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Hi I'm Sterling

I have a kidney transplant. I'm a water engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’ve had two kidney transplants. I'm married to a wonderful woman (30+ years) and am a father of two great children. Our son is a university student (just returned from a mission in Arizona) and our daughter is a senior in High School. My wife, a Human Resources professional, is an university advisor. I am an environmental / civil engineer dedicated to helping water systems produce high quality water, while keeping it affordable and protecting natural systems. I love to spend time with my wife and children. In my free time I enjoy photography, painting, travel, and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

Viktor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist as well as a Holocaust survivor, asserted that the ultimate meaning of life is what we make of it. The truth -- that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. The true measure of life is who we are, who we love, what we are becoming, and our positive impact on others. The Savior said "by their fruits ye shall know them" (Matt 7:20). This is the metric we should use to judge what path we follow. This is why I am Chirst is my personal Savior and I am a Mormon. Chirst said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments” John 14:15. He loved us, suffered, and atoned for our sins and the only thing he asks is faith in Him and our obedience. This more than saying Christ is our personal Savior -- it is a solemn covenant to live our lives in a Christ-like way. From the Book of Mormon the Lord said, “my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them.” Ether 12:27 I love the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is my friend and redeemer. I have a personal relationship with him and rely on his love, teachings, and example. I have come to this point only through the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church bears his name and has his priesthood authority to save all of mankind.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means that I try to be a better husband, father, son, friend, worker and person. Living my faith means that I am still trying to improve myself and not yet perfect – I am a work in progress. It is joy in the journey. I must take anti-rejection medications to keep the kidney transplant. If I stop the meds I’ll lose this gift of life. This is much like living my faith – in order to keep a bright hope in Christ I must pray always, attend church, study the word of God, do good works, and endure to the end. Otherwise my faith is ineffective. Christ performed his good works for no pay or praise and did so frequently one-on-one. Christ-like faith is a selfless faith not performed for the world, but for individuals.