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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a college student. I love to learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a senior at Brigham Young University studying Spanish and Political Science. I recently got married. I love basketball and volleyball...I'm a Suns fan. I love to sing and dance. I've competed in ballroom dance and won first place. I want to work in international business and have completed five internships working in the private, nonprofit and public sectors. I grew up as a Mormon and served a two year mission in Uruguay.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. Both of my parents are members and have taught me gospel principles since I was young. However there comes a time in everyone's life where they have to put what they have learned to the test as Jesus Christ said, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself." (John 7:17). Throughout my life as I have tried to live the commandments to the best of my ability, I have seen the results. I have been so blessed, so happy, and so comforted in times of trial when I have been living God's commandments. When I haven't those same blessings were not present. One of the questions many people ask is, "Why add anything to the Bible? Can the Book of Mormon even be true?" A little known fact is that the Book of Mormon has a promise similar to the one that Christ gave. At the end of the book there is a formula so to speak for knowing whether or not the book is true and of God. In essence it says to think about all the things that have happened in the book, everything you have read, then think of the great goodness of God and all He has done for humankind. Once you have done that, it says to ask in faith if the Book of Mormon is not true and the promise is that you will receive an answer that it is true. I have taken that challenge and put the formula to the test. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book that is another testament of Christ. The doctrine it shares clarifies and substantiates what is in the Bible. It has been truly an amazing experience to get to know my Savior a little better by studying both of these books. I am a Mormon because I know it is true. I have tested the doctrine by living it and have found it to be every bit as true as the Savior said it was. I have prayed to know the truth for myself and I promise that if you try it yourself, having faith and a sincere heart, you will have the same results. In other words, I'm a Mormon, I know it, I live it, and I love it.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon has been a blessing for me. I have been given opportunities to grow within the congregations I have been a part of. Service is emphasized in the church so I have been given ample opportunities to serve in large and small ways. When I was a youth I was given the opportunity to be the president of the 12-13 year old youth group as well as the 14-15 year old group when I was that age. Now I am able to serve as a greeter for my congregation and make the programs each Sunday so that people feel welcome. I also have been blessed with the opportunity to visit families in our congregation once a month to see how they are doing and share a spiritual message with them in their home. This service has made me better and less selfish. Living my faith, is a part of who I am. Every day I try to read from the scriptures, the Bible or Book of Mormon or words from our Modern-day Prophet. Putting time away to read the scriptures makes me feel good and has a positive effect on the relationships I have with others. I pray each day and try to start and end each day with a prayer because while I know God knows everything I thought, did and said that day, He wants to hear me tell it to Him as well. It's gotten to the point that if I do not read my scriptures or say a prayer in a day that I feel weird. Like I said living my faith has become a part of me and that has made all the difference.