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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up on a farm, earned a college degree, enjoy physical work, great wife, 5 kids, entering retirement, and yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a family man, father of five. I have a university degree in Civil Engineering, served in the US Army Reserves, have worked in a family business for several years. I enjoy music, nature, and people. My interests and hobbies include photography, grilling, scuba diving, hiking, wood carving, and lately, golf.

Why I am a Mormon

All my life I have been sensitive to the difference between right and wrong. I also have had a natural feeling that family relationships are important and special. The miracles of life convince me that there is a divine plan and a real purpose for our existence. I believe in the teachings of the Biblical prophets and the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. The thuth of these scriptures from the Jewish nation has been proven to me by the independent writings of prophets of God from other lands who also testify of the Lord Jesus Christ - namely in the Book of Mormon. But my choice to belong to the 'Mormon Church' is influenced the most by the fact that it is the 'real deal'; meaning that this Church does not only teach of Christ but the power of God is manifested in the covenants and ordinances in this Church that are not found anywhere else. There is no doubt in me that the greatest peace and happiness in this life comes from obedience to God's commandments and following the example of His son, Jesus Christ. I am a 'Mormon' because I know that this Church is not a gospel other than that taught by the Apostle Paul, but is that same gospel, restored in its fullness, and given the name by Jesus Christ himself of: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? Well, first of all, I do all I can to 'keep the Sabbath Day holy'. And second of all, I do all I can to live by the Lord's commandments every day of the week as well. My ability to do this is strengthened as my knowledge of the teachings of the Lord increases. There are no paid ministers in the Church but there is an unbelievable amount of ministering done by the members. This gives me many opportunities to learn and grow as I serve others. For example, I have worked with youth as a teacher, as an advisor, as a scoutmaster, I was a full-time missionary for two years in southern Mexico, my wife and I have worked with members of the Church on the Gila River Indian Reservation, we have helped on numberless service projects, my wife currently helps people with family history research and I am now serving as bishop of our local congregation. We do this willingly and in addition to our family duties and employment responsabilities. And we can count many significant ways that our lives have been blessed by the way we live our faith - a priceless amount of confidence, peace of mind, satisfaction and joy in the service.