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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a Physical Therapist.

About Me

I am a Physical Therapist in a small rural hospital. I enjoy the outdoors and hiking and I have been fortunate enough to live in a setting that allows frequent access to the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. Growing up my father had a small ranch and I still enjoy breeding and raising horses and having access to old western traditions.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the rural southwestern communities of Western New Mexico and Eastern Arizona. Early in my childhood I sensed the significance of nature and of God. As a family and community we prayed often for rains and for bountiful harvests. I was fortunate enough to see both. It was tradition in our community to see new churches, of all denominations, being built by the hands of all; and we would gather together in the late fall to celebrate each other blessings and to fill the arms of those in need. I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but have long felt God in the handshake of neighbors of differing religions. The influence of this church has given me appreciation for all those who long for Christ and the church's emphasis on family life has provided patterns for the home life I now enjoy with my wife and children. Morning devotionals, Monday night family activities and family prayers lend balance to the otherwise hectic schedule of modern family life. In the Book of Mormon-which is a second witness with the Holy Bible of Jesus Christ-it teaches "...We talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ , we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ that our children may know to which source they may look..." For me this is the message of this church and is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living one's faith is the challenge for most Christians in the upside down, face paced race of today's world. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I feel the intensity of this struggle almost daily; however, I find much needed help from the organization and structure of my church. In this church there are no paid clergy, which means there are plenty of opportunities for service within its organization. Being an active member of this church means accepting and fulfilling church callings. These assignments require at least weekly attention, and most often daily preparation. As members of this church we are encouraged to hold daily family scripture study, have daily family and personal prayers and to meet together each Monday night for an evening of fun and activities with our families. All these help me live my faith.