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Hi I'm Stephen Short

I am from West Valley City, Utah. I recently baptized my best friend Ben into the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18-years old. I grew up in Utah and just graduated high school. I was raised in the LDS church. I recently decided to serve a full-time mission for the church. At first I wasn't sure why I was going to. But then I baptized my best friend and the experiences we shared together showed my the purpose of missionary work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, so starting out it was mostly because that was all I had ever known. That we were supposed to go to church and what they taught was true. Well as you get older, you get to experience many different religions and their views. I've found that no other church I have attended makes as much sense as the LDS church does. Not only that, but the Spirit that I have felt time and time again tells me it is true. It isn't something you can prove with science. You feel it in your heart. Being able to baptize my best friend, as well as go through the temple to make covenants with the Lord, I've felt those feelings. It's not really something that makes perfect sense, but at the same time it does. That's why we have faith. That's why I know this church is true. Because the Spirit of God has told me so and through my trials I have come to know that the Spirit I feel, let's me know it is true.

How I live my faith

I try to follow Christ's example. Christ is know for his love, faith, humility, and diligence. I go to church each week, I love going to teach others the Gospel of Christ, to share his love with others. I try and be humble, to remember that God has given us everything we have and to thank him for all the gifts, friends, and family we have. I go out every month with my home teaching companion and share Gospel messages with other families. I'm serving a full time mission so I can share all the gifts God has given me with others and to fulfill his commandments. I try and show kindness to all those around me, even if they have wronged me. It's all about love no matter what the circumstances are.