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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a Mormon who doesn't live in Utah. I have been an Air Traffic Controller for 29 years, am happily married and have 4 children

About Me

I have been a member of the LDS Church all my life, although we were not 'active' until I was 12 or 13 years old. I was active in scouting and attended early morning seminary. I love to play and watch tennis, and college football. I have four children, and presently 6 grandchildren. I live in the west and love being outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I gained a testimony of the church while serving a mission to Central America in the early 70's. I had been raised in the gospel, but really didn't have my own testimony until I had to teach the gospel to others. Being a missionary gives you time to really study the gospel, and to see its precepts in action. I have seen how the gospel has changed the lives of other people. It has been a blessing in my life, and has given my children a strong desire to live good lives.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good neighbor, helping others when I can. My wife and I have served the young people of the church, and there are few things as satisfying than to help them to understand God's love for them, and their purpose here on earth.

What is being a Mormon like?

Steve
I believe that Heavenly Father placed us all here on the earth for a purpose. We are to learn to help our fellow man and try to live Christ like lives. But what happens after we die? Does it make sense that we learn to love our spouses, children and grandchildren, only to be parted after we die? That just doesn't make sense to me. Heavenly Father gave us families to love, to help each other along our path to reach perfection. I would not want to live in a Heaven, or anywhere else for that matter, after I die if my wife were not there, or my children and grandchildren. I work to provide for my family I have outside interests I belong to social organizations BUT none of that will matter once we have passed 'through to veil' to be with our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. I would not want to be by myself for all eternity, nor do I believe that that is Heavenly Father's plan. We are here on earth as families, and we will be together on the other side as families. Show more Show less