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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married husband and am a father of three wonderful children. My life, like many others, has been simple yet fulfilling. I was raised along the west coast with a family that was very active in sports, fishing, hunting, and camping. My favorite sports played were baseball, soccer and football. My parents were always very supportive of these events and participated often. In fact, my dad coached all of my baseball teams. In my youth I was an avid artist drawing and painting until my early 20s. College took up much of my time since then where I graduated with a bachelors’ degree in Computer Science. I did however take an intermission from schooling between my freshman and sophomore years to serve a full time mission in Australia for the LDS Church. Up to that time, it was the most wonderful experience of my life as I was able to share with others my belief and faith in Jesus Christ. I met a wonderful young woman while in college. We married upon graduation and have been blessed with happiness since then. Our kids are all in college starting lives of their own now. My wife and I continue to develop our own marriage by dating and pursing common interests. We look forward to the day when we will become grandparents.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was sixteen years old several of my high school friends were members of the LDS Church. As we sat around the lunch quad they would talk about temples and eternal families. My curiosity was aroused as I listened to them so I asked permission from my parents to speak to the full-time missionaries. As the missionaries taught me the gospel of Jesus Christ I felt a special peace during those visits. What they shared with me felt within my heart to be right and true. They asked me to read the Book of Mormon for in so doing they said I would learn for myself the truthfulness of the message they bore about the restoration of the Church of Jesus Christ and of the power and authority to perform the ordinances of his gospel. For the next week I read from the Book of Mormon. Every night as I read I was overwhelmed by a feeling of peace. All that I read rang true to my very soul. My fingers tingled as I read from its pages. I knew these feelings were of God and He was telling me through the power of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon was true. Knowing this truth of the book I then accepted the reality of Joseph Smith’s first vision of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I knew then that the Church was led by living prophets and apostles and the message of these missionaries was true. I was soon baptized and became a member of the Church. I have never regretted this action nor doubted the witness that was given to me by Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

My faith in Christ begins at home. I have a personal witness that the Church today is led by a living prophet of God. This knowledge helps guide my desires and actions. I rise each morning, read the scriptures, and record my thoughts within a journal. My family prays together twice daily seeking the Lord's help. In the evenings we read scriptures. We try to have family time by playing board games, watch movies, study the gospel, or have family discussions. We attend Church to renew covenants made with Christ to remember Him and keep His commandments. My current responsibilities within the Church requires attendance to various meetings before church begins to coordinate activities within our ward. I work with many others to visit homes of our Church members on a regular basis to strengthen their faith in Christ and also offer assistance should they have special needs. In times past I have worked with the young men to help them become Eagle Scouts. I have coordinated activities where peanut butter is produced and distributed by the Church. I have taught many lessons about living the gospel of Christ to smaller children. I even served a full-time mission for the Church when I was 20 years old. I help with community projects cleaning State parks, repairing housing for the needy, and have given blood on multiple occasions for local hospitals. The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of love and charity. I try to live by those principles and have raised my children to do the same.