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Hi I'm Steven

I ran in College, served a mission in Cebu Philippines, graduated from ASU, and help manage my family car business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Dad of three kids. Ages 4, 3, and 6 months! Yes and as you can tell by how many kids I have my wife is awesome! Without her lets just say life would be very difficult. I like to run and clear my mind. I enjoy selling cars at my families car dealership. I ran in College at Paradise Valley Community college. I had a blast, while training for my running I averaged 75 miles every week excluding Sundays when I would rest!! The most miles that I have ran in a week before is 104. Now I am lucky to run 15 miles in a week! Who I am today is in large part due to serving a Mormon Mission in Cebu Philippines. I had the opportunity to live amongst the people and see what their lives are all about. I am so grateful that I met all kinds of Filipino people. I am not blind to how complicated life can be. Not a day goes by where I don’t think about the time I had on my mission. I speak their language that is called Cebuano or Visayan. I don't get to use the language that much in Gilbert, Az! I enjoy being a hard worker at anything that I do. Not giving whatever you do in life 100% bugs me. I figure if I am going to spend my time doing something I better try my hardest to be successful at it. I love to play Basketball. I enjoy watching the Phoenix Suns! Steve Nash is awesome! I love my family and I am grateful to have them to depend on.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a family that was mormon. My parents were not always actively engaged in being a member of the mormon church. When I was around the age of 8 my parents went to the Temple for the first time. I remember when I had the opportunity to go into the temple and be sealed to my family for forever. This day when I was eight sparked a desire in me to learn more about what being a mormon is all about. It really took until I was in high school for me understand that life is not really perfect all the time. I started understanding that I need to learn more about my Savior Jesus Christ. I started reading the book of Mormon when I was 18 and I learned a lot about Jesus Christ. I decided that I wanted to serve my Savior Jesus Christ by dedicating two years to him on a mission. While I was on my mission i had the opportunity to live amongst the people in Cebu, Philippines. I found my belief and faith to grow as I served my Savior. I watched peoples lives change for the good. I watched many people who were alcoholics become sober. I watched them become great husband's and fathers. There was a great change that came over them as they embraced the gospel of Jesus Christ. I to changed as I watched these people better their lives. I am a Mormon because as I live what I believe it makes me happy. When I make a mistake it is what allows me to come back to true happiness. There are so many fake forms of happiness in this world. The only true form and lasting form of happiness comes from being a disciple of Christ or a follower of Christ. I believe that the only way to find our Savior is to be willing to give of our time, and whatever we have to following his gospel. I am so grateful that I can watch my kids grow up knowing that they have a father in heaven who loved us so much that he gave of his only begotten son Jesus Christ so that all may have the opportunity to return to their loving father in heaven.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything that I do. I have busy work weeks where I work around 55 to 60+ hours. I do not believe that following Jesus Christ is a Sunday matter. I am not even close to being a perfect follower of Christ, but I try hard everyday to read his scriptures and say my prayers. I have a hard time teaching my kids that are so young about the gospel of Jesus Christ, but enjoy watching them learn how to pray. I enjoy talking to my kids about prophets of old and living prophets. I am grateful to be guided in my everyday life by a living prophet.