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Hi I'm Steve

I enjoy playing racquetball, I work as a behavioral health professional, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are in a blended family with 8 children, 14 grandchildren and more to come! I grew up in Billings, MT and have lived in Wyoming, California, Nevada and I've been in Arizona now since 1990. In my spare time, I like traveling, reading, and sports. Mostly we just love to travel througout the country to spend time with our grandchildren!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 21. I was wondering about the meaning of life. Was I going to have a career, work for 30 years, then die and that was it?? When I met the Mormons, I discovered the answers to the questions about our purpose in life, where we go after we die, and where we came from before this mortal life. I felt the Holy Spirit witness to me the truthfulness of the restoration of the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. And what a blessing to have a living prophet and apostles today to give us guidance and counsel from the Lord that applies to our lives now. I am grateful to know that our Heavenly Father lives, that Jesus is the Christ, our Savior and Redeemer. I am grateful to feel of their love for us and their desire for our happiness in this life and joy throughout eternity. That knowledge and witness bring me comfort and peace and joy. And that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith encompasses a lot of things, including daily prayer and scripture study; having the blessing of attending the temple each week; of course, going to church to worship each Sunday and to partake of the sacrament in remembrance of Christ's atoning sacrifice for us. And now we will be serving a 23-month mission as a senior couple! As a convert to the church, I found that we have the blessing and opportunity to serve others by accepting assignments to serve. I have had many different assignments including Scoutmaster, ward missionary, full-time missionary to France, serving in bishoprics, and teaching many different classes in Sunday School and Priesthood. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been such a blessing for me!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

When I met the Mormons, I learned about their beliefs from members who shared a little bit of their beliefs, I also met with the missionaries. Over the weeks I met with the missionaries, I also was reading the Book of Mormon and another book written by a modern day apostle, A Marvelous Work and A Wonder. I wanted to know for sure if what they were teaching was true so I prayed to know. The missionaries showed how the scriptures taught about how the gospel of Christ was on the earth, then when Christ and his apostles were put to death, how the continuation of priesthood authority and church organization was lost. They explained how the gospel was restored to the earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. Then I recieved a witness from the Holy Ghost that I cannot deny that it was true! I accepted the invitation to be baptized and became a member of the church. Since that time, I have had many, many witnesses of the spirit of the truthfulness of the gospel. What a blessing to not have to argue with men about what is true, but being able through prayer to receive that witness from a divine source. Show more Show less