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Hi I'm Steve Summers

I have a personal relationship with God, and Jesus Christ is my savior. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

We are a busy family with 4 children, ranging in ages from 4 to 15 years old. We live in Auburn Washington and have a wide range of interests, from performing music to running to spending time with each other. We have all the challenges of raising a young family- busy schedules, peer pressure, education, finances... We rely heavily on our faith to give us strength in the hard times. We are mindful of the grace of God in the good times. At all times we look to God for guidance, comfort, and support. The Church helps us nurture our relationship with God and with Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Life today is difficult. If we let it, life would tear our family apart and leave each of us discouraged and broken. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches us to rely on the grace of God to overcome these challenges. More than teaching, the Church provides the ordinances that allow us to bind ourselves to God - we promise to follow His laws, and we receive access to His Holy Spirit to give us strength, comfort, and forgiveness. I have felt a real power at times in my life, and I've seen that power bless the lives of people around me. This is why I'm a Mormon. More than just a hope for blessings in the life to come, I receive blessings in this life that help me every day.

How I live my faith

My faith is a part of my life, every day. I hope it is apparent at work, where I strive to be ethical, fair, and "an example of the believers." My faith also guides every decision I make for my family. As instructed by our leaders, I hold Family Night each Monday night for my family and this has brought tremendous blessings into our family and into the lives of my children. We read scriptures together regularly, and we pray as a family. I spend time with my children and much of that time is doing things recommended by the church - serving other people, learning, and growing together.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Steve Summers
The Book of Mormon is not so different from the Bible. I love studying the history of the Bible, especially the New Testament. The Lord spoke to those in charge of his Church, and these inspired men wrote what they had been told and shared those writings with others. Eventually, those writings were compiled into a book we now know as the New Testament. Similarly, the Old Testament is a collection of writing from the ancient prophets. The Book of Mormon contains writings of men who were called by God to lead his church at a different place and time. Their writings were preserved and compiled into the book we now know as the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon does have a special mission- as a witness of Jesus Christ. By reading this book, one can open a line of communication with God. As we read, God assures us that the records are true. This confirms the method the book came to us, through the Prophet Joseph Smith. A belief in the Book of Mormon leads to a belief that Joseph Smith was called by God, which leads us to believe and accept the modern Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This faith then brings us closer to our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Steve Summers
Jesus Christ has many roles that were assigned him by God the Father. Among these roles is that he is a member of the Godhead, and with God the Father and the Holy Ghost he directs the plan for our eternal salvation. Jesus Christ is our Savior and he lived on earth, established his church, taught his Gospel, was crucified, and paid the physical and emotional price for my sins. By relying wholly upon him I can be forgiven and return to live with him and my Father in Heaven after I leave this life. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Steve Summers
Mormons believe that it is wholly through the grace of Christ that we are saved. Without his saving grace, we could not be saved no matter what our efforts amounted to. For that we are grateful to Jesus for his sacrifice and victory. We also believe that as followers of Christ, he expects us to live up to his teachings. He has required that we fulfill certain ordinances and that we follow his commandments. I love the blessings that come to my life from following his commandments. Show more Show less