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Hi I'm Stephen

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Ausin, Texas. Basketball is my favorite sport.

About Me

I'm from Texas. Some of my hobbies and interests are to play basketball, running, to go for a swim occasionally, and to help other people out as much as I can. I grew up in a small city in Texas out in the country area so I helped my family and relatives out with the work around the land that we had. Occasionally, I would also help my mom to babysit the children she worked with. I was accepted to BYU-Idaho, but i deferred so that I could serve my two year mission.

Why I am a Mormon

Early on in my life I was not as active as I had hoped. My dad wasn't a member of the church and he didn't want me to go to church with my mom, who is a member of the church. However, as I grew older I decided I wanted to become baptized and to this day I have never regretted a single moment of it. This is the only true church that I know of and is the only church I would ever want to be a part of. I have prayed many times wondering if this is the true church and every time the answer is "yes" and my testimony becomes even stronger. I feel the spirit so strongly whenever I am in need of comforting or if I am just in a spiritual place. It is a spirit like none other and I know it to be true. I also know that my Heavenly Father and his son want nothing more than what is best for me and that they want me to be with them again in time. In order to do this, however, we must magnify our callings and do whatever is asked of us without any questions or hesitation.

How I live my faith

I try to serve others as much as I can as Jesus did in his life. I study the scriptures daily and pray often when I feel I need to. I attend my church meetings and accept the callings that come with them. I am currently a home-teaching companion in my ward and I teach many lessons to help teach people to come unto Christ.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes we do. We consider the Book of Mormon to be "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." The Book of Mormon does not replace the Bible but instead adds to it. The Bible will always be viewed as the keystone to all of Christianity, even to Mormons. The Bible tells of many stories of our Lord Jesus Christ and how he is our Savior and is the son of our Heavenly Father. Mormons believe all of this to be true, which makes the Bible the word of God along with the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less