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Hi I'm Stephen Chipman

I grew up in Denver Colorado, love to run and play sports, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I graduated from High School recently where I ran cross country and track, and played basketball. I continued running and during my freshman year of college made the cross country team at my university. I also love to make short films, play piano, and collect rubber ducks.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, I've been a Mormon all my life. My parents both grew up in the church, and even my grandparents. That, however, doesn't mean I don't have a conversion story. Though it might not be as glorious and amazing as some other people's, it is special to me. There is a point in every Mormon kid's life when he needs to decide wheither he believes in what his parents believe in or not.This for me happened when I was around 14 years old. I started asking questions and wondering if all of this really makes sense. I read my scriptures, both the Bible and Book of Mormon, every night, and prayed to my father in heaven for guidence. It didn't happen all at once, but as I continued to learn and grow, I started to feel my father's love for me. Now, I know that my Father in Heaven loves me. I know that Jesus is my savior, and that Joseph Smith talked to both of them in the a grove of trees, and that he re-established the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints through divine revelation from God. This is the truth. I feel it in my heart, and in my bones. Intellectually it all makes sense. There is no scientific find or theory that will shake my belief in this church. It is true, and it brings me so much joy to know that I can be with my family, future wife, and future kids forever. That I have a purpose, and that I am never facing hard times alone. There is a happiness found in this church that will never be found anywhere else. That is why I'm a Mormon, because it makes me happy, and it makes anyone who comes in contact with it happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every sunday. This helps me grow and continue to learn. I also make sure that I home teach or check up on other Mormon families at least once a month. In the community I try to be kind to my neighbors and follow the example of Christ on how I treat other people. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly, no matter how they act or what they believe in. I try my best to honor my parents. Even though I don't agree with everything they do, I respect them and the sacrafices they made for me. I keep my body clean by not participating in tobacco or alcohol. There are many good people who do participate in these substances, but I choose to keep myself as clear minded and clean as I possibly can.