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Hi I'm Stephen Smith

I'm a father of 6. I help sell cars. I love living in Florida, and working in the yard. I love sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in provo, while my parents were going to BYU. We moved to maryland when I was 4, and lived there until I was 11. We moved to Georgia and stayed there until I graduated from high school, and then my family moved back to Maryland. I went to BYU, then served a 2 year mission in Nagoya, Japan. I returned to BYU, majored in International Relations. I married Lisa Erin Dawson in 1997, and we moved to Champaign, Illinois, where I got an MBA from the Univeristy of Illinois. After graduation I went to work for Ford Motor Company in their Marketing and Sales Division in Orlando, FL. I worked for Ford for 6 years, and one time or the other covering most of the state of Florida. In 2006, we moved to Coral Springs and I went to work for Margate Lincoln Mercury/Volvo, part of Holman Automotive. I worked as a Sales Person, Assistant Sales Manager,and Finance Manager until 2012, when I went to work for Volvo Car Financial Services. Lisa and I are the parent of 6 children, 2 girls and 4 boys. Our kids love living in Florida. It's great to be able to go outside year round and visit the many beaches so close to us. Our kids are involved in drama and dance, soccer, baseball, cross country and scouts (each kid doesn't do all of these!), so it keeps us busy, but it's lots of fun. I try to play baseball and basketball when I can. I love working in the yard and watching things grow. When I have a chance I love to cook and try new foods.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because of my family. Originally it was because my parents brought me to church each week, and being a Mormon was part of our family identity. However, as I got older and my understanding grew, I realized the beliefs that I had were the beliefs the church echoed in their teachings. It became not my parent's church or my family's church, but my church as I felt the spirit confirm the truths that I believed and loved. Now I want my children to have that same experience; to learn for themselves what truth is and where to find it. I know that as they open their hearts and learn to communicate with their Savior, that they will receive the same answers that I have.

How I live my faith

I'm not perfect. I make mistakes. But my faith teaches me I can respond with my best self, and if I make a mistake, I can try again. With the help of Jesus Christ we can find that better part of ourselves; it is not fake. We can still be ourselves, our best selves.