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Hi I'm Steven Rimmer

I grew up in the hills of Tennessee, I play the piano for hours on end, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Germany to an American military family, but spent all my life in beautiful,sunny Tennessee. I'm the youngest of five children so all my siblings would say I was spoiled rotten; I, of course, would disagree. I love all things music. There's constantly a song in my head. I love listening to music, but even more, I love creating it. There's nothing I'd rather be doing than belting out a show tune at the piano. I love it so much that I wouldn't dare turn it into a career. Luckily, my love for numbers and finance fixes that and offers a career alternative. I'm working on getting a degree in accountancy from Brigham Young University. But I put all that on hold for two years to do something far more exciting: serve as a full-time missionary for the church in London, England. There's nothing like teaching the Gospel and serving others 24/7!

Why I am a Mormon

Although my mother did her best to raise me in this church, the decision to become and remain a Mormon was a bit more complicated for me than it is for many who grow up in the church. You see, even though my mom was a Mormon, my father wasn't. That led to some interesting experiences growing up. Every Sunday, our parents would take turns taking all five of us kids to church. One Sunday with Mom, the next with Dad. I found it a bit confusing for just a little boy. I was baffled by how there could be so many different churches teaching slightly different things. Even after my parents' divorce, this Sunday tradition of alternating churches continued. But despite all the confusion, there was one thing I couldn't ignore: the way I felt. Although I loved spending time with my dad at church, I didn't feel much in my heart, if you know what I mean. But when I went to the Mormon church with my mom, it was different. It's hard to describe. I felt at peace. I felt at home. I felt more of God's love. I felt an assurance that the things I was hearing and the things I was doing were right. Even as a little boy, I'd been taught to recognize feelings like that. That was the Holy Spirit. That was how God answers prayers. That meant I knew which church was true and it's those feelings that guide my every action. So now I'm a Mormon and do my best to help others to feel those same kinds of things so that they can find just as much happiness as I've found in following the Saviour.

How I live my faith

The most important way someone can live their faith is simply be making it a part of who they are. For me, that means whenever I make a decision, I ask myself, "What would my Father in Heaven want me to do?" After all, I think that's really what life is about: becoming as much like our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, as we can possibly be. As long as I remember that, everything else just kind of falls into place. I try to be a good friend. I do my best to help and serve others. Wherever I go, I look for ways to make a difference. It could be anything. Maybe it's a simple compliment to a complete stranger. It might be using the musical talent the Lord has given me to teach the children at church a new song. Above all, it's remembering that I am the hands of Christ here on Earth and I want others to be able to see Him through me. One important thing I did to live my faith was serving as a full-time missionary in London, England. I found so much joy in sharing the happiness I've found in the Gospel of Christ with the people I met there. There's nothing better than seeing someone who's life has changed for the better once they've learned about all that Christ has done for us. So that's why I did it. But sometimes good things have to end and so did my mission. But the experiences I've had and the friends I've made will last for eternity. Because there are some good things that don't have to end. Knowledge, Friends, Family, Life and Love. Those things can be eternal.