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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a semi-retired 60 year old grandfather of four. I've been married to the same woman for almost 39 years. I enjoy home improvement projects around our 55 year old home, and love to help my sons work on their home improvement projects. I enjoy target shooting and collecting sharp things. I don't care much for cell phones or computers. I'm currently working on a go cart so my grand kids will want to come visit more often. I'm a fan of ASU football, the Phoenix Suns, the Arizona Diamondbacks, and a fairweather Arizona Cardinals fan. I graduated from NAU a hundred years ago with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child, my family attended the closest church on the required Holidays, but my maternal grandmother always told me to never forget that I was a "mormon boy". I had no idea what that meant, but I always remembered it, and when asked what church I belonged to, I always answered, "I'm a mormon." This didn't always work out so well for me, as I was given a rather bad time by friends, and had no idea why. I eventually learned that if I said I was a jack-mormon, then everything was ok, so that was what I did. Fast forward to my early thirties. I was married with 4 small children, working a bad job, trying to make ends meet. I had a big void in my life, and no idea what was causing it. One day at work, an acquaintance challenged me to read the Book of Mormon, said it "would change my life". I politely declined, because I had too many other things to do, but for some reason, the thought stayed in the back of my mind. Some time later, life took some rough turns, and my family went through some pretty severe trials. This resulted in a thoroughly humbled me, a very prayerful me, a me that was finally willing to listen to the promptings I had been receiving. I began to read and pray about the Book of Mormon, and as I did so, I was given the most powerful spiritual experience of my life, confirming that the Book of Mormon IS true, and is exactly what it claims to be, "a second witness to Jesus Christ". Once I knew this, I knew that Jesus Christ is my Savior, that He is the Son of my living, loving Heavenly Father. I knew that Joseph Smith is a prophet, and that he restored the true Church and the fullness of the Gospel to the earth. My friend was right. The Book of Mormon changed my life, made it so much better. And it led to my family being Sealed to me for time and eternity. You just can't beat that...

How I live my faith

Since the day I made a commitment to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints, I have been blessed with many opportunities to give service. This was difficult at first, having come from a non-religious background. As i learned more about our Savior, I developed a desire to be more like him. It took a while, but I finally realized that if I wanted to be like Him, then I had to be more LIKE Him, meaning that I needed be more willing to serve and give. I have had the opportunity to help community members by painting houses, doing yard work for the elderly, coaching youth sports teams, hanging doors and even helping to replace quite a few roofs. In the Church, I have been priveleged to teach youth classes, adult classes, and help with secretarial work in Church offices. I have served in leadership roles in scouting, Church Young Men's programs, as a member of the Stake High Council, and as a Bishop in the Church. Each opportunity to serve has brought growth and blessings into my life and to my family.