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Hi I'm Steven Phillips

Adventure is out there and I'm going to get it.... and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am 20 years old. I graduated from high school in 2013. I was actively involved in sports, seminary, church, scouts, friends, family and work. Outside of that I love camping, music, river rafting, working and basically any adventures outdoors. I have been a member of the LDS church since 2003. I haven't always loved this church, but through struggles and friends and especially my family I have come to absolutely love this church. I am currently serving a mission for the church in Edmonton Canada speaking Spanish. I love it! I have learned so much and really feel closer to God. The people here are great and I wouldn't trade this for anything! After my mission I plan on attending Brigham Young University and entering into the military.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the this gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to find true happiness. I have a sure testimony that Jesus lived, He suffered, and died for me that my sins could be washed clean through His blood. I know that after 3 days, He was risen. He overcame death so that we too could live again. and more importantly, I know he loves me. Not a casual, caring love but a deep, infinite and profound genuine love. How do I know this? Because I have felt it. I have gone the way of the world and it can be fun, but it is the devils way. No matter how much "fun" I had on my own, there was always a hollowness, an emptiness that couldn't be filled. I didn't realize how unhappy I was until I straightened up and came and truly repented of my sins. Ever since then, my life has been amazing! Not easy, but I have been filled with joy because of the knowledge and testimony I have.

How I live my faith

I am actively involved in my church. I go to church just about every week. I love it. I love the people and the uplifting atmosphere there. I have been involved in multiple leadership roles in church and it has been a blessing and a privilege to serve in those capacities. As well as living my faith at church, I try my hardest to apply Jesus Christ's teachings in my own personal life. I read my scriptures basically every single day. I pray morning, night, and all day to him. I especially am trying to become more kind and thoughtful to others around me and follow His example. Its not always easy but I try my best to stand up for what I believe in. I don't swear. I've never drank, smoked, had sex or done drugs and I've never been to a party with that stuff there. It has been so hard to maintain those standards but I have never regretted it. I am by no stretch of means perfect but I try my best and I trust my Heavenly Father to make up the difference. But outside of all those outside things, I believe religion is something deeper than that. Its about knowing who God is personally and growing a relationship with him. Thats why I do the things that I do, because I know that being a helping others, living righteously, and doing all that will help me live better and ultimately be happier.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Steven Phillips
Many people accuse us of just trying to baptize everyone and just trying to get more Mormons. This is so false! It is is something so so much more! We proselyte because of the message we have! that Jesus Christ lives, that he suffered and died for us and was resurrected and that through him, we might be saved to live with him in heaven and become like him. That God is our loving Heavenly Father and we are literally His children. That the power and authority that Abraham, Moses, Malachi, Jesus, and Peter held and used to perform miracles and lead the church has been restored to the earth just like in the times of Jesus. Through that power we can live together with our families forever and ever. Our message can bring hope and happiness no matter what circumstances you live in, no matter where you are, no matter what! I know because I have seen it in my life. If you don't believe me, I challenge you to try it for yourself. Go find your local mormon missionaries and ask them why they proselyte. If you sincerely do they things they say and listen to them, I guarantee you will find hope and joy. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Steven Phillips
Modesty and the law of chastity are so very closely related!! The law of chastity does not simply mean abstinence from sexual relations before marriage. It's more than that. It is the higher law. The law of Moses said thou shalt not commit adultery but Christ said "That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart". It's so hard for guys to keep their thoughts clean and uplifting already. Pornography is running rampant destroying lives and families left and right. When you aren't dressing modestly, you have become pornography for others. Is that living the Law of Chastity? There was a study done by Harvard that measured the brain activity of male students while a series of random pictures were flashed before their eyes. All were pictures of women, some modest and others not. They found that when the men saw the modest women, their brain activity corresponded with people, friends, interaction, and third person (you, her, she, etc.) but when they saw the immodest women, their brain activity correlated with objects, tools, things and the first person (me, I, etc.) Literally, the consequence of dressing immodesty is objectifying the sacred nature of women. Please do not do this to yourself. Whether you realize it or not, you are a daughter of God. He loves you and knows who you are. Never sell yourself short. Show more Show less