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Hi I'm Steve Lindsay

I am a family man and an executive in a healthcare financial services company. I am happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am first and foremost a husband and father. I have seven children. One more of our children died in the womb before being delivered, that loss was very hard for us. I love spending time with my children doing projects, going on trips and watching my oldest daughter dance. Giving time at the local food bank and making deliveries has been one of my favorite activities because it is fulfilling. I enjoy cars and movies and dates with my wife. I enjoy business and especially like to create growth and development opportunities for my team. I travel regularly to support our current customers and to promote sales growth.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in Minnesota, there were a lot of other good Christians. I enjoyed learning about other religions and occasionally participated in their meetings and camps. On other occasions during my youth, like others' I was offered drugs and alcohol and was invited to do things contrary to my beliefs. Because I had been taught of Jesus and Heavenly Father's plan for our happiness I have always had strength to live my beliefs. While I have always felt my beliefs were true and good and had even experienced the happiness of living that way, I had not prayed to know the truth for myself until I was about 14 years old. A culmination of challenging experiences moved me to do so to know for myself whether or not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true and right. My answer came right away as I felt loved by Heavenly Father in a special, personal way. I felt a warmth and assurance in my heart and mind that what I had been taught was right and true and that living it would bring me joy and eternal happiness. As I have lived according to my beliefs I have had strength to turn difficulties to my advantage and have had joy in serving my family and friends. I have hope and faith that I can be with my family and extended family even after this life, through all eternity if I will live true to the teachings of Jesus. I want that more than anything else. I have this hope because I know for myself that there is a plan for our happiness designed by a loving Father in Heaven and made possible through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I live with a perspective that is not exclusively focused on what I have in this life, but in a hope for what my family and I can enjoy throughout all eternity. It is this hope that gives me strength to make sacrifices to serve my family and friends and make what are sometimes hard decisions to live my beliefs. It is that service and love of others that brings me joy and happiness.

How I live my faith

I do my best amid a busy work and travel schedule to take time with each of my children. Recently I worked with my five boys to build some ring tosses and a 'kid wash' out of PVC. While we work on the project we laugh and talk about things. While we are together I try to teach and show them that serving others brings us joy and happiness. Sometimes it happens when we are together in the car or just hanging out together. I take time every night with my entire family to read the scriptures and pray as a family. We include others when they're over too. After we have our family prayer, each of us gives the others a hug. It's interesting how just bringing everyone together from whatever they're doing fosters conversation and discussion with each other. Even our youngest children enjoy and expect this time together each night. One of my church assignments is to visit and care for several families in my neighborhood. Each of them has a set of excitement, successes and challenges that is unique. I really enjoy the friendships we have built over the years and the opportunities to serve and receive thanks we have received. I try really hard to live my beliefs by showing respect and love to those with whom I interact. I work at learning more about Jesus Christ and then applying what I learn in my own life to bless my family and friends around me. I'm a very happy person. I attribute my happiness to the joy that comes in living true to my beliefs, specifically trying to serve and love the way Jesus would if He were in my circumstances.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Steve Lindsay
It seems pretty natural that when you know something that brings you and your loved ones joy and happiness, strength and encouragement through difficulty, that you would want to share it with others for whom you care so they could benefit from it too. Additionally, my oldest son is currently a proselyting missionary. He has chosen to make the 2-year sacrifice to show his love for Jesus and others because he knows he will grow and become a better person in the process of serving others. As a parent, I marvel at his growth and development while serving in this special way. Show more Show less