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Hi I'm Stephen Dudley

I grew up in Detroit, Michigan area. I love sports like football and basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 19 year old college student and am currently preparing to serve a two year mission. I like playing all kinds of sports in my free time such as basketball, football and running. I extremely enjoy running long distances in the summers. I have run marathon distances and spent long days going through various cities and sites. Basketball is my favorite sport to play but I always love to try sports and new things. I love to learn and am always open to new experience. This has made me very comfortable with and eager to meet new people and make new friends. I also love being outdoors. Camping, fishing, kayaking, any outdoor sporting are some of the various activities I enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was very fortunate to have been born into this wonderful church. Although my parents and family were fantastic examples to me growing up, I never fully grasped the true importance of the gospel in my life until I was 18 when I went to Brigham Young University in Idaho. The spirit that I felt there along with what I've been taught my whole life brought to my attention an undeniable peace that I could not deny. Every class would open with a prayer and every Tuesday there would be a devotional. Through all these wonderful experience and with the awesome examples I had as roommates, I was able to feel the amazing warmth and comfort of Heavenly Father's love for me and I knew that I was brought here to do a great work. I feel his warmth as I read the scriptures and pray in faith to know that they are true. He gives me strength when I am need or feel like there is no reason to carry on. I love this restored gospel and how it has guided me throughout my life. This is the true church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints restored by Joseph Smith the prophet and led by Heavenly Father today.

How I live my faith

My current callings within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are young single adult representative and ward missionary. As a young single adult representative, I have the pleasure of inviting everyone ages 18-30 in my area to come to the fun activities we have planned. These activities consist of games, dinners, and various trips to exciting locations across the nation. This is a great calling because I get to stay in touch with the people my age and bring them together for these events. My second calling is ward missionary. I am basically a missionary in training at this point. I go out with missionaries in our area every week and help them teach the restored gospel of Jesus Christ to people that are interested. This calling is truly a blessing as it gives me the opportunity to bring families together with the church teachings while preparing me for my two year mission.