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Hi I'm Steve

"I live in Canada, I advise farmers in crop production and I also enjoy service in our local rotary club. I'm a Mormon."

About Me

I grew up on a farm in southern Alberta Canada and then went to the university at BYU in Provo Utah and also the university of Alberta in Edmonton. I studies Agricultural Economics and have worked in the agricultural business for my entire career. At BYU I met and married my wonderful wife and we have four daughters and one son and eleven grandchildren. We love spending time with our family and we travel on many of our weekends visiting them, I am a member of a local rotary club and love giving service in our community and international countries. A few years ago we spent three weeks in Uganda African doing humanitarian service in a small village which was rewarding time as we felt a great love for these wonderful people that have so little and yet are so happy. I enjoy working with youth and have been a boy scout and venturer leader for most of my adult life. My hobbies include woodworking, gardening and various sporting activities. About a year ago my wife and I started pedal biking for exercise and enjoyment and our biggest accomplishment was biking 100 miles in one day and raising money for polio eradication. Life is good as we live in a beautiful free country, we have a great family and enjoy good health and activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and both sides of my family go back to the time of our first prophet, Joseph Smith. It wasn't until I went on a mission at age 19 years of age that I had to really find out for myself if this gospel was true. My first few weeks were very hard for me as we opened up a new city in central Kansas. We spent many hours a day tracking door to door and so many people told us that we were deceived and that the Book of Mormon was a false book. I really had to search, read the Book of Mormon and pray sincerely to find out if this gospel was true. One evening while praying I received my answer as if felt a warm, peaceful feeling in my heart. I knew the Holy Ghost was testifying to me that the Mormon church was true and since that day I have never doubted the true of this gospel. It hasn't been easy as there have been many challenges and peaks and vallys in my life. I have married a wonderful wife who also has a strong testimony of this gospel I have found that a testimony is like a plant, as a plant needs water, sunlight, nutrients and warmth and it will grow big and strong. A testimony needs daily prayer, scripture study and service to be strong. As I have done this I have gained a testimony that this is indeed the only true and living gospel upon this earth. It was restored by Jesus Christ to the prophet Joseph Smith and we are guided by the saviour today through a living prophet even Thomas S Monson. The Book of Mormon is the word of god and by living this gospel we have the ability to return to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I grew up in the Mormon church and have been an active member of the church all my life. When I was 19 years old I served as a missionary for our church in Oklahoma and Kansas for two years. During this time I really gained my own testimony that this gospel is true. My wife and I were married in the Mormon temple in Salt Lake City, Utah and we have raised our children in the gospel. I have had various callings in the church with most of them being in leadership and working with the youth. As a bishop of a congregation of 600 members I learned that everyone has their trials in life but in the process I learned to love the people. With the youth we have spent many days camping, hiking, caving and enjoying the outdoors. It has been a great time to discuss the meaning of life and the importance of the gospel of Jesus Christ while spending time with the youth. Since I was 12 years of age I have been a home teacher where I go with on other male member of the church and we visit 2 to 4 families every month. This is a way to help meet the needs of these families and to be a shepherd for our heavenly fathers children here on earth. This has been very rewarding to me as I have developed many new friendships and found ways to serve these great individuals. In our local community I have been a member of Rotary International for over ten years. This is a way to give service to our local community and the international community. We have participated in many fundraisers and those funds have been used to enhance our community schools, parks and recreational facilities. Internationally we have had projects in Uganda, Malawi, Thailand and other countries and have done work in education, hygiene and agriculture. Through all these experiences of life and striving to live the gospel of Jesus Christ in all aspects of life including my employment I hope that I can let my light shine to uplift and built others to a better position in life. I love The Lord and I love all people.