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Hi I'm Steven Proctor

I'm from Southern CA. I am learning to teach technology and engineering. I speak Hungarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a college student, I have taken on plenty of challenges and opportunities. It was hard moving to a new state where I knew maybe 10 people at the university, had no idea what I was going to major in, and was unsure of what would be a good use of my time. I was introduced into the life of ballroom and swing dancing (there are too many styles within each genre to count!). Dancing is not only a fun work out, but I have also made great friends and developed a skill I never thought I would. Just like any new skill, practice makes BETTER (I can always improve haha). I had no car, no job, and no idea what direction my schooling should take. I kept God in the loop of where I should go with things, but I was oblivious as to where my passion would lie. It took me 2-1/2 years taking what I thought were random general education courses, but it led me to the right major! I looked at 3-4 particular fields (business, economics, manufacturing, etc.) and ended up picking the one that fit well with my interests: creativity, people, teaching/learning, and developing practical skill sets. Without taking those earlier classes, I couldn't have known what interests me.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a baptized and confirmed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 8. Even children can know truth as taught by the Holy Ghost. I admit that I still do not know all, but I have received personal witnesses by the Holy Ghost that this is the only living, complete, true church on the earth. I know that one purpose of living on earth is coming to know the nature of God and Jesus Christ through revealed scripture and modern day revelations. As I learn who God the Father and Jesus Christ are, the more I learn who I am and who they desire me to become. Becoming like Christ is the best chance I have for success and happiness in this life and in the life after death. All doctrine, seen as a whole and studied in its parts, just makes sense! This happens since the Holy Ghost speaks to the understanding of the hearer (2 Nephi 31:3), but we need to allow the Spirit to touch our hearts and change as a result of the truth we feel (2 Nephi 33:1-2). I am motivated to change because He loves me, and I want to be like Him. "There is no saint without a past and no sinner without a future." I continue to be a member because I love Jesus Christ. I have been blessed to learn that His Atonement is what allows us to change for the better.

How I live my faith

I lead a group of about 15 church members in the ward in a weekly get-together called "family home evening." On Monday nights for an hour or less, we usually invited a member of our group to share a spiritual thought, had another person bring treats, and I would plan a fun group activity (the game 'catchphrase' is a personal favorite). This mini-break in the week has helped us build spiritual and friendly connections with any who wanted to attend, which bonds often became a strength during trials and tasks. At church, I have been asked to speak or to simply offer a prayer during meetings. Whether I actively participate or actively listen, church is a great place to go to learn how to serve others. I continue to learn how the Savior loves me and how I can love others. It is a joy for me to point others to Christ.