That is a great question! My parents are Mormons and were married in a Mormon Temple before my birth. When I was born, although I don't remember it, I was attending church the very next Sunday. I grew up going to church. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. I always had great friends growing up because of the church. I always had great parents who taught me from birth right and wrong. I was always encouraged to look for happiness here on this earth. When I turned 19 years old, I was encouraged by my parents to serve a mission. I said, Ok... after the next semester. (that happened quite a few times) I remember thinking two years?!? I don't know about that. That is going to cost me a lot of time and time is money. Then one day a friend who I really respected told me, "Hey I am going on a mission". I said Why? He told me because he felt that was what he was suppose to do. I remember thinking, and thinking, and thinking.... What am I suppose to do. What do I FEEL like I am suppose to do? During my teenage years I had lost that perspective. I thought life was what I wanted to do not what I felt was the right thing to do. I remember a lot of time reflecting on my life, where I came from, where I was going, and what I FELT like I should do. The feeling came back clearly, Go on a Mission. I returned to the teachings of my parents and spent time praying to our Heavenly Father, asking if the Church was true. Asking God if the things my parents tought me were true. I received my response. Yes. I didn't see an angel, I didn't have a dream. Nothing spectacular happened, other than I FELT something. I felt peace. I felt happiness. I felt great. Since this time I have felt these things with increasing intensity and these feelings which I can feel daily are why I am a Mormon. It is something once experienced I can't let go.

How I live my faith

I just give it my best shot. I have learned to maintain happiness in this life we must give our best shot. I try to pray daily, read the scriptures daily, be a good husband (always), try to be an example to those around me. I also work with the 13 year old youth teaching them on Sundays. I try to visit the members around me. The way Christ set up his church was on service. I try to serve and love all the people whom I come in contact with. I know if I give it my best shot everyday, my efforts will be accepted by the Lord.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Steven
This is my favorite question to answer mainly because I have been asked this many times. We DO NOT worship Joseph Smith. We believe in God the Eternal Father, in His Son Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. That is it! The three members of the Godhead and nothing else. A lot of people believe when the missionaries or members of the Church start talking about the prophet Joseph Smith that we worship him. We do not. We know he is a Prophet of God just like Adam, Noah, or Moses are Prophets of God. I always ask people if they believe that Moses, who parted the Red Sea, is a Prophet of God. Most people respond yes. I then ask do you worship him? The answer has always been No and then I explain this is what Joseph Smith is to the Mormon church. Show more Show less