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Hi I'm Steve

I am an average guy who has lived in seven states and five countries. I am a father, husband, physician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born the second oldest of nine children. I lived in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico while growing up. Our family moved to Puebla, Mexico when I was fourteen years old. I graduated from high school there. I served a mission in Peru. I married a girl who I think is perfect in every way. Our married life has taken us to many places. We have had children born in Texas, the Philippines, Alaska, and Colorado. Our children are now scattering to other states and countries. I have been a physician for nearly thirty years. I enjoy any activity with my family. We have shared many hikes and backpacking trips. I love to work. I love to travel, but have done enough of that in my life through work and assignments that I am content to work in the garden and enjoy the peace of being home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with parents who taught by example and lived Christ's teachings. I never doubted their conviction. As a young boy and a young man, I studied and prayed. I tried to live with faith. I had many experiences that confirmed that God does live, that He knows us individually and has a plan for us. Through all of this I came to know that the things that my parents taught and lived were true. I shared these teachings while a missionary and saw the happiness that came to families as they sought to follow in Christ's footsteps. I have lived throughout the world. I know that God does have a plan of happiness for all of His children and that plan is embodied in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

In the church we are given callings--that is where we are asked to serve in a specific area. I have had many callings over my lifetime. With each, I felt a little inadequate at first, then learned to love the opportunity for service I had been given. Currently, I am serving as a leader for the young men and scoutmaster. I am loving it. I often have opportunities to serve in the community, helping out organizations in need. We are always assigned a few families in our congregation to pay special attention to. That may include helping during emergencies, shoveling snow, lending a hand in a big project, or just visiting and talking. I try to treat others well and try to live by the example Christ has shown. I am not perfect, but am trying to match my life each day with the convictions I have within.