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Hi I'm Jesse Nephi Steve Breffle

I am a world traveler, writer, photographer, I speak 3 languages!!... and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I love traveling and exploring the world. I have made so many important friendships in my time abroad. I am in love with different cultures and languages. I enjoy studying other religions and relating them with my own. I enjoy seeing how cultures and faiths have so many similarities. I am majoring in International Studies and delight in coming to understand how countries work together. I love dancing particularly Salsa! and Cumbia! I enjoy playing music with the guitfiddle, reading as many books as I can, and having create mind molding conversation. I love writing stories and poems. I am currently working on a book! The outdoors are home to me. I can't do a desk job and must be working with people. Above all! I love my family and my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I used to say, "because mom said I was." But then I grew up. I remember when I was 17 I felt I needed to know for myself. I had to decide for myself if this was something I truly believed and was going to stick with. A church leader told me about how even Christ, before he suffered, had a moment where he had to decide if this was something he was going to go through with. I never thought about that. I decided I had to know. So I read the Book of Mormon, and then prayed about it. I kept going to church and participating. After about a month, I felt I had found "the right way." Ever since then I have never doubted the truthfulness of the Gospel. I have my questions and I study them out in my mind, and find their answers on my own. So this would be they "why". I am a Mormon because I learned that the Gospel is true, God is real, and Christ is his son who came to bring me home.

How I live my faith

My sister always tells me, "God is in the rain." When I was young I thought my religion meant only going to church and being nice. As I have grown and experienced some life I see the hand of God in all things. I live my faith by internalizing my testimony of Jesus Christ. As I honestly embark on my journey to follow his example I will learn to see others as children of God. As I obey the commandments I learn to love God, and my fellow man.

Are Mormons Christians?

Jesse Nephi Steve Breffle
A Christian by definition is anyone who believes in Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holds Christ as the Cornerstone and foundation of everything we believe. All things testify of him. He created this world and worlds more without number. He is the light and the life and only through him can we return to our Heavenly Father. He is the Great I AM, the Great Jehova, The Lamb of God, The Savior and Redeemer of the World, My Master, My King, and My Friend. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jesse Nephi Steve Breffle
Being a Mormon is like being apart of a Giant Family! You have to put forth a lot of effort to spread love to all your Brothers and Sisters through service, fun, and the principles of forgiveness and humility. You live a different lifestyle than most people, but that lifestyle brings peace, and honestly it is a great help in avoiding a lot of life problems. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Jesse Nephi Steve Breffle
"Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful...Forget not that modesty is a shield against the eye of the unclean." - Khalil Gibran I believe our bodies are the most beautiful creations of God. Modesty is not a norm to restrict men and women. Modesty is an expression of the respect for and sacredness of our bodies. Our bodies are temples, places of worship if you will. Not all are worthy to enter in. My Muslim friends explained their standard of modesty to me. They cover everything but their hands, face, and feet. Only their father, brother, and other male relatives may see them. And of course, one day when they marry, their husband too. They conceal what they consider most beautiful for those worthy of it. Not unlike their standard, we believe in covering the sacred parts of our bodies. The body is for the eyes of those who would treat it sacred, a husband or wife. Until then we wear cloths that show respect and sanctity to the body. When speaking of the body we avoid language that disrespects it or others. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Jesse Nephi Steve Breffle
Decades ago pornography was something you had to seek out. Nowadays pornography looks for you. Don't support movies or tv shows that have pornographic and sexualized content. I was reading a book the other day and even literature has become sexualized and pornographic. It first starts with you. Do not participate in any material that is pornographic. Next, I like to say, "Have the conversation!" Talk about pornography and sex. Pornography has made sex out to be a "dirty" thing. It is beautiful and sacred and we need to have that conversation. Children and youth should not fear or see sex as if it were some evil or dirty act. They should look forward to having that experience within the bounds of marriage. Talk about pornography. Share your feelings on what it does to sex, to the mind, to the soul. Share how it is worse than drugs. Talk about how it is a direct contributor to sex trafficking and trade. Join movements like "Fight the New Drug" or "Pornography Harms" and "Operation Underground Railroad". Participate in chatrooms, social media, and presentations. Most importantly, have the conversation in the home. Educate children and teach them about what sex is and what pornography isn't. Pornography is without beauty, intellect, spirituality, positivity, joy, peace, or healing. Stop it from influencing you, then help others protect themselves, and then join the movements to push it our of our systems. Show more Show less