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Hi I'm Steven Smithson

I grew up in Northern Arizona, I am a flight respiratory care practitioner on a emergency medical helicopter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to hunt, fish, fly and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS religion. I went on a mission to the southern states( Arkansas, Mississippi) It was there that I gained a testimony of the LDS church. The southern people are good Christian people who have read and know their bible. I had to do a lot of personal study. I gained a testimony of the Bible as well as the Book of Mormon, and had many exceptional experiences sharing my testimony with the people of the south. I have read the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I have studied about the prophet Joseph Smith. I know these scriptures to be true, that our Heavenly Father loves us and has restored His church through faithful men known as prophets. Through the scriptures you can see this pattern. Heavenly Father dispenses His doctrine through His prophets. When He does this it is up to us to study their words, and pray to know of the truth of it. I love the LDS church. I love temples, where we can be not just be married but sealed to our spouse and children for time and all eternity. The LDS religion makes sense to me. It is set up just as our Savior Jesus Christ set up His church when He walked the earth. I hope that all who read this will put the Book of Mormon to the test. Read it. Pray about it. I know that you will also come to know that it is a true record of prophets, and a record of when our Savior visited this continent. Thank you for reading my testimony. Steve

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the church as the High priest group leader. I love serving in the church and helping others. It makes me feel good and like I am helping our Savior to feed his sheep. I love the people in my ward. They are some of our best friends. In the church we help others by a program called home teaching. Once a month we visit our families and attend to any needs they have. That can range to helping them work on their house to praying with them and teaching a lesson about Christ. We had a tornado ravage our house this past year. Of course the police/EMS were first on scene. Not minutes after, the members of the church showed up. They helped us all nail up boards and repair our houses. All while we were under the threat of more tornado's coming. It wasn't just a few people either. They were truly a blessing to us while in our moment of extreme need. After the disaster they fed us and offered housing for us.