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Hi I'm Stephen

I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and wish to share it to those around me.

About Me

I was born into a small family. Baptized Catholic as a child, and I never really stayed in one place for long. Constant school transfers and meeting new people. I remember meeting the missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I followed their instruction. I prayed, with real intent, to know of their truthfulness. My God answered my prayer and I continued to learn more until baptized at the age of eight. Since then, I continued to move around with my single-mother. Without a present father figure in my life, I was not taught the rough and tough aspects I assume an earthly father teaches their child. Instead, my grandfather taught me how to be a gentleman just as he was when he was growing up. I still remained quiet however. Meek in nature. As you can guess, this made me stand out, among elementary, middle, and high school students of my age equivalence. My peers chose to pick and prod at my behavior, kindergarten through 10th grade. What is unique, is that I was bullied by those of outside of the church, as well as inside of the church. And those supervising the mishap, chose to disregard it. I had a choice just like them. With all the obstacles experienced in my life, I chose not to let them affect my educational, spiritual, and physical growth. Standing tall, I graduated high school and seminary with honors. I continue to serve in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, hoping to teach those overcome their personal obstacles.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon at a rather young age. However, my age did not affect my relationship with my God. I did as Matthew 7:7 instructed me (Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you). I asked of my Heavenly Father of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Chris of Latter-Day Saints, and of the Book of Mormon. And I received the answer that both are TRUE. It was an amazing experience, and I continue to serve as a member. The Lord has blessed me with such an experience and knowledge, it would not be right to do as He wants me to. My relationship with my Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost have grown since my baptism, and will continue to grow. If you have any doubt or question of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, do as Matthew 7:7 states. Gain the necessary knowledge of the gospel, and ask our God if it true or not. I have faith and know He loves each of you and will answer your prayers. You are amazing.

How I live my faith

From memory, I served those in the church in a few ways. Around the age of fifteen, I passed sacrament to those in the congregation. Later, I blessed the bread and water for those in the church, sometimes going to houses who were ill and could not make it to church. Most recently, I served as a ward missionary. Similar to a full-time missionary, with the name tags, but not quite. I pretty much worked along side those full-time missionaries, to help those outside and inside of the church. Such included tagging along with the missionaries to appointments, and teaching member of gospel topics in class on Sunday. To more fully magnify my calling, I was inspired and developed new ways to increase ward missionary productivity.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Stephen
Mormons DO believe, read, and study the Bible!!! We DO regard the Bible as the Holy Scripture and Word of God. We also believe that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Hebrews 13:8). So, if God spoke to His children during Biblical times, He must also reveal unto us in modern times too! Hence the Book of Mormon, it does NOT replace the Bible in any means. It is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ" in the Americas. We believe God loves His children, and did not limit His dealings in Jerusalem only. Show more Show less