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Hi I'm Sterling

I was born in Mesa, AZ. I have a wonderful wife and 3 beautiful girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a beautiful wife and 3 wonderful girls. I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, playing sports, going out to eat, going to the beach in Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family where religion was very intertwined with my way of life. My family attended church every week. Most of my friends in my neighborhood went to my same church. I played basketball at the church, I went to scouts at the church and everything just mixed together. As I grew older, I realized some of my friends had different faiths. In time I noticed some of the Mormon friends I grew up with didn't necessarily live Mormon teachings. As a teenager, some of my beliefs were challenged by those around me and also by myself. In high school I had some influential church leaders that challenged us to establish our own beliefs. I remember reading scriptures and praying to gain a testimony. I can think of distinct times that I felt the spirit. I attended seminary throughout high school and learned more about basic principles and doctrines. I enjoyed learning about church history and I had a good group of friends who were a really good influence to me. In time, I made the decision to serve a mission. I was called to serve in Guayaquil, Ecuador. I loved my mission. It helped shape and strengthen my character. I remember listening to biography stories of Joseph Smith and gaining a respect and admiration for him as a person. I read and gained an appreciation for the Book of Mormon. I read the New Testament and learned about Jesus' miracles and his teachings and his apostles. My beliefs were strengthened as I saw faithful members commit to live gospel principles they knew were true. My beliefs are not a result of a single event, but rather a progression of understanding from the many experiences throughout my life. I am grateful for my faith. It defines who I am and how I act.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the primary in my church.