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Hi I'm Steve

I am a Husband and Father. I love most sports but am a fanatical basketball fan, playing and watching! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I grew up in a small town of approximately 250 people. We had a large family consisting of My Father and Mother and 12 Children. Dad owned a ranch where he taught us a the great lesson of hard work, stressing that if there is a job to be done make sure to do it right the first time. My brothers and I, there were 9 boys of the 12 children, always used to joke that if there was nothing to do on the ranch Dad would make something up for us to do. Looking back I think that in many instances this was reality and I am thankful for that as it really taught me how to work until the job is done. Growing up I had 2 hobbies that have followed me into adulthood even if in a more limited manner. I have always loved to Play sports with a heavy favortism to basketball, and I always enjoy playing video games. I now have a Wife and 3 children so my hobby time has been reduce although I do find time to play video games with my boys on occasion and I find a few nights where I am still able to keep some what in shape playing basketball. I work as a sales manager for a large company and because of this I have had a chance to meet thousands of people in many states. This works very well for me as I am very much a "people person" and love getting to know people and finding out about different cultures and family traditions. Family is very important to me and always have been since I was a small boy. My Wife and I love to go on small vacations with our children a couple of times each year. They don't need to be big fantastic vacations but just time that we can spend with the children doing things together that we normally do not have time to do.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into a Mormon family and for about 19 years I followed the teachings because that is what my Parents did and the teachings seemed nice. At age 19 I chose to go on a mission for the Church and ended up serving a mission in Ireland. After I had been there a short time and had many doors slammed in my face and received several threats I decided that I needed to really know if the Church was true because if it was not I did not want to put up with this kind of abuse. I went to my Father in Heaven in sincere prayer and asked him to let me know. After pleading with my Father in Heaven he confirmed to me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is his church upon the earth today. I then had a new love for God and for his Church. The knowledge I had just received gave me such great peace and comfort that from that point on I was not only willing to share what I knew to be true but I felt a great longing to let everyone I came in contact with know the joy that the Gospel has brought into my life. I am a Mormon because I love God and his Son, My Saviour, Jesus Christ and I know that following the teachings of their Church makes them happy and gives me a chance to return to live with them some day. I strive every day to follow the example that Jesus set for me while he was on the earth. Even though I do not follow his example perfectly I continue to do my best and I feel that I do a little better each day.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by trying to treat everyone I come in contact with in a respectful manner. I truely do try to follow the golden rule and treat everyone the way that I personally would like to be treated. Because of my love for the Gospel and my love for other people I have been called by God to serve in the Church as a leader over the Missionary efforts in the area where I live. I have been able to teach many people all of whom have become great friends of mine regardless of the outcome. In several instances when I have had these great opportunities to teach I have been blessed to Baptize the individuals into Christ's Church. No greater joy comes to a person than when he is able see someone follow the Saviors and get Baptized into his Church committing to try to follow the Savior's example. I also serve by visiting 4 families in the area where I live a minimum 1 time per month to share a Gospel message with them and assist them with any challenges that they are struggleing with. I also like to support them and their children in activities that are important in their life!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Steve
The only way a person can know that the Church is true is by asking God. If a person really desires to know if the church is true they can study the Book of Mormon and ask God with a sincere heart if it is true and God will answer that prayer and confirm the truthfulness of it to them. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Steve
This is one of the most beautiful things that the Gospel teaches us. A husband and wife can be together forever if they strive to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and are sealed together in God's Temple. Also their families can live together forever if they follow these same guidelines. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Steve
Not everyone gets a chance to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It would not be fair if someone was condemned just because he did not get Baptized when he never even had a chance to do so while someone else is blessed for getting Baptized. Proxy Baptisms show God's great love for all of his children around the world as it allows them a chance to make the choice even if they did not hear the message while on the earth. Show more Show less