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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a husband, a father, a talented recruiter, and I'm a mormon!

About Me

After serving a Spanish speaking mission in the midwest (Iowa, Des Moines), I came home and studied Spanish at Arizona State University. Little did I know that the Lord had a different path for me, one that I learned about right after graduating. I landed a job as a Technical Recruiter of Engineers for contract placement. That was 3 years ago and that's where I have been ever since. I now run a team of recruiters and help them to identify the best individuals for the best jobs. Helping others to find successful jobs has become a passion of mine. On a more personal note :I have always been a big fan of movies. Whether it's a good action flick, a suspenseful drama, or a chick flick with my wife, I love watching movies! Another of my favorite past times is listening to music of all varieties. I especially love Classic Rock, Christian Rock, and Latin American music: Bachata, Mariachi, Reguetón.

Why I am a Mormon

Being part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or "Mormon" as it is often referred to, means everything to me. As a child I learned about great men such as Adam, Noah, and Moses. These biblical prophets and their lives of service have always stuck out as examples to me. However being a "Mormon" means something more, especially as I have learned about modern day examples and the lives that they lived. My teenage years were shaped by a loving father in heaven as I gained a true testimony of the life of Joseph Smith. Learning of his struggles and difficulties as he prayed to God to know which of all the true churches was correct, and then was instructed that the true church was not at that time on the earth, filled me with amazement. As I read about God and Jesus Christ calling him to be a prophet and to restore the true church of Jesus Christ once again to the earth, I wanted to know for myself if the stories were true. As I pondered the life of Joseph Smith and read the Book of Mormon, a record that he himself translated through the power of God, I came to know for myself that this truly is Christ's church. Each day that I read the Book of Mormon and prayed for continual guidance, my testimony of it's truthfulness grew stronger. I longed to one day be able to serve a mission and prayed for such an opportunity. At the age of 19 I was called to serve in the Iowa, Des Moines mission. My mission was one of faith promoting experiences as I shared my testimonies with others and challenged them to find out for themselves if the Book of Mormon was true. I'm a Mormon because I know there is no other way that could bring me so much happiness. I'm a "Mormon" because I love my savior Jesus Christ. I'm a "Mormon" because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church on the face of the earth with the fullness of the gospel. I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to serve as a leader over the missionary work right here in Mesa, Arizona. I meet weekly with 2 missionaries, who have put their life on hold for 18 months-2 years so that they can concentrate 100% of their efforts on serving the Lord and spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I work alongside them and the other members of our congregation to help people find peace and hope in their lives once again. It is such a joy to see someone turn their life around oftentimes after very tragic circumstances and events that left people feeling lost and confused. The peace that the gospel brings is truly a miraculous thing!

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Steve
A testimony is knowing that a specific doctrine of principle of Christ's gospel is true. It means that you have had occasion to be led to a sure witness that the doctrine or principle is necessary for a true Christian to obey. People often refer to testimony when talking about the church because it is the way that they are able to express their deep conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church in that it contains all the parts and truths of the gospel of Christ. Show more Show less