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Hi I'm Stephen

I'm studying Chemical Engineering, I love to sing and play the piano, I'm a cancer survivor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of three children, and I love my parents and younger sisters! I am a musician through and through; I have sung in numerous choirs, I played percussion throughout highschool, and I have played the piano since I was 6 years old. At 6'7" tall, I am a bit of a giant and I frequently wish doorframes were taller so I didn't hit my head so much. I am a student at Brigham Young University where I am majoring in Chemical Engineering. I'm also trying to do Pre-Med courses; I hope to attend medical school after college and become a physician.

Why I am a Mormon

For the first several years of my life, I was a Mormon simply because that's the church I was born into. Most of my family and many of my friends were Mormon, so I kind of just went along for the ride. Then, when I was about 13, my seminary (religion class) teacher challenged us to read the Book of Mormon by ourselves every day until we had gotten through the whole thing, and really ask ourselves if it was true. I decided to take him up on it. I started reading a chapter or two every night before going to bed. I had had all of the stories taught me since I was able to listen, but reading them for myself was so much more meaningful to me. Things in my life suddenly started going well; I was making friends with people who I had once loathed, I was doing better in my classes, I was being more patient with people around me. Whenever I had a question or problem I couldn't find a solution to, I would sincerely pray and search the scriptures for an answer. The scriptures changed my life, and I still read them every day.

How I live my faith

To me, the best way to live my faith is to try to follow Christ's example as best I can. I try to help those around with whatever physical, emotional, or spiritual challenges they may be going through. I try to be a patient and understanding person, and refrain from judging those around me. Another specific way I live my faith: this past year, I had the chance to serve as a Sunday School teacher in my ward at college. Each week I would prepare a 45 minute lesson on a certain topic for a clas of about 30 people. I learned a lot from this assignment; you really have to know the doctrine to be able to teach it!