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Hi I'm Stephen

I'm a husband and father of five, a son, a brother, and a friend.

About Me

I work as a technical writer for software developers, and take a great deal of pleasure in my roles as husband and father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church with five siblings by LDS parents. I felt the influence of the Church and its doctrines at every juncture of my life. After a year of college, I served an LDS mission, where I studied God's words to me and made some important decisions about how I would live my life. Afterwards, I attended Brigham Young University, where I met my wife. Our experiences there and since have shaped our lives and our dedication to the kingdom of God.

How I live my faith

For the last few years, I have been serving as the president of our ward Sunday School, where I oversaw instruction and helped out teaching when needed. I was recently called to serve as an assistant to our high priests group leader.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Among the many truths it teaches, the Book of Mormon gives us the answer to this core question: 2 Nephi 2:27 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. The kingdom of God is a kingdom of joy. Life, its very essence, is that we experience joy even as Christ and his Father experience joy. We are given scriptures to read so that we can learn about this joy and how to gain it. We are given commandments so that, by keeping them, we can experience this joy. Joy does not come without pain. Our many painful experiences in life range from the merely annoying to the excruciating. But with the pain comes this divine promise, made to the prophet Joseph Smith but equally applicable to each of us: "...all these things shall give thee experience, and shall be for thy good." (Doctrine and Covenants 122:7) The ultimate end purpose of our lives is that we come to the joy that God has for us and that we bring our loved ones with us into that joy. Show more Show less