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Hi I'm Steve

I am a software developer, home renovator, and proud grandparent. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in the sands of New Mexico, but moved to the United States' east coast, at the age of ten. I went to high school in Annapolis, Maryland, and lived ten year near the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. I enjoyed sailing, crabbing, and hanging out with friends. My father influenced me by teaching me how to be a computer programmer, in the years just proceeding the introduction of personal computers. I moved to Delaware to practice my new profession. It is there that I met missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is also where I met my future wife; not yet a member of the Church. We married in the Washington D.C. Temple of the Church, and raised her two sons together. My wife worked to support me through college, so as to obtain a degree in Computer Information Systems. When completed, we moved to Ohio, where my wife obtained her degree in Transportation and Logistics, at Ohio State University. She was recruited to work for IBM, in Boulder, Colorado, and we relocated and remain here in Colorado. Our sons, now grown, live close by. We have a beautiful granddaughter. We are now renovating our second one hundred year old home. We also enjoy travel and have been to seventeen countries together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Roman Catholic home. My mother, raised Catholic; my father an adult convert to Catholicism. In my early years, I attended Mass each Sunday, and catechism after Mass. I was not devote and never was confirmed a member. My father, as a convert to his faith, respected that we must develop our faith independently and had no expectation of my confirmation to Catholicism. My father is a very faithful and active Catholic, and was always an example of righteousness to me. He taught me respect and reverence toward God. It was in fact my father who directed LDS missionaries to me, while I was living alone in Delaware. I was taught by Sister Missionaries. Upon meeting them, I was immediately influenced by the Holy Ghost. Learning about the Church was natural. Everything they taught me was in harmony to my personal beliefs. Yes, accepting that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and the Book of Mormon true, was not an easy decision. But the Book of Mormon is a testament. Combined with a testament of the Holy Ghost, the teachings of the Book of Mormon are undeniable. There is no malice there. There is no conflict to Christianity or any other faith, for that matter. I remain a faithful member of the Church, nearly thirty years later, because of how the Church and our faith enriches my life and the life of my family.

How I live my faith

Activity in the Church is demanding, in contrast to many other faiths. We attend three hours of meetings each Sunday. If you are in leadership, you may spend several more hours at church on Sunday, or other days of the week, to fulfill responsibilities. In our faith, we are all called to serve. I have been in leadership positions as well as Sunday School and Primary teacher (children under twelve). All callings come with demands and blessings. The opportunity of service was one of the principles of the faith that testified to me of the truthfulness of the Church. The administration of the Church of Jesus Christ is the responsibility of the members of the Church. Leadership is drawn from righteous men and women who exemplify Christlike qualities. That does not make the Church perfect. We seek guidance from the Holy Ghost, the scriptures, and our leadership, but we are people; Christ's people.