Hi I'm Steven.
I am a military brat. I have know the military way of life for 41 years now. Currently I am serving in the United States Air Force as a Logistics officer and have been serving for almost 20 years. I have been to Afghanistan and Japan twice, having a profound appreciation for both of those countries citizens. I did not serve a standard two year church mission, instead I chose to serve my mission by serving my country. I have been married now for almost 19 years and have 6 kids (3 boys and 3 girls). My hobbies/loves are fishing for trout, hunting, military history, running with my wife in charity 5Ks, maximizing my time with my family, dating my wife, and moutain hiking/camping. I love working in my yard when I can and the sight of a weed free lawn.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because its true. I had to decide for myself as a young adult coming from a divorced family. Through much prayer and fasting I came to my personnal testimoy that the church is true, Jesus lives, Joseph Smith is a true prophet and did see Christ and our Heavenly Father, the Holy Ghost is the testifier of all truth, the Book of Mormon is true and the greatest book ever written, and lastly God loves his children. I love this church because none of our leadership is payed! Our tithes go to the strenghtening and establishment of the kingdom on the earth. I cannot imagine my life without the temples and the eternal blessings that come from attending them. Being sealed to my family for eternity is the most important thing in my life. I am a Mormon and will always be a Mormon.
How has the Holy Ghost helped you?
I was in Afghanistan and my wife was pregnant with our fourth child in Japan. She skyped me and said she had not felt the baby move for some time. I told her to get our hometeacher to give her a blessing. When I hung up I immediately fell to my knees to pray for my wife and my unborn daughter. 3,000 miles away a hometeacher laided his hands on my wife's head and blessed her and the baby. In the blessing she was told of her husbands plea for the health of them both and the love he had for them. My wife never told the hometeacher she had talked to me prior to the blessing. How can a hometeacher know that I was praying at that time 3,000 miles away? I know you will explain it away by saying "good guess or intuition", but I say to you it was the Holy Ghost conveying the earnest prayers of a scared husband who had only faith to exercise. God knew what my wife needed to hear and the Holy Ghost conveyed that message.
How I live my faith
Currently I am a Cub Master for two wards (church units). I have held over 18 callings/leadership positions in the church. This sound like alot and it is, I have been given oportunities since my youth to lead, teach, develop, and love the children of God. I have been a hometeacher for 27 years now and have loved serving the members of this great church. A hometeacher is someone who receives families to assist, teach, and serve at least once a month. Some of my most cheriched memories have been serving others and emulating our Savior example. I serve in my community when ever possible; Habitat for Humanity, Scouting, American Red Cross, school reading programs, organized sports coaching, and Salvation Army Red Kettle and Soup kitchens. I am a Mormon and Servant leader.