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Hi I'm Stefan

I am a Spanish teacher and I love baseball. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of six children. I teach Spanish and I love baseball. I am a boy scout leader, public servant, and advocate for teachers. My family always comes first. Without my family, my life means nothing to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was always taught that families can be together forever. When I was 15, my mother became very ill and was not given a good prognossess. I wanted to know if the things my parents had taught we were true. I went to a quiet room and knelt down and asked my Heavenly Father if it was true. I received my answer and have never looked back. The doctrine on the family keeps me going. I want to have my family forever and I will follow the Lord's plan to make that happen. Now I have a wife and childeren of my own. They mean the world to me. There isn't a decission that I make where I don't ask myself, "how will this effect my family?"

How I live my faith

I keep the membership and financial records for my ward. I love being able to help the leadership behind the sceens. I am able to bless the lives of others by giving appropriate information the the people who need it. You could say that it is my job to know who everyone is. I also am the guy who writes the checks the bishop authorizes for the needy and I see that they get to who needs them. That is a huge responsibility that I don't take lightly. I also work with the Boy Scouts Troop chartered by our ward. I serve as the Committee Chairman and get to interview the boys as the seak rank advancements. I try to help their leaders meet their needs. Once a year, I travel with them to camp because I can. I love working with those boys. It reminds me of everything good that came from my youth.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Tithing is used to fund the Lord's program on Earth. We do not pay the people who serve in the church but the money is used to keep the lights on in our buildings, keep them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. The activities of the church are funded by tithing. The books and materials that are used in Sunday worship come from tithing money. I will always be greatful to the tithe payers of the church because they helped fund my education at Brigham Young University--Idaho. As you know college is expensive and I could not have done it with out the faithful tithe payers of the church. As someone who processes the dontations received from the membership, I take very seriously the parable of the Widow's Mite. It is sacrifices like her's that make the Church great and give us access to temples, missionay materials, and educational opportunities at the church schools and institutes. Show more Show less