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Hi I'm Steve Meacham

I am grateful for my family. We are new to the Mormon church. I work in human resources. We have lived in five different states.

About Me

I was born, raised and educated in Virginia. I lived most of my life in Richmond and attended college at James Madison University in the Shenandoah Valley. I'm fascinated with nature and the miracles of life in all its forms. In 2000 I married my amazing wife. She is from Canada and we have lived in five U.S. states: Virginia, Washington, New York, South Carolina and Utah. We have three beautiful girls. In 2010 I had a strong impression that something was missing from my life. My wife and I generally thought of ourselves as Christians, but in reality there was almost almost no spiritual dimension to our lives, and we were very unfamiliar with the Gospel. As a family we started to explore churches. When none felt right we were discouraged. Then I became curious about the Mormon church. I carefully investigated Mormon.org and LDS.org. We decided to attend a local Mormon church service one Sunday and we felt very happy. As we started to talk to others and listen to the short lessons from the missionaries, a mighty change started to take place in our lives. In March 2012, each of our family members were baptized. Although we had learned a great deal up to that point, our baptism was only the beginning of our journey. Following our baptisms we have steadily progressed in our faith. That progression has brought much joy into our family. Our continuous conversion carries on today. We are always learning new things about the gospel and about ourselves.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I had faith in my life, I was at risk of being swept up in whatever trials or temptations came along. As I explored other types of Christian faith, I found myself confused and discouraged. When I started to understand the history and principles of the Mormon Church, everything fell into place. I knew I was where I was supposed to be. In hindsight, I recognize that Heavenly Father was working in my life many years prior without my even knowing: Our babysitter to our children in Washington was a Mormon. Some of my close colleagues in my profession in New York were members of the the Mormon Church. A business trip to Utah took me by a gorgeous Mormon temple where I was prompted to pause and deeply ponder the need for the Lord in my life. These divine moments in life happen to all of us if we watch for them, and act on them. All this, combined with the truths and teachings of Heavenly Father, through his Son Jesus Christ and the Prophets, are the reasons why I am a Mormon. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ which brings us closer to Heavenly Father. Through the Gospel teachings of the Mormon Church I have come to understand the authority of His priesthood, and other truths which are set forth in scripture. These things help me understand the purpose of life more every day. As I live the teachings of Jesus and follow the principles taught in the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and as I heed the counsel of prophets, I am able to be a happier and healthier person. My life is rich with meaning and purpose, and I find true joy in helping others. As a Mormon I am able to address life’s challenges with an eternal perspective. This brings to me clarity, strength, comfort, and true happiness.

How I live my faith

Because our family is new to the Mormon Church, I like to spend time learning the Gospel. Sometimes I read scriptures, or special messages written by Church leaders. Our family will sometimes talk about scripture and how to make good choices. We always try to find a way to make scripture study fun and helpful in our lives. I also try to seek out ways to help others, and watch for opportunities to see Heavenly Father's hand in our lives. There is a great deal of trouble in the world, but keeping an eternal perspective keeps me confident, and full of energy and joy. I volunteer time in my community and within our local Mormon Church. Those experiences build my faith even more.