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Hi I'm Steve Johnson

I am a retired postal executive. I have lived in in Iowa, Utah, Alaska, and Colorado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five children and grandfather of thirteen. My wife and I have been married since 1966. In my professional career, I worked for the US Postal Service for 37 years. Currently I run a small business. While working for the postal service our family lived in Utah, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Colorado Springs, Colorado, eventually returning to Utah and retiring as the District Manager in charge of all postal operations in Utah. I most enjoy spending time with our family. I also enjoy golfing and fishing.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and grandparents for several generations have been members of the church. I am profoundly grateful for my first great grandparents who heard about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and joined the Mormon Church. I cannot imagine what my life would have been like without this association. Although I was taught from my youth about the restored gospel, I, like everyone else, had to obtain a personal testimony of the truthfulness of these teachings. My witness came during a business assignment that took me to Washington, D.C for three weeks. in the early 1970s. I had made a determination to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover. I had not much to do in the evenings, so I had plenty of time to read and study (rather than watch TV each evening). Upon finishing the book, I followed the counsel of a prophet in the book who wrote in the very last chapter a promise: that if you would ponder the things you read in your heart and then ask God if these things are true, He would manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. To make a long story short, I knelt in prayer and asked. I was not at all expecting what followed. To my great surprise, I was overwhelmed by what can only be described as a spiritual manifestation. God had made a promise through one of his prophets, I did what was suggested, and I received an astonishing witness of the truthfulness of what I had read. Such an event is certainly not unique to me, I have since heard the same experience recounted by countless others. This experience is available to anyone who sincerely wants to know if the Book of Mormon is true. Because of this experience I have no doubt about the restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the prophet Joseph Smith. It has become the underpinning of my testimony.

How I live my faith

I serve as Executive Secretary to the Bishop of our ward. In this calling I regularly attend meetings concerning the functioning of the ward. I also schedule appointments for the Bishop to meet with members of the ward. I am a home teacher to two families in our ward. As a home teacher I have a stewardship to watch over these families, visit them at least once a month in their homes, bring them spiritual messages and pray with their family. I also have a calling to work in the Bountiful, Utah temple. There I assist the people who come to the temple to perform saving ordinances for themselves and their deceased family members which allows them to be eternally joined as families. It is a great privilege for me to spend several hours each week doing this work. I have a firm belief that temple worship and ordinance work is a great benefit to families both in this life and in the life to come.