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Hi I'm Stephen

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like working with computers and hope to make a difference in this world. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have a year of college under my belt, studying Computer Science at BYU. I'm not extremely outgoing, but in college, I found that I enjoy people much more than I thought I did. Like many guys my age, I enjoy video games, but I also like to go shooting with my family when I can. I find some joy in building things, but the thing I enjoy making the most is probably food, and baking in particular. In June of 2015, I'll be heading on a mission for 2 years to teach others about our Savior Jesus Christ. We'll have to see what happens from there.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were active in the church when I was born, and as I grew up in the church, almost everything just made sense to me that I was taught. There are a few things that I don't understand yet, but I don't have any reason to believe they aren't true. I have read the Book of Mormon several times all the way through, and I know that it is true. We are our Heavenly Father's children, and he loves us, so he sent us here to progress in ways that we could not if we stayed with Him. He gave us plenty of help for our journey on this earth as well, such as prophets and revelation. I know that, after this life, we can live with Him again. And this is possible because of the Atonement performed by our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Though I haven't had any very dramatic experiences, I have had the constant social pressures of public school. However, I made sure to live up to my standards and found that many of the things that I was being pressured to do just seemed unnecessary or unnatural for me. I guess people were watching, because I was voted the best role model by my peers at the end of high school. I think from that, I have learned that being an example is a great way to show other people what I'm all about. I have found that when I do what I've been asked to do by the mouth of our church leaders, things tend to end in my favor. For instance, I went to early-morning seminary almost every day before going to high school. I go to church every Sunday and read my scriptures and pray every day.