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Hi I'm Steve Hilton

I was raised in Northern California, went to BYU, retired from Albertson's, Inc., I'm not young anymore, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a grandpa, I am retired from a 33 year career in the supermarket industry, I love my family and associate with them every chance I get. We had a small boat when my children were in high school and we spent a lot of time together on it just having fun. One day we were playing around trying to climb on each other's shoulders while water skiing and one son called the other a dumbino, just to embarrass him a little, but I thought maybe I could turn it around to something positive and I announced we were now the flying dumbinos, like a circus act. It stuck and we had stickers made for our cars saying Flying Dumbinos or FDB. We now find ourselves identifying ourselves by our nickname and our family association. We love each other and often find ways to help each other and spend time together even though all my children are grown and married with their own families. I enjoy walking, running, gardening, reading, being with my wife, wood working, fixing things and helping others when the opportunity presents itself.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon family and raised going to church and participating in church activities. I mostly took it for granted and didn't question what I was taught although I remember feeling reassured and confident in the teachings and stories of Jesus and other scriptural events. When I was a soldier in Vietnam I had a life-changing experience during an attack on our firebase which convinced me that God knew me and I was his precious son and nothing would happen to me that was not his will. I also learned that prayer can be answered in very specific and immediate ways that defy any explanation other than God's presence and direct action. This experience changed my life and caused me to be born again as a new person in Christ. I chose to live as a committed Christian and as dedicated member of the LDS church. A commitment I still adhere to after 45 years. I love the doctrine of the temple ordinances in which we can make covenants that have binding power in mortality and in eternity. The temple is a symbol of God's eternal love for his children and his preparation for their eternal welfare, and that not a single soul ever born into this earth is forgotten or lost or without hope or help.

How I live my faith

I participate in service projects, like cleanups, blood drives and local politics. I have been particularly impressed with the scripture that says Jesus "went about doing good" (Acts 10:38) and I have tried to see if I can do similarly. So I look for ways to simply do good and be of service to others, both among my acquaintances and those whom I don't yet know. I get some very interesting responses when I smile at a stranger at Walmart.