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Hi I'm Guy Stephenson

I'm a husband, father, entrepreneur and writer. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I currently live in Nampa, Idaho with my wife and youngest son. My son is severely disabled and so I work at home to care for him. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and shortly thereafter my father was called on a building mission for the church in Europe. We spent time in most of western Europe with most of it concentrated in Marseille and Versailles, France. After three years, we moved to California, then to Idaho where most of our extended family lives. I spent most of my formative years in the Boise area, graduating from Meridian High School. I served a full-time mission to Colombia, then attended Boise State University. I met my wife after moving to back to Salt Lake in 1989. We were married in the Salt Lake Temple for both earthly life and eternity. We moved to Arizona with my employment, and there had two boys added to our family. After six years, we moved to Colorado and started a custom audio/video business and ran it successfully until 2007. We then decided to move our boys closer to extended family in Idaho so they could know their cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents. I love to travel the world and see new places. I enjoy reading, writing, music, movies, camping in the mountains, and being involved in politics locally. I am currently writing my first two books and hope to have them published soon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family that had a pioneer heritage and remained faithful to their legacy as "Mormons." However, my testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ came from answers to personal prayers asking Heavenly Father if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. Because of those prayers and my continuing studies of the gospel truths, my testimony has grown and I've developed a certainty that I'm on the right path and doing God's will. I feel more confident and at peace with myself. The service I've been able to give to those in need, and in my church callings, have increased my love and compassion for my fellow man. I served a proselyting mission for eighteen months in Colombia and grew to love those people while bringing many to a knowledge of the truth. Providing a solid foundation of faith and understanding among my children has helped them grow into good, strong, honorable men. I love the church. I love the restored gospel. I love listening to living prophets and apostles of Jesus Christ. And most of all, I love my savior for his perfect guiding example and atoning sacrifice, that one so unworthy as I can repent of my transgressions and through the Christ be made clean and redeemed. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Of that I am absolutely certain! I hope you will seek to know the truth of the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with an open mind and heart. Read the Book of Mormon, pray for guidance, seek the peace that comes from the still, small voice of the Holy Ghost bearing witness that it is true. I hope you will open your home to missionaries and members of the church. They will teach you about the Restoration of the Gospel, and of God's Plan of Happiness and Salvation for you. You will be taught the saving principles and of the continuing revelation God gives to his children, and how you can know for yourself that these things are true. You will learn it for yourself!

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? I do it quietly every day by simply living the commandments of God, serving others where I am able, by prayer and fasting, and by study of the doctrines, ordinances, covenants, and principles associated with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I enjoy sharing my testimony when an opportunity presents itself. I attend my Sunday worship services and Sunday School class. I participate in discussions within a priesthood quorum of peers regarding these truths. When occasion permit, I exercise my priesthood authority to give a blessing of health, comfort or guidance on the head of an individual who may have specific needs and requests additional help from God through the blessing. The Priesthood is the the authority of God given to man to act in his name in various capacities, such as leadership, instruction, blessing of the sick, administering in the ordinances of the Gospel, and minister to others. I feel supremely blessed to have the Melchizedek Priesthood to bless the lives of my family members, friends and others. I have served in various church positions such as working with the youth as an instructor and adviser, as well as serving as Assistant Scout Master, as Secretary in the Sunday School, as a full-time missionary teaching the gospel to others in Colombia, South America. The joy and peace I feel as I live the gospel and follow my savior, Jesus Christ, is at times incomprehensible. I am so grateful to be a member of the restored Church of Jesus Christ, the same church and organization and teachings as the church Jesus organized with twelve apostles, seventy, bishops, priests, teachers, deacons, and elders. I know this church is true. It was given in its purity and fullness by Jesus Christ and his angelic messengers for us in these last days prior to his Second Coming in glory and power, so that we may prepare and be ready to meet the bridegroom when he arrives.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Guy Stephenson
No, the church does not endorse any party, candidate or issue in politics. Occasionally, the church may make a public statement and ask the members to support moral issues that can have an impact on family values and religious freedom. Many members are involved in politics and government to varying degrees, and a as a rule tend to be more conservative both fiscally and morally. The church does not tell its members nor exert any pressure on how or if they should support an issue, candidate or party. That is left entirely up to the conscience and agency of the member to decide. Show more Show less