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Hi I'm Steve

I'm an Engineer and I love to build things, I'm a husband and Father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my best friend for 27 years, we have 3 wonderful children (one boy and two girls) that are all out of the house now and on their own. My wife and I like to spend our Fridays together hiking, kayaking, walking/jogging, shopping and talking to each other. I am an Engineer and have worked in the Aerospace industry for almost 25 years, I've been a Research Engineer for most of that time. I love to fabricate and have built a car from scratch (Ford GT40), a Kit plane and many dirt bikes. I enjoy racing vintage motocross, I love to jog and ran my first Marathon last June. I spend lots of time with my grown son working on projects (we are building two choppers now) and shopping for tools and going to car shows! I am going to be a Grandparent in a few weeks and I cant wait to race into that phase of life!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church at the age of 21 while I was in California. I was working, surfing, racing Motocross and dating and felt that this was the lifestyle I wanted and had always dreamed of but I felt neither satisfied nor joyful. I knew a girl in High School that was a Mormon, she always seemed to be happy and know where she wanted to go. I started spending time with her and after an accident that left me in a cast and unable to race on Sunday I went to church with her for the first time. I felt like I was home! I had never felt like that in church in my life and wanted to know why, what was the difference? I met with the Missionaries the next week and joined the church two weeks later. Funny how people change, I told the Missionaries I knew the church was true and that I wanted to be baptized but that if I had to go on a Mission I didn't want to do this. They just laughed and said I was a little old anyway and that no one was going to expect me to go. Three months later I heard the Prophet of God say "every worthy young man should go on a mission" and I felt the Spirit whisper to me that I should go. I sold most everything I had to pay for my mission and went out after I had been in the church for one year and had a fantastic Mission to New England. I will be forever grateful I went. The Spirit touched my parents while I was out and they joined the church as well. I have been a member for 31 years, was married in the Salt Lake Temple for time and all eternity to my favorite person in the world and have three great kids that I love and adore. I'm a Mormon because the happiness and Joy that I was missing while doing all the things I thought would make me happy, I found in the church. As I have raised kids, worked on my marriage and worked in so many different capacities in the church I have found true Joy and happiness. I have been blessed in so many ways as I've tried to follow the teachings of our Lord and Savior, I feel like the life I really wanted is now mine.

How I live my faith

In the church there are many different ways to serve both the people in my ward and in the community. I have worked with the youth most of the time helping with activities and planning. I have also spent lots of time working with the Boy Scouts and have been on many camp outs and hikes including three 50 mile backpacking trips. I currently work with the younger children helping them learn about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I also work with the different organizations in our ward to make sure they have the right people and support to run smoothly. I try each day to live by the teachings of our Savior as I deal with people at work as well as my family and friends. I try to remember what my wife always says "it's better to be nice than right". I think the best way I can show my Savior I truly love him and want to follow him is in the way I treat my wife and family and friends as well as people I don't know.