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Hi I'm Stefan

I'm a father of 2 with a beautiful wife. I grew up in Cheshire, lived in Oxford, London, and now Cardiff. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two young children whom I love to bits and thanks to their mummy, my wife, are a true blessing (as is my wife!). Spare time doesn't come too often but I love sports and try to play basketball regularly. I work as an Product Manager for a software development company. Most of my non-work time is spent with the family, or DIY at home, and fulfilling church assignments.

Why I am a Mormon

I've not always lived a life in accordance with the Gospel. Whilst at University I did not attend church for a large portion of my time there. Towards the end, after a couple of years, simply put, I missed it. It felt like a gaping hole in my life that could not be filled until I started getting back into Church and feeling of the comforting spirit that is on offer. Since then I have come to realise how blessed I am to have been and continue to be in such a church. The fond memorise I now cherish of being in the youth programme. The joy of attending Institute and YSA activities as a young adult. The constant guidance of loving role models and peers that encouraged and uplifted me even to this very day. I now want to ensure my children have the opportunities I had to not only learn of the true gospel but to participate in the great primary, youth, and YSA programmes. What a relief it is to have such a place that they can attend and I need not worry about who they are with or what they are doing. I have seen the power of the priesthood many times and I know without a doubt that the Lord watches over us and loves us. He hears our prayers and is there waiting to answer them if we listen and open ourselves up to the spirit. Temples are a place we can go to and be closer to the Lord. We can perform the necessary steps within the Temple for us to be with our families beyond our earthly graves - what a true blessing.

How I live my faith

It is not easy living your faith when there are so many pressures on your time. Work is demanding, looking after young children absorbs your time, maintenance on the house is never ending, additionally there are weekly meetings that need to be attended due to my church responsibilities. When I was young I would often hear the phrase "endure to the end" and shrug my shoulders thinking that's a piece of cake. As the demands of life continue to build I am now fully aware of the enormity of what that simple phrase means. Living my faith could be seen by some as an unneccessary strain on my time. And yet it is praying, reading scriptures, service for others, church meetings, temple attendance etc. that picks me up and gives me that spirit of peace and happiness that I feel so many yearn for. I learnt whilst at University, when working on my dissertation, that by prioritising and putting into practice my faith the capabilities needed to fulfil and achieve the other demanding areas in my life were and would be enhanced.