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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a Mormon who grew up in the southwest. I've moved to out-lying suburbia, now, and commute in to the big city to work each day.

About Me

I am a dad of four children with my wife and mother living under the same roof. We enjoy living in an area where we can garden and have a yard where we have flood irrigation in an otherwise desert climate. We spend time growing oranges, grapefruit, blackberries and tomatoes as well as other vegetable garden plants. I've got a advanced college degree and work for a nationally based insurance company. I'm thankful to have a job when I see so many who are having a hard time finding work.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church and can relate many experiences where my Church membership helped to mold me and my family. I am thankful for that experience to know that the principles taught have helped us to be successful as individuals and as a family. Certain rules of success apply to any person that assist them with living a generally happy life. Mormonism avoids the pitfalls associated with various addictions and habits that prevent individuals from living truly happy lives. Also it encourages selflessness and sacrifice for others and well as for the purposes of God in helping to create a society where men and women can live together in peace and harmony. I have found the Book of Mormon to be the real reason that I believe Mormonism to be true. The power and spirit of the book cannot be denied by the true seeker of truth. I have read it and prayed to know of its truth and I have had my prayers answered. It is a true book from God.

How I live my faith

Right now I have been called to act as the leader of the church congregation in my church unit or ward. I will later be released to serve in other capacities as I have served in the past. There is no seeking for church assignments. I serve where I am needed and others around me similarly serve where they are asked to help. I recognize that while many now call me "bishop" and look to me for leadership, I also have looked to others who have served me in the same capacity. I have been thankful for those who have served me as they have acted as bishop. And I hope the same may be said of me when my time of service is done. Otherwise, the basics of prayer, studying the scriptures and attending to all family duties of a father and patriarch of my family continue as always, trying to be a good example of what my Father in Heaven would want me to do.

Are Mormons Christians?

Steve
Mormons are Christians, indeed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the official name of the Mormon Church. Everything done in the church is in keeping with what Jesus Christ would have done in His church today, much as in the day when he physically walked upon the earth as a man, organizing followers to carry on his work even when he had assended to heaven after his resurrection. Jesus Christ today directs the work of His Church by continuing to give revelation and inspiration to modern day apostles, much like He did through the apostle Peter in the New Testament. As members of The Church of Jesus Christ obey His teachings, they are blessed as Latter-Day Saints, much as were the members of His Church as Saints were blessed when He was upon the earth. Show more Show less