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Hi I'm Stevie

I was born in England, but immigrated to the United States with my family when I was 6. I love soccer; I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was born in Birkenhead, England and lived there until I was six years old when my parents decided that it would be best for the family to move out to the United States. This turned out to be so true.. I've learned to try to find optimism and joy in my life and learned to cherish close friends. I think my experience of living in 2 countries has really broadened my perspective of the world. Apart from that I look at myself like any other regular kid. My favorite things in the world are friends and family, the church, and soccer. I've committed a ton of my time in my life in trying being successful at each of these. I aspire to be happy and successful in all my endeavors in life, and I'm grateful for the myriad of opportunities which have already presented themselves to me. I sometimes expect too much of myself, I have ups and downs, even though I wish I could always live a life in crescendo. I often have to step back and realize being hard on yourself doesn't foster improvement. Trust in God, and moving forward is what yields improvement and happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I've found in my life that nothing brings as much happiness as keeping the commandments and consistently trying to become more like our Savior. I have prayed to know if the church is true and felt a warmth and peace that cannot come from the knowledge of this world. When I learn things of spiritual nature, a feeling sweeps over me that does not happen while sitting in a school classroom. I am a Mormon because the Spirit has told me that the Book of Mormon is true, and that Joseph Smith truly was inspired to organize this church. At this point in my life, there is nothing that could deter me from this church. I feel a sense of responsibility to live the teachings of this gospel because I cannot deny some of the powerful experiences I have had in this church. I want to share this message of hope for a bright future with everyone I meet!

How I live my faith

I try to keep the commandments. I try to live my faith nearly every moment of every day. I try to pray when I wake up, read scriptures in the day, and pray before I go to bed too. Those seemingly small actions have made so much difference in my life and have established a foundation upon which I can receive divine guidance. I try to serve others if I get the opportunity but will admit there many areas I can improve. My parents taught me the importance of working my hardest in church callings. In life, I try to keep God at the top of my priority list. If I find myself doing something that distracts me from Him, then it might be a good idea to take it out. I try to share my faith with people I come into contact with at high school. I try to demonstrate to Heavenly Father that I am willing to serve him at any cost, and want His children to be happy. Although I felt a little bit dejected occasionally when I tried to share the gospel, I knew that putting in the work is what God cared more about, not necessarily the result. I am also currently serving a Mission in Perth, Australia to try and bring the glad message of the Gospel to more of God's children. I think being a missionary is important to show God my commitment to Him and my belief in His commandments.