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Hi I'm Stephen

I am a stay-at-home Dad of four kids, a full-time student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, married a great girl from Indiana and eventually settled here. We have two beautiful daughters who were both born prematurely. Each weighed less than 3 pounds at birth, and spent quite a while in the hospital. My wife and I have always desired a bigger family, but after counselling with several doctors decided that we would not have any more of our own. We have recently become foster parents and now have a beautiful daughter and son who we are working toward adopting. I am currently a stay-at-home dad while I am finishing up a bachelors degree program, and love spending time with all four of my kids. Music is also something that I really enjoy. I play the viola and love to sing.

Why I am a Mormon

Despite being raised in a loving family within the church, as a teenager I struggled with my identity. Around age 18, when I finally began to listen to and apply the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I came to find the peace that was missing from my life. From that time forward I have continued building upon my faith, and have had many experiences that have witnessed the truth of the restored gospel to my heart. That faith has built to the point where today I can say that I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life, as it is reflected in everything I do. First and foremost, I live my faith by teaching my family, and striving to be a righteous example for my children. Every day I try to find opportunities to talk to my children about the gospel, and every Monday evening we devote to having family home evening. This is a time dedicated to being together, and usually involves a gospel-centered lesson and a fun activity. We also enjoy praying together as a family each day. I also live my faith by serving in the church, and have enjoyed many different responsibilities. Currently I am serving as one of the top three leaders in our congregation.