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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in the suburbs of Birmingham, Now I run my own Business with my wife Ingrid and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I left College at 18 with some good qualifications and wanted to see the world as an Interpreter, I ended up serving 12 years in the Royal Air Force. The next 18 years I worked as a Sales Executive and now jointly run my own Business with my wife. I used to be a keen Athlete and ran for one of the top Clubs in the UK. Now I like to spectate rather than participate. I am fanatical about Football and very passionate about my club that I first started watching at the tender age of 6. I enjoy going for walks in the countryside and along the coastline. I love visiting places of historic interest and imagining how it would have been in that time period. I love reading motivational and self-development sort of books. I sing Tenor in 2 different choirs I just love singing! I just love getting to know people and what makes them different from one another. Finally I am happily married and find it challenging to be a Father to 5 children.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I became a member of this church, I had always had a belief in God. I went from one different church to another, 3 in total actually. Then I met a lady who was to become my future wife. She suggested to me that it was great that I went to church and when I got to know her better, she asked me if we could go to my church one week and her church the next and so forth. So I agreed, at first I wasn't all that keen on her church, probably because it was very different to what I was used to in my church. It was all probably the differences that I couldn't quite get my head round. I can always remember 2 immaculately dressed young men, who were missionaries, asking me after the church service if they could visit me and discuss the scriptures with me. I agreed but later chickened out at the last minute. The next time I visited the church, I was introduced to a man who competed for the same running club as I used to compete for, he also followed with passion my Football club, so some common ground here, I thought. He suggested that two missionaries he knew, would come and teach me all about the Gospel. I wasn't really sure about this but agreed. So the 2 missionaries knocked my door, in they came, we shared pleasantries to get to know each other, finally they invited me to read The Book of Mormon, to study it, ponder on what I had read and to ask God if this book was true? They returned the following week, I got in there first and confessed that I had not read a single page. But I also confessed that I knew the book was true as something inside of me told me that this book was true. The emotions that poured out of me when I related this to these 2 young men was over-powering. From that point I knew that the church was true and subsequently after being taught by these missionaries, I was baptised by full submersion in water and became a member of the church. A year later I was able to visit the Temple, which was an amazing experience in my spiritual journey!

How I live my faith

I am a very active member of our church. Every month with my fellow companion, we visit 4 different members of our church, whether it is singles or families, to look after their spiritual needs and well being. We always finish visiting them on a high note, as they feel that there is always someone there to genuinely care and look out for them. We call this visiting of church members "Home Teaching", to which I help supervise other church members who also Home Teach in our group. In our group I am also responsible for our members doing Family history or geneology and liase with our church's Family history Consultants. I also organise visits by our members to our Temple, which is one of 140 throughout the world. I am an active member of our church choir, I just love singing! I absolutely love helping people and the satisfaction that I get from knowing that I might have made a difference in their life.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Steve
The power to create children is very sacred. Our Father in Heaven has commanded that the sacred power and privilege of sexual relations be exercised only between a man and woman who are legally married. This is the law of chastity. It means that we must not have sexual relations before we are married, and after we are married we should have sexual relations only with our husband or wife. Keeping the law of chastity brings safety, happiness, peace, and self-respect. It also deepens married love and protects families. Breaking this law is serious. But those who have broken it can gain forgiveness and peace through repentance and obedience. God wants the best for you and for all of His children. Following God’s plan of reserving intimacy for marriage will help you and your family be happy. Show more Show less