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Hi I'm Steve

I have lived in eight states and four countries. I have a wife and five kids. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 5 kids. I'm currently going to MBA school. I'm an Eagle Scout. I love soccer!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are LDS - currently serving a couples mission in Wyoming. They raised me to believe in Christ. At age eight, they encouraged me to get baptized and so I did. Although I struggled through my teenage years, I truly gained a testimony of Christ and the power of his Atonement during that time. At age nineteen, I served a mission to Lithuania. I found Christ in serving others. I have a testimony in Christ and his established Church. He has visited man throughout the ages and in this day and age appeared to Joseph Smith re-establishing his Church and Kingdom on this earth. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, as he indeed appeared to the native inhabitants of the American continent - much like the Bible is a testament of his ministry in and around Jerusalem. I know the priesthood, the power and authority to act in God's name, has been restored to the earth. And through that priesthood, God has blessed my life. I am a witness to many of God's miracles. I love attending church on Sunday because I'm strengthened and blessed by associating myself and my family with other disciples of Christ. Someday, I hope and pray God will accept my humble sacrifice and count me worthy to return and live with him.

How I live my faith

I'm currently the Sunday School President - that means I coordinate lesson topics for youth and adults every Sunday. One of the biggest challenges is creating meaningful, Christ-centered lessons, week after week, that captivate the audience's attention while inviting the Spirit into the discussion. My testimony in Christ grows as I see how the Spirit directs both the teacher and the students.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

I served a mission at age 19 to Lithuania. Missionary work is WORK! Those years of service have defined my life. They were some of the toughest years of my life however, my small sacrafice solidified my love for the Lord and my testimony in his infinite Atonement. I found Christ in serving others. I loved the people, I loved the culture, and I loved sharing my testimony in Christ with others. I certainly wasn't "required" to serve a mission however, I would encourage all young men and women to lose themselves in the service of others. And I can't think of a better way than to serve an honorable, full-time mission. I love missionaries because I've walked a mile in their shoes - Show more Show less