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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a Mormon. I joined the Church several decades ago when I was in my 30's. It has been a great adventure.

About Me

I am Steve and I am a Mormon. I was introduced to the Mormons when my wife joined the Church 9 years before me. I was a student at the time and did not take the time to listen to the spirit. I am so thankful for how being a Mormon has benefited our children. Our sons missions were great times for us and helped us to stay grounded in what is important. Our dauthers weddings in the Temple were great events for our family. I have spent my professional career in industry as an Product Development Engineer. I have received a few patents and have done some very interesting things, travelled all over the world, and being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has provided a great opportunity to work with people in a way that would not have been possible without the knowledge, blessings and spirit I have gained from my membership. I enjoy the opportunity the Church has provided me to gain knowledge of family history and pass that information on to my children. I have fun with all people and participating in fun activities. I am a Viet Nam veteran and spend time supporting other vets. I grew up in southern California and still enjoy the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I was moved by the spirit to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I was like most people when approached by members to discuss the Church. I was one those people that could come up with a million reasons not to interrupt my life. I did not want to make changes or be obligated to a new set of rules. But, once I studied and prayed in earnest, I could no longer deny the truth of the answers I received to those prayers. It was not an easy thing to do, but it was the right thing to do and I have not regrated it. To be committed to something is difficult and requires sacrafice, but the gain is eternal and the worldly cost is small. Jesus Christ is the now a constant companion it my life. When I question my decision I think of the truth of the gospel and how we must live by faith in that truth and not in the ever changing standards of the world. I am a very independent person, I have found something that is bigger than myself and that I can support with all my mind and heart.

How I live my faith

I have alway felt providing service others was important, it just seemed to be the appropriate thing to do. A way of giving back. But now that I have learned that we are to be of one mind, and of one heart, and there is to be no poor amoung us, there is strong gospel reason for my service to others and can help to make the world a better place. The Church focuses that service and gives me opportunities for service. I have families that I am assigned to visit and to look after. You come to love those families and you look forward to helping them with there problems and sharing their joys. I have been involved in Scouting for many years and continue to find it rewarding and enjoyable to work with young men. I have held several leadership position in the Church and it has taught me a great deal and provided me with the opportunity to teach, administor, and minister to others. While this can sometimes be overwelming, it is great to have the chance to grow and be able to instruct less experience members. My family, including my grown childern, live a more appropriate and enjoyable life due our association with the Church, My wife and I have been married for over 40 years and we have a strong marriage based in our common faith in each other, in the Church and in our savior Jesus Christ. I am Steve and I am a Mormon.