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Hi I'm Steven Kaye Ipsen Jr.

I have grown up in Sandy City, Utah. I have a younger brother, a twin sister, and an older sister. And I am a mormon.

About Me

I have gone to school at Southern Utah University for one year. I enjoy being outside in the mountains, either biking, hiking, hunting, or camping. I love being outside and doing things. I am a very studious person, but would much rather be outside having fun. I also love wrestling, I started wrestling in high school. It has been one of the hardest things I have done. I have learned so much from my friends and coaches. I have also learned so much from my friends from college. I have never really been to social, but the couple friends I had at college have taught me so much. My family is very important to me, I love them so much. I love being around them. I will also be serving a full time mission in the Mozambique Maputo mission.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason I am a member of this church is because I know it is true. When I have made mistakes in my life (like everyone does) I just never had a good feeling. When I would follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, I would always have this great feeling inside that I knew this is what I was supposed to do. When I live the gospel how I am supposed to, I am so much happier in life. I know that this church is true because it makes me happy. This church is just too perfect to not be true. The church is so organized, and you can just see how it changes people and their lives. There is just so much happiness and truth that comes from the church that I know it is true. I will always be a member of this church, and I will always strive to do what the Lord has commanded us to do because I know it is true.

How I live my faith

The last calling I had in the church was to be the first assistant when I was 17 years old. This was a great calling. I would have meetings that would help me to know what I am supposed to do to help the people around me. This was a great learning experience. There have also been many time that I have served people in my community. I would always go work in the yards of people that would need help to clean them. It would mainly be the elderly people in our ward boundaries. This would be a great opportunity for me to learn more about the people in my ward, and also how to serve others. I have never really liked to work for other people. But when I was 12 years old, I just had a great feeling every time I would help someone. So I have done my best to be kind to everyone. I love having that feeling inside me when I know I have made a good difference in someones life.