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Hi I'm Steve

I am a father and a grandfather. I am a veterinarian. I am also a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 beautiful daughters, and recently a grandfather. My lovely wife and daughters are the light of my life, and my greatest joys. I am a veterinarian in a small town, meaning I work on just about all animals. I like working on cars and woodworking, really almost anything with my hands. I am also a sports fan, especially baseball and football. Although, I did gymnastics while I was in high school.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and was raised that way. However, when I was in my late teen years,I quit going to church on a regular basis, and then not at all. I was off/on for about 14 years. During this time I was married and had 2 children. Then one day I thought how horrible it would be if one of my children ever needed me in a spiritual way, and I was not close enough to Heavenly Father to ask for or to give help. This brought on some deep introspection, and the Holy Ghost bore witness to me that it was important to me and to my family that I came back to church and committed myself to living the gospel 24/7. I truly had a change of heart at this time, and a sure and true personal testimony that the church is the true church of Jesus Christ, and that by living its standards and following its teachings, that blessings would come to me and my family. I have personally seen this in my life-multipe blessings, indeed miracles- that I know are from my Heavenly Father. I dont know where I would be this day if I had not made that decision to come back, but I KNOW I would not have the joy I do today.

How I live my faith

I am a branch president in my branch. This is like being a bishop in a larger ward, or a pastor in a congregation.I have many responsibilities due to this calling, from taking care of the widows and needy in the branch, to overseeing the spiritual and temporal needs of all the members.When members in the branch need guidance, they come to me. This makes me sound like a really knowledgeable person, but I am really not anymore than anyone else. However, when I was called to this position, I was given certain "keys" to be able to feel the Lords guidance when dealing with these members. These are not physical keys like you open a door with, rather priesthood keys or authority that pertain to that calling, much like the Savior gave to each of his apostles before his crucifixion. Indeed, I have felt the Lords influence many times in this calling, and am so grateful for the opportunity to serve him. Like the scriptures say, "If you have done it unto one of the least of those we serve, you have done it unto me".