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Hi I'm Steve

I've been in the computer business since 1974 - kind of a pioneer! I'm a husband, father and grandpa. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married Carol, who is my very best friend. We are the parents of 3 boys and 3 girls, and grandparents to 21 wonderful kids. We love to travel - especially to visit our kids and grandkids who now live from New England to Texas to California to the Pacific Northwest. Carol & I were both born and raised in Arizona. Brigham Young sent our ancestors here to build communities and the Church in the late 1800's. Except for the 10 years when we lived in Southern California, we've lived in Arizona. I've been in the computer software business since 1974. I founded SpectraSoft, Inc., where we produce and sell software for healthcare - primarily clinical appointment scheduling solutions. In addition to travel, I enjoy HAM radio, photography and reading. Now - Carol & I are leaving for a mission in Brazil for the Church! I served a mission there years ago, and I'm excited to return. We'll be serving in the Brazil João Pessoa Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of my sure knowledge that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ, restored by Him through a modern prophet, Joseph Smith. I have this knowledge through the witness of the Holy Ghost and independent of any other person. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and have received an answer to my prayers confirming its authenticity. I have followed the teachings of the Church and have seen the innumerable blessings in my life and in the lives of my family and friends. The Savior said, "By their fruits ye shall know them." The Christ-like lives of my fellow members are a powerful testimony of the truthfulness of the claims of the divinity of this work. The fruits of the gospel are reflected in the strong families, the selfless service and the deep joy of church members world-wide.

How I live my faith

I'm far from perfect, for sure, but I try my best to live as the Savior would have me live. I'm trying to be like Jesus, and often ask myself this question, "What would Jesus do?" I try to see others through the eyes of the Savior and feel some of what He feels for them. I serve in the Church wherever I am asked and serve others in the community. I love my family and serve them. I tell them every day that I love them and try to be a good example for them. I love my wife with all my heart and one of my most important goals is to make her happy. Christ is the divine center of my life, and I know that he lives today and loves us all with an infinite love. I hope to always reflect that love.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Steve
We believe that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. His birth, life, death, and resurrection fulfilled the many prophecies contained in the scriptures concerning the coming of a Savior. He was the Creator, He is our Savior, and He will be our Judge (see Isaiah 9:6, 53:3-7; Psalms 22:16-18). Under the direction of our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ created the earth (John 1:10; Hebrews 1:2). When Jesus lived on the earth (approximately 2,000 years ago), He led a perfect life. He taught by word and example how people should live in love of God and others. Through His suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane and by giving His life on the cross—that is, by performing the Atonement —Jesus Christ saves us from our sins (1 Peter 2:21) as we follow Him. Because of the Atonement, you can be forgiven of your sins when you sincerely repent (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 26:30). Through His Resurrection, Jesus Christ saved us from death. Because He overcame death, we will all be given the gift of resurrection, that is to say our spirits will be eternally re-united with our bodies (Acts 24:15; 1 Corinthians 15:22). When life on this earth is over, Jesus Christ will be the final Judge (Acts 17:31; John 5:21-22; Acts 10:42). Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Steve
It is not a requirement but there is a strong tradition of missionary service in the Church. Church members consider it a privilege to show their love for other people and the Lord by sharing the gospel. I served a mission in Brazil for 2 1/2 years, beginning at the age of 19. I had planned to serve a mission from the earliest years I can remember. It was a wonderful experience that I would not trade for anything. It was the hardest and most rewarding work of my life up to then. My wife and I have been called to return to Brazil as a senior missionary couple where we will serve the people there by teaching, training leaders and new members and helping the young men and women missionaries there. What a great honor and privilege it is to serve a mission as a representative of The Lord Jesus Christ! Show more Show less