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Hi I'm Steve

I like RPGs, Science & Technology, Basketball, Hockey and Shotokan Karate. I'm a Husband, a Father a Programmer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! My name is Steve Squires and I'm a Mormon. I work as a web developer and programmer. I enjoy working on text based multiplayer role playing games as a hobby, as well as play MMORPGs and Tabletop/Play-by-Post RPGs. I like sports in general, and also enjoy practicing Shotokan Karate. I like watching movies, and always enjoy a good laugh. I enjoy reading nonfiction and fantasy/science fiction. I have a beautiful wife whom I am sealed to in the temple for time and eternity as well as two lovely daughters who make my day every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when was 25. Previous to that I was having a very difficult time. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia when I was 21 years old. I spent a number of years in relative social isolation aside from friends I had made online. It was a tough time. I often wondered where God was during the tormented episodes of my illness. I spent the next few years studying with various religions but always something seemed to be missing. One day I saw a commercial for the book of Mormon on television. I decided to call the number and ask for a copy to see what this book was teaching. The missionary on the other line asked if a local missionary could call me to give me a copy and I said yes. I met the missionaries at a baptism they invited me to, and was very impressed with the spirit, genuineness and friendliness of the people. I decided to meet with the missionaries and have them teach me about their religion. I studied with them for about a month, and one day while attending a fast and testimony meeting at church, I felt so impressed by the testimonies I was hearing that I began to feel a very strong prompting, a burning in my bosom to go up there myself. Pretty soon I was unable to resist and I went up before everyone and said that if this is not the true church then it doesn't exist. A couple of weeks later I was baptized. When I was baptized I didn't know everything about the church. But I knew what I knew, and I knew that I had been visited by the Spirit of the Lord who had testified to me that this church was true. That it is His church. God is just waiting to bless everyone He can with uncounted blessings. You will find parts of the gospel in almost every church on earth, but if you want the fullness of the gospel, only here will it be found. There is so much to be gained by being a faithful Mormon. Take the time to know the truth of it for yourself.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon brings great joy and happiness in my life. With the help of the gospel I have been able to progress and become a better person. Some changes I've made fairly quickly. Others have taken years. Still many more are a work in progress. The gospel teaches us that we learn 'line upon line, precept upon precept'. God's promise is that by living the gospel and obeying His commandments, we can have all that He has, and enjoy eternal life and eternal progression, and that we can live with our family forever. He is ever patient with us, and His infinite love is always there for us, all of us, no matter who we are, what we've done or what our circumstances are. His plan of happiness includes an eternity for all of us whose glory and happiness is beyond mortal understanding. I live my faith by trying to be as good a man as I can, and by trying to help those who seek 'refuge from the storm', however I am able.