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Hi I'm Steven

I'm a Poet by accident and a Mormon on purpose.

About Me

I love to be creative and witty. I try to find a new perspective on subjects that have become trite and breath new life into dead corners. I love music and play both Clarinet and Piano. My plans for the future involve learning to be a journalist, writing religious poetry and fantasy books, and making music. I love my religion, I believe in Christ and strive to learn from his example. I have stumbled upon a hidden talent and that is poetry, with no real foresight I started writing poems more as a creative outlet then with determination to excel. Eventually, I got in the habit of writing at least one poem a week and some times more. Now, I have written over 110 poems. My intention is to compile them into a book and publish them. Completely by accident, I might find my future in Poetry.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have put to the test the principles and lessons I learned in my youth and found all the teachings to be valid, powerful, and vital for happiness in a day where so much is vying to steer us away from the source of all happiness and Joy in this life: Christ. Growing up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints, I was always taught the stories from the Book of Mormon and the Bible, but it wasn't until I turned twelve that I actually started reading the books for myself. The knowledge I've gained has kept me founded on a firm foundation (Ephesians 2:20). I know why I'm alive today, I know where I'm going when I die, and I know what I have to do to get there. I have utilized Christ's Atonement in my life, and I repent every day. This is a wonderful experience that has brought such peace to my life and I want to share my knowledge of the saving ordinances of the Gospel with everyone I meet. I am grateful for the trials in my life, they have made me who I am today, and I enjoy being me!. Christ's Church is restored to the earth again, with the same organization and preisthood as during his earthly ministry. All who are willing to listen should listen, think about what you hear, and pray to find out for yourself if it is true. I know this Gospel is true, but don't take my word for it, get down on your knee's and ask God himself! He will tell you what you need to know.

How I live my faith

I am a Missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ. I live my faith by obedience to God's commandments, following my leaders, and by testifying of the Truth to everyone I meet. I am not perfect, I can't even call myself smart. All I know is the simple truth that Christ lives, that He loves us, and because He Loves Us, that He Died for us and rose again on the third day. I know He suffered for our sins, pains, afflictions, and temptations of every kind, in Gethsemane and on the Cross. I know how I can come back to live with Him and Heavenly Father again, and I show my faith in Him every day by sharing that knowledge with the people where I live. I do my best each day to be who Christ wants me to be, say what He wants me to say, and do what He wants me to do. I believe that, in the end, I am saved by His grace, yet strive each day to do all I can to show my gratitude for His mercy, even though I know my works will never equal the difference. That is how I live my Faith in Jesus Christ.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

The Prophet is choosen by Jesus Christ. He is the head of the Church, the Prophet is not. The current Prophet, Thomas S. Monson, will serve until his death, upon which time, the senior Apostle, (the Apostle who has been an Apostle the longest) will recieve the Mantle of the Prophet. There is no voting, no vying for position, Christ chooses when Apostles are called, and WHO is called as an apostle, Apostles are chosen from the body of the Church, regardless of previously held Church callings, by revelation given through current Apostles. Christ said, speaking to his Apostles "ye have not choosen me, I have choosen you", and we hold that to be true as concerns Peter, James, and John as well as President Thomas S. Monson, Henry B. Eyring, and Deiter F. Uchtdorf. Show more Show less