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Hi I'm Stephen

I grew up in Lindon, Utah. I love music and playing the piano. I'm an eagle scout. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from high school in 2012 and have attended one year of college. I love the outdoors. Rock climbing, snow and water sports, biking, and spending time with family and friends is just a handful of things I like to do. I enjoy spending time around so much beauty that nature has to offer. Music has filled my life. When I was eight years old i began to play the piano and I've been enjoying it ever since. I also play the drum set and many other percussion instruments. I have been part of a drum line, have been on two ballroom teams, performed in a couple high school plays and choirs, and participated in other various performing groups and activities. I think music is very powerful and enjoyable. Much like stories and books can bring you to a far off land in an incredible adventure, music brings your emotions and mind to, not just a place, but a state of being. I absolutely love it. I've grown up in a family with three sisters and four other brothers. Most everyone has been married and moved out. Just my younger brother and I remain at home. I love my family. We all enjoy gathering and playing games and spending time together, especially on the holidays.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church with the full and complete gospel of Jesus Christ. It has brought me so much joy and happiness that I know I can't find anywhere else. I have read the Book of Mormon and I have pondered, prayed, and discovered for myself that it is a true book full of unquestionable doctrine written by true, ancient prophets. I know that the prophets, apostles, other church leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have truly been called of God to lead us in these latter-days. I know for myself that Joseph Smith was truly called of God and that he did see God the Father and his son, Jesus Christ. He was guided as he translated the Book of Mormon from gold plates that found by guidance from the angel Moroni. I am grateful to hold the priesthood. I know that the priesthood was restored to this world by Peter, James, and John through Joseph Smith. I am so grateful that I am a Mormon and I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every Sunday and being an example to those around me. I serve others as much as I can and strive to be an effective tool in the Lord's hands. I refrain from those things that are harmful or abusive to myself or anyone else. I also refrain from anything vulgar, vain, or otherwise offensive to God. I strive to be as close to my Lord and Savior as I possibly can and receive the personal revelation that He wants me to receive. Prayer is a big part of my life. I have seen many blessings, much strength, and even miracles come from it, both personally and with people around me. I love being close to my Father in Heaven and being able to communicate to him constantly. Before my mission I served on an activities committee for my church in a young single adult congregation. It is so much fun to help plan and participate in various activities with other singles who share the same values as I do. Participating in these events is not only a good way to meet people but also a great way I can be an example to others and be involved in my community. I also visited a number of people in the ward monthly to see how they are doing and to help them come closer to Christ. I want to help those who are in need in any way I can because I want to follow in Christ's example of his service when he was here on earth. One of the biggest ways I live and show my faith is by serving a full-time mission for the church. I am currently serving in the Virginia Chesapeake Mission. I absolutely love serving others and teaching the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I strive to serve and work with all my heart, might, mind, and strength.

What is the First Vision?

The first vision was one of the most significant moments in history. Neil Armstrong said, when taking his first step on the moon, "one small step for man, one large step for mankind." That line shook the world. How great is this line also for a world changing event... "I saw a pillar of light..." Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His son Jesus Christ! Show more Show less