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Hi I'm Steffen

I love to go country swing dancing, scuba diving, rock climbing, hiking and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Steffen. I am a collage student that loves the outdoors. I like to go up trails in the mountains. I am into country swing dancing and enjoying life. I am a biology major that loves knowing how everything works and why it functions the way it does. I believe that the science of biology teaches me a lot about Jesus Christ and how diverse he made this planet. It also helps me to understand a lot about myself and how much detail God put into me.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents are members of the church and I was baptized at age eight so all of my life I have been learning about this church. I love the teachings and the feelings that it brings when I attend church and follow the commandments. Just because I was born into the church did not mean I automatically knew the church was true when I was baptized. It was not until I was in high school were I finally read the Book of Mormon and took this gospel seriously that I realized how amazing this church was. I prayed to know if the book of Mormon was true and I received a feeling of peace in my heart. I thought if God can make me feel this way then I should do what he wants and serve him in his church more seriously. I served a mission for the Church in Brazil where I received a witness and testimony that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he really did see Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father. I know the love of God is real and I feel that as I allow him to lead me in this gospel I have greater hope and faith to take on whatever challenges I will face. I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and I have no problem sharing that with others. I love this gospel and that is why I am a Mormon. It gives me hope.

How I live my faith

I love how Jesus Christ was an example to everyone by not being a respecter of persons (Acts 10:34). The way i live my faith is to be like Jesus Christ and do what he did by trying to include anyone and everyone in whatever activity i am doing regardless of their race, religion, or anything else that would make them different from me. I love reading the book of Mormon. I feel like it has brought me closest to Jesus Christ than any other book and that is why I read it every day. I try to live my faith by living my life the way Christ would if he were given my circumstances and situations.