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Hi I'm Steven

I'm a son, a brother, a missionary and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am from the beautiful Land of Enchantment! I have lived there my entire life and have loved every moment of it. I am the oldest of 4 siblings and have a great love for my brothers and sister. I have played soccer since age 6 and have played the trumpet since age 11. In high school I was part of the band and got my outgoing personality from there. I love hanging out and socializing with friends and even those I don't know. Making new friends is what I do! I am an Eagle Scout and have a love for the outdoors. I love playing sports and am always up to learning new ones on my spare time. Serving others around me makes me happy, no matter how small the service may be. I always remind myself that that small service will greatly bless that person somehow. I am student at BYU Idaho where I am studying microbiology/zoology (still undecided). I have a love for biology, specifically with animals, and I hope to go into that field somehow. I am currently serving my 2 year mission for the church in Guadalajara, Mexico. I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to serve the people in Mexico and hope that through Christ and his Gospel they can have joy and happiness in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of this church! I have been a member all my life and have never looked back as it has helped me grow. Something I have realized over the years is that this life was never made to be easy, it was made to challenge us and test us. There is no way I could ever make it through this life without help. That is why I am so grateful for this church. I am able to be lifted up by the members and pointed in the right direction. Even better than that though, is my Savior, Jesus Christ. He suffered unimaginable pain, He was mocked and He died on the cross. All this for me and you. At times when I am in pain and need a helping hand, Christ is there for me. He is there for all those that seek for Him. Whenever I am down I always think of the words to my favorite hymn: "I need thee every hour, most gracious Lord. No tender voice like thine can peace afford. I need thee, oh I need thee; every hour I need thee! Oh, bless me now, my Savior; I come to thee!" If I ever need that tender voice I can always go to my Savior. He is the reason I am Mormon. Without Him my life would be difficult. Without His love and mercy I would not be the person I am today.

How I live my faith

One of the fundamental parts of the church is service to others. I love to serve wherever and whenever I can each day! Putting others above myself helps humble me and makes me even happier then I was before. Each day I make it a habit to do "something for someone somewhere". Whether it is opening a door for a friend or helping someone move, it will always make someones day better. These small acts of kindness turn into a giant domino effect. You do something for someone, they do something for someone else and it becomes contagious! I love it! Seeing people that are happy and willing to serve each other puts a smile on my face. A great thing that also comes from service is friendship. You meet people that you didn't know before and it helps build relationships that can last forever. As a home teacher I am able to visit with people in my ward and see how they are doing. From doing so I am able to become a friend that is willing to help and serve them. Everyone in this life needs a friend, we need to be willing to serve them and become their friends. Through my service I hope to become a happier person and to brighten the days of others. That is what Christ did and is what I need to continue to do, especially being a missionary for Christ I need to serve others. As it says in Mosiah 2:17 "When you are in the service of your fellow beings, your are only in the service of your God."