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Hi I'm Steven

I'm from California, but I flew across the country to South Carolina to be a Spanish missionary. I like otter pops. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm Steven! I enjoy biking, drawing, writing, badminton, and preaching the Gospel. I've spent my whole life in Northern California, but now I'm serving a mission in South Carolina. I'll admit, I was a bit surprised when I got called to be a Spanish elder in the South, but I've really come to love it now. I think one of the most important parts of my life is that I have an older sister who is blind and autistic. She's a really sweet girl and I love her. I also have three other sisters and a brother, all older than me. I've never been left alone about the fact that I'm "the baby of the family."

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Because of the happiness I have in my life through the Savior's Atonement, which is means the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The peace that I feel as I read the Book of Mormon and the Bible are what truly make me realize the importance of this church and that it has been restored to the earth through a modern-day prophet. I won't say that I've been a perfect person, but I know I'm trying and that God loves each and every one of us. I'm a Mormon because God's power, authority, and all of His blessings are found in this church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a missionary! I love telling others about the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Something that I've learned throughout my life is that true happiness is only found through living the Gospel, which includes keeping the commandments and serving others. In the Book of Mormon, we learn that "wickedness never was happiness" (Alma 41:10), and I testify that greater joy had never before been found in my life than when I learned the value of obedience.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Steven
The name Mormon comes from the Book of Mormon, an inspired book of scripture which, much like the Bible, testifies of Jesus Christ. Mormon was one of the prophets like Moses, Noah, Abraham, etc. who wrote in the Book of Mormon, and he'd compiled all of the previous writings into one book of scripture. We teach from the Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible, as both contain the words of God. El nombre Mormón viene del Libro de Mormón, un libro inspirado de Escrituras que, como la Santa Biblia, testifica de Jesucristo. Mormón era uno de los profetas como Moises, Noé, Abraham, etc. que escribió en el Libro de Mormón, y él también había juntado todos los registros anteriores en un libro de Escritura. Enseñamos del Libro de Mormón y la Santa Bibla, porque los dos contienen las palabras de Dios. Show more Show less