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Hi I'm Steven

I grew up in California loving sports, the beach, and friends. I am now the father of a large family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy father of a combined family. My first wife died of cancer and I was raising my four children on my own. I met a beautiful woman, who also lost her spouse and we combined my four and her five children and now we have a baseball team. We are very lucky. They are all such great kids. Six of them have gone off to college and now are married. We still have two daughters going to college and one son in high school. The best part of kids getting married is now we have 10 of the cutest grandchildren in the world. I love sports and enjoy taking my family to the lake to wakeboard and tube. I also love to play raquetball. I also love to ride motorcycles and going fishing with our family. As I am getting older, it seems like I do more watching the grandkids play soccer or other activities than playing them myself. I have been self-employed all of my life and I am very lucky to love my job. I am in the financial services industry. It doesn't even seem like work when you enjoy what you do. I have worked with the young men (12-18) in our church for most of my adult life. It is a pleasure to work with them and I consider it great blessing to work with them, teach them, and have fun times with them in all different types of activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by my parents. My mother was very active in the church and my father only went from time to time. The things that I learned as a young boy sank deep into my heart and I knew that the church was true most of my life. I never had one special experience that told me the church was true, but many, many experiences that have shaped my life and made me who I am today. I had a great childhood with loving parents. When I got older, I had to make the decision if I wanted to serve a mission for the church. I wanted to serve from an early age, but the decision became a little more difficult when I had a great girlfriend and I was just getting started in college. But I chose to go and ended up serving a mission in Paris, France. It was a very difficult mission. Most of the people in France didn't warm up to Mormon missionaries very easily, but it was one of the best experiences in my life. It was the only time that I have been able to devote all of my whole heart and soul to the Lord and serve others. I didn't have to worry about school or work or my social life. Just serve the Lord. I had so many great experiences on my mission and saw several small miracles take place in the lives of some of the people that I met in France. I know that the Lord answers our prayers. I know that the Lord loves his children and specifically, I know that he loves me. I have had some major trials in my life and I have always been able to call on our father in heaven and he has lifted me up and helped me to see the true meaning of life. Which is a great thing to know. I lost my first wife to cancer. I am so glad the we were sealed together for time and all eternity. What a blessing it is to know that. We also lost a son who died at an early age and my wives have had some major medical trials. the lord has always been there for me and the spirit has born witness to me that the church is true, that the book of mormon is the word of god. I am so thankful for this knowledge

How I live my faith

I have held several different calling in the church. I have taught Sunday school, worked with the boy scouts, and worked with the young mens program for almost 20 years. I am currently working as a secretary for the older group of men called high priests, and I go out monthly to visit a couple of families in our ward. I have always loved serving and consider it a great blessing to help other people in what ever way I can.