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Hi I'm Steffi

Born and raised in Texas. I love to play tennis, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mathematics major and loving life! I love hanging out with friends and my family. I love jokes; the cornier, the better! My Mom is Greek, and my Dad is Italian, making our family very loud, very crazy, very hungry, and very big. I blame my family for my love of eating. Everything we do with our family seems to involve celebrating and eating! I also love the game of tennis. I've played it most of my life and just love it--it is my passion! I also am an avid movie watcher and love to go to premieres of movies, dollar theaters and have movie nights with friends! Basically, I love things and people that make me laugh; I always think that the more you can laugh at life, the happier you are.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were converts, and so I grew up a Mormon. We have been active all my life, but being born into a specified religion doesn't make you a committed member. There wasn't one profound moment in my life that I would attribute to my conversion, but rather a myriad of moments and experiences over my life that contribute to my dedication and faith in this church. As a kid, I participated in church activities and attended church because it felt good and because not going and not participating didn't feel good. I would pray daily and with the help of my family, I would read my scriptures daily as well. I felt like I was a committed member, following God and doing what I should. Many different church activities and my diligent implementation of gospel principles have made and deepened the roots of my testimony. I soon learned that much like many things in life: if you're not progressing you're digressing. These words come to me often and constantly remind me to stay on track and keep moving forward in the gospel. I've come to learn for myself that this gospel is true. What strengthens me the most is the power of prayer. It is a constant comfort in my life, knowing that I can go to God for anything, whether it be comfort, clarity, strength, or confirmation that the Book of Mormon is indeed the Word of God; my testimony is founded on prayer and the confirmations of truth it brings me. I know that Heavenly Father is our true Father in Heaven and that His son Jesus Christ lived on earth and atoned for our sins, preparing the way for us to be able to live with Him again. I know that we are really speaking to God when we pray and that He really listens. I testify that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of our church today and that he leads the church under the direction of God. I am a Mormon and I love it.

How I live my faith

Through the way I act, the things I do and do not do, I try to exemplify Christ. I attend Church meetings weekly and strive to be better today than I was yesterday. As of recent, I have had the fantastic opportunity to be a full-time missionary. I've bee called to serve the Lord in the Argentina Salta Mission. In accepting this call, I am committing myself to share to others what I know to be true. This gospel has blessed my life so much and I just want as many people as possible to have the same light, knowledge, comfort, and hope that I have through accepting this gospel and sincerely abiding by its precepts.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

As Mormons, we abide by a sort of living standard called the Word of Wisdom. The law was given to Joseph Smith in 1833 to help the early saints in the church be strong physically and mentally. In the Word of Wisdom, the importance of healthy eating and living is stressed, and God has instructed the avoidance of alcohol, tobacco, tea, coffee and any illegal drugs. This may seem excessive or unnecessary, but there are reasons to each substance's banning. We are instructed to live lives free from any sort of addiction, including the addiction daily coffee and daily tea bring. For obeying the Word of Wisdom with faith, we are promised many spiritual and physical blessings from God. Show more Show less