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Hi I'm Steph

I grew up in a small town in Massachusetts. I love playing frisbee, I love learning and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently serving a mission for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I'm a pretty average person. I love being outside and playing sports and games- pretty much all types. I love frisbee, tag, uno, soccer, sardines, snowball fights and I just recently learned how to play rugby. One of the joys I get from life is sharing the happiness that I have with other people that I know comes from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love teaching of all sorts. I have worked as a TA for history/econ/political science and I work in the summer at a nature/farm camp to help children understand more about the environment and where their food comes from. I love nutrition and the world around me. I want to make a difference and I know that it comes one step at a time.

Why I am a Mormon

My family converted to the church when I was 8 years old. Its a great story actually. My parents decided to go on a vacation to St. George Utah and went to a historic site the church has there called the St. George Tabernacle. There they met a senior man named Elder Brown. He saw that they were searching for something and so he invited them to write down their address and phone number so the missionaries could visit. They accepted the invitation. The missionaries came. The next day we went to church and we have continued to go to church every week since then. We were all baptized a year and a half later one my 8th birthday. So I guess I could say I'm a half convert =) I am so grateful for the decision that my family made together. It has changed our life in the most positive way. It wasn't always easy. Even though I was baptized when I was 8 in my teenage years I still struggled to know if everything the church taught was true. Today I am a Mormon because I have prayed to know the truth about whether Joseph Smith was a prophet, if the Book of Mormon was true, and if God loves me. I have recieved confirmations on each of these. It took me some time to sincerely seek for my own testimony of the truth, but once I allowed myself to exersize faith I received the sweetest confirmation that the gospel is real. I love the strength and hope it brings to me, especially in times of need. I know my father in Heaven loves me and is waiting for me to come back to him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving Heavenly Father in missionary work. I try to be an example and follow what Jesus Christ would have me do. When I'm in school I go to religious classes and strive to bring myself closer to God.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Steph
I do believe that there is a prophet like Moses alive today. I believe that Heavenly Father loves his children the same in every generation so he called a prophet on earth today to lead us just as he called Moses to lead the Israelites. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Steph
We can increase faith in Jesus Christ by reading his teachings, including the New Testament and the book of mormon, especially 3 Nephi 11. We can increase our faith by using the atonement, and praying. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Steph
We live just like a normal person. We have all sorts of different people. Some that love video games, some that love shopping, some that go running every day and some that enjoy reading a good book on a rainy day. A difference is that we abstain from certain things such as alcohol, tobacco and addictive substances. We also strive to keep Sunday as a day of rest and reflection, without the added stress of shopping, parties or other busy circumstances. We strive to follow the example of Jesus Christ in everything that we do. We are normal people with a wonderful example to follow. Show more Show less