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Hi I'm Steve

I live in West Virginia. I love photography. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a amateur photographer getting ready to study phycology after I serve a mission. I have 2 brothers and 1 sister and am the second oldest child. I really like physical activity and just this past April I participated in a Tough Mudder. Parkour is what I love and one day I hope to be a member of a parkour gym. I play the guitar and am slowly but surely getting better. I will though be putting all my hobbies and worldly interests aside as I serve a mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the freedom it gives me. Think about it, any person who is consumed with worldly things, or addicted to any substance, has no control over their lives or themselves. I am not saying you have to Mormon to do this, I am saying that being Mormon helps me be this better person. I am a Mormon because I know the Church is true and I want to be a part of it so I can gain the best exaltation for myself and I can help others do the same. I am a Mormon because without the knowledge I have about God and how we lived with him and how we should live to return to him, I would be lost to the world, I would be helpless in and of myself. I am a Mormon because I love God and want to live with him for time and all eternity and my abiding the principles and commandment that Mormons follow, I know I can do that.

How I live my faith

In church I teach 7 and 8 year old kids who are so awesome and full of energy. I also do home teaching visits to families in the ward so the leaders of the ward can know how the ward is doing and how individual families are doing. I am also preparing to serve a full time mission, witch then I will be teaching about the Gospel and changing my life and others for the better!!!!

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

What we can do Is work to de-shame talking about pornography. Pornography addiction is an addiction built upon shame, and to often are parents afraid to speak about it. Don't be ashamed to talk about pornography in appropriate ways and places. Also we can work to let people know how destructive porn is and how crushing its influence is in our lives. We can let the young people know from either our experience or that of others that Pornography is harmful and it destroys you, your life and your relationships with everyone, including Heavenly Father. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is that moment when you know what you have been praying about, or what the missionaries or a friend have been teaching you is true. it is that undeniable feeling of peace, love, joy, happiness all in one. it is that moment when you can say that you know this church is true, or you know Jesus Christ suffered the atonement for you, because you have felt it in your soul. It's when you have done your part in preparing to know if this is true and the Holy Ghost answers you in such a way that you cannot deny it was from him. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Look around at the world, escape from the man made creations, and enjoy nature. Then spend some time looking around, look at the details. I see God in the sunsets, I love sunsets, and every evening enjoy just soaking them in, seeing all the color changes. Think about the world, space, planets, look at the images of space, see the beauty and color, and multitude of stars. That to me tells me there is a God, everything in our galaxy fitting so perfectly, how Earth is just the right amount away from the sun to provide enough, but not to much heat for our survival. Psalms 19:1 states "The heavens declare the glory of God...." Look around and you can tell there is a God. I have experimented with this in my life. I know there is a God and that he loves us. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints is the official name of the Church. Mormon is a nickname that came about from the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon goes hand in hand with the Bible, as a second witness of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less