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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in Mapleton, Utah. I like hiking and camping. I am the father of five beautiful children. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I like to think that I am just a normal guy who does normal things (although my kids and their spouses may think otherwise). But, like most everyone else, I get up in the morning, I go to work, and I come home. There is nothing special or spectacular in what I do, but I am happy with my life. When I am home, I like to putter around in the yard and stay busy keeping the house looking nice. For me, it is very therapeutic. I am an empty nester and have 2 beautiful grandchildren. I so look forward to when our kids can come and visit us. We have fun! The other thing you should know about me is that I like people!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because both my parents are Mormons who raised me in the church. I am still a Mormon for many reasons but here are three: 1) I am still a Mormon because of the goodness of the hearts of the members in the ward in which I belong, I truly feel like I belong. In our ward we all have our own individual challenges but we also have each other. Love for one another is constantly being shown by random acts of kindness, acts such as: • Sidewalks getting shoveled after a snowstorm • Money anonymously given to help someone in need • Help with plumbing when a pipe breaks • Wood delivered and stacked for a single mom • Meals constantly prepared and delivered to others • A listening ear and kind words expressed to a grieving heart 2) I am still a Mormon because of the profound truths the church teaches. Truths I intuitively understand, truths that ring true to my heart and mind. To use the same words as found in the declaration of independence, “I hold these truths to be self evident.” 3) I am still a Mormon because I have a responsibility, i.e. a calling in the church. Being involved helps me feel good about myself. It’s not so much that I have a lot to offer, rather it is the opportunity it gives me to associate with so many other good people, I always feel like I am the one benefiting the most. And perhaps more importantly, it helps me feel the Savior’s love for others, especially as I receive promptings and guidance to fulfill my calling. I like that!

How I live my faith

I like to ponder the question, “If I were accused of being a Mormon, would there be enough evidence in what I do, in how I act, in what I say, etc. to support such an accusation?” I hope so! I truly hope so. I hope people see me living my religion by the everyday, small and simple things I do. By the kind words I might offer to someone or by a warm smile, a listening ear, a helping hand, or a trip to the rest home to visit a lonely widow and sing hymns with her. I think these are the important things in life that Heavenly Father would have us do. “After all” said one of the Brethren, “the Gospel of Jesus Christ is about people.”