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Hi I'm Steve

I am married with three independent daughters that love to see the world around them, as do I. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a regular guy who grew up in a family with two younger brothers who's goals were to be stronger and taller than me, and they succeeded. My life seemed to be mapped out to progress through high school and college then to spend two years doing missionary service in England. Upon my return, I found my future wife renting a bedroom in my mother's house. A year later we were married. Then in time, one by one, three girls were born to our family. My career moved us from California to Utah then to Oklahoma (a wonderful place to raise our girls) and on to Arizona. My interests are to explore my own back yard. Each Saturday is my time to beautify and cultivate our yard around our home. With our girls grown and out of the house or should I say out of state, but to be precise, off the continent, this allows us to travel and have a place to stay. When not working or gardening, and traveling, my quiet time allows me to dabble in writing.

Why I am a Mormon

To be a quiet example to others can sometimes create an opportunity for someone to be touched and evaluate their own lives, where their life is turned for the good that will effect the generations to come. My dad was in the US Army during the Korean conflict in the 1950s. There he met a soldier who was a Mormon and a return missionary. Both my dad and Alan became friends. After the war and returning home to his wife, my Mom, they could see that something was missing in their lives. Something they needed to help them grow closer together. My Dad remembering his friend and their discussions of life and families and hearing that families can be together forever, they investigated the Mormon Church and were baptized. I was baptized when I was eight years old as where both my brothers when they turn eight. All three of us boys went on church missions and were married in the Lord's Temple. Hopefully I can be a quiet example.

How I live my faith

Opportunities to grow and develop are always available in the Mormon Church. No matter where I lived, in England or in the United States, the Church is the same. Its teachings of the Savior and our Father in Heaven are being taught from the same scriptures and Church publications. It is like having consistency and family no matter where you are in the world. The opportunity to teach in the young men's organization has always been a special part of my life. To see a young man develop into manhood and to respect ones self and others allows them to be a contributor in the areas in which they live and the family they create. The one who teaches usually gains the most by taking the time to study and prepare. All members of the Church have this blessing to grow. The members call themselves, brother and sister because in God's eyes, we are. And in the Church we recognize this as for ourselves.