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Hi I'm Steph

I grew up in ID, but currently find myself in Rochester, MN. I'm married with 2 kids and I love to knit, run, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 26 year old married mother of 2. I have been married just shy of Seven years. My husband and I were married in the beautiful Salt Lake City temple. My life mostly revolves around my kids, but I do have an online business where I design and sell digital scrapbooking supplies. In my spare time, I like to run- 10Ks and half marathons-, read- I am very interested in history, I love WWII- Knit, craft and some day I hope to be able to use my sewing machine. I also like to bake treats and cook. I just don't like the clean up, but that is what husbands are for, right?

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a member family. Both my parents are active members of the church and attend regularly. My father's side is all active. My mother's side is not. Growing up I saw many hardships that my mother's side of the family brought upon them selves by simply making bad choices. It was a huge teaching tool to see how following simple teachings of the gospel can affect your life. Just by watching them and all of their health problems, I decided I didn't ever want to be addicted to drugs or cigarettes. I continue to be a member because this church brings me peace. There was a brief time in my life when I felt that I didn't need the church. I can honestly say that during that time, I was not happy. In fact I was depressed. I was in my first semester of college and coming home every weekend. I didn't know what was wrong. Because of some amazing room mates, I began to be reactivated and started going to church. The peace I felt was assuring. I starting reading my scriptures and paying tithing. Things started to change in my life. I was repenting and feeling the truth of the gospel the most I have ever felt it in my life. I wasn't as homesick, my grades improved and I met my husband. I know Heavenly Father loves us, and if we pray and read our scriptures and just give him the chance, we all can feel peaceful.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by not only being a good member of the church, but also of my community. I try to volunteer when I can. I donate items to people in need, particularly the homeless youth through the YMCA. I find one of the best ways to teach our faith is by example instead of words. I try to show non members that I am interested in helping who I can, not just members of my faith although I gladly help them too. I try to serve my neighbors by helping them in the yard or taking them the occasional dinner or treat. I have a strong testimony of Visiting Teaching. I have been touched many times by sisters who helped my in time of need. Especially bringing me meals when I had a new baby or helping to clean my house when moving out. I try to be a good visiting teacher by praying for my sisters, so I that may be in tune to their needs.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Steph
Read the scriptures and pray. If you sincerely want to know if this church is true, Heavenly Father will touch your heart and you will know. I have felt the burning in my chest, the peace, and the truth of this church. I have felt the Holy Ghost and am so thankful for his presence in my life. Go to church. I have my belief re-affirmed every Sunday. Sometimes it's hard to wrestle two kids under 5 by myself, but when I can feel the spirit, I know that what I am doing is right and it is worth it. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Steph
The Relief Society RS is the the adult female side of the church. It's a great way to meet friends and also an awesome support system. I have been so blessed by the RS. They bring meals when sick or when you have a baby. They are also known to show up and give you support if you are having a rough day. Show more Show less