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Hi I'm Steve Berry

I'm a father of 6 children. I work in the nuclear power industry, where I'm a manager in an engineering dept. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have worked in the nuclear power industry after getting my bachalor engineering degree from Washington State University. I am proud to say that my job is to ensure safe reliable power to homes and businesses. The job is demanding and takes a considerable amount of my time. Yet I find time to spend with my wonderful wife and children. Darlene and I have 6 children together and 3 grandchildren. One has completed college, one completed a trade school, two are in high school. My eldest son served a 2 year full time mission for the church. I grew up as an army brat moving all over the world. Born in Japan, lived in Colorado, Germany, Alabama, and Washington State. I have 3 brothers, one lives in California, one in Texas, and the other in Indiana. My father lives in Idaho.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the chruch and had the typical challanges as a youth deciding if following my parents teachings or going on my own way. I decided to read the Book of Mormon and put Moroni's promise to the test. I prayed and pondered about what I had read and been taught. One night while praying, a feeling came over my body, like I had never felt before. It was clear to me that the gospel of Jesus Christ was true as taught by the church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. That I was to go on a mission and teach others what I had learned. A year later, I went on a mission to Michigan and enjoyed teaching the people there. It even strengthed my testimony of the chruch as I helped people change their lives to follow Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am a counselor in the Elders quorum of the church. As such, I'm responsible to help the members of the church in their spiritual and temporal needs. I help coordinate other priesthood members reach out to the church members and meet their needs. I also help the missionaries teach people that are interesting in learning about the church. One day I was at a gas station and the lady behind the register was having a discussion with a co-worker. She was distressed about leaving town with her child and thinking of starting a new relationship with a new man. She asked me how long I had been married. I told her 29 years. She asked me how that was possible. I told her that my wife and I had a solid relationship founded upon our religion. That the teachings of our church are a foundation for us and our children.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Steve Berry
Baptism is and essential ordinance to our salvation. Jesus showed us the way by being baptized himself. When we are baptized we take upon ourselves the name of Jesus Christ and covenant to follow his teachings. Jesus showed us the proper way to be baptized by being immersed in water by one having authority. Show more Show less