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Hi I'm Stephen Landry

I grew up near Washington D.C. and lived in Southeast Asia. I'm a missionary, BYU student, business strategist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised near Washington D.C. for 10 years before moving to Southeast Asia with my family. While living overseas, my family and I experienced the challenges facing those who live far from home. We also enjoyed visiting beautiful beaches, scuba diving, motorcycle and ATV riding, and traveling to nearby countries. I graduated from international school with an IB diploma before attending university where I am currently studying business management with a finance emphasis and will attend BYU studying business management with a strategy emphasis. I aspire to become a corporate strategist and business executive and pursue a career in management/strategy consulting. I enjoy studying business, history, art, poetry, philosophy & ethics, and English. My skills include communication, leadership, organization, and maintaining a solid work ethic. My interests include scuba diving, riding motorcycles, shotgun and pistol shooting, football, video games, exotic cars, electric guitar, and listening to music. I love learning about almost anything, and enjoy intellectual conversation. My favorite food is American BBQ, and I simply love Ben and Jerry's ice cream. My goals are to successfully complete my mission, acquire an exceptional education and successful career, own and manage a business/firm, buy an Aston Martin Vanquish, and start my own family... all in no particular order.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have witnessed how the gospel has blessed my life and affected my family. I was raised with a worthy father who holds the priesthood, and with a mother who provides me with unwavering affection. My parents have a sincere love for me and my spiritual well being, and have done their best to ensure I have a true knowledge of the gospel. Both my parents have served full-time missions. I am now at an age of personal accountability, which means that I am free to choose what to believe and how to live my life. I love to learn for myself and experience being out of my comfort zone. For a time, I have deemed the gospel to be true only after I have failed to find fault or dismissed any reasonable doubt. I would approach spiritual doctrine with logic, hardly ever looking for answers through prayer or understanding how I felt about the gospel. I have come to know the truth after experiencing the blessings of living righteously. Through prayer and study, I have a testimony of our Heavenly Father and His sincere love for us. I am a Mormon because I sincerely feel and bear witness to the fact there is nothing more true, more sacred, or more perfect than God's love and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I consider my most valuable asset to be my testimony of Jesus Christ and of His gospel. To express my faith of the gospel, I have committed myself to a number of church callings that have kept me involved and consistently reminded of the gospel in my life. I have served in leadership positions for the youth in my home ward, class instructor, and home evening activities coordinator in my YSA ward. As a holder of the priesthood, I have been active in my role as a home teacher preparing and delivering gospel messages to families in our ward.These callings have helped shape my testimony and drawn me closer to those I serve. I demonstrate my faith by continually growing my testimony through prayer, scripture study, and attending church meetings. I find the best way to receive answers is when we are spiritually prepared and in the correct state of mind to listen to the Holy Spirit. Most importantly, I understand how the gospel has blessed my life and strive to offer the same eternal happiness and stability that has grown to define me. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness." It is my sincerest desire to serve those around me, and by consequence, serve God through charity. As I maintain these standards, my knowledge of the gospel grows and the closer I feel to Heavenly Father.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Stephen Landry
One of the fastest growing concerns in the world we live in is that believing in God is a naïve, even foolish hope in something that cannot be proven with logic, fact, or unquestionable evidence. I have found some evidences that testify to the existence of a higher power, even God as we know Him. Those who question the existence of God frequently question the circumstances behind our own origin and the creation of the universe. One might ask, "What is there to suggest that God created our world?" Quite simply, we observe intelligent design everywhere we look. The intricacies of DNA sequencing, the vastness and beauty of our planet, and all that which we discover through scientific measures are evidences of God. If not intelligent design and a master Creator behind this, all matter would endlessly collide in a disorganized mess that would yield nothing, and certainly not anything that resembles our universe. The Law of Entropy dictates that things of order transition into disorder if left untouched.What happens to your home if it isn't maintained? To your grades if you don't study? My point is this; everything we know couldn't possibly have come about through chance or happenstance. That which isn't assembled by an intelligent architect quickly crumbles and fails. If not for the power of the Holy Ghost and through revelation given liberally through prayer, I would be compelled to believe in God through logic alone. Show more Show less