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Hi I'm Stefan Gabriel

I grew up in Romania. I love writing. I love reading. I love music and... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

The written word is probably one of the greatest things on this earth. Words are so powerful because they can convey the very essence of the soul to others. I love the written word and I love writing stories. Sometimes I like to go to the lake and sit on the bench with my journal and pen. I love to write about everything. It makes me feel alive. When I write I feel that I can be and do anything. I am a really philosophical individual so everything that I do always has to have some sort of meaning behind it. I love to understand what that meaning is and that is always an adventure! Life can be so complex when we don't understand our origins. But I find that when we begin to take a step back and look at the world from a perspective of overshadowing, it makes a lot more sense! I love to play my guitar and I love to sing. (Even though I'm not very good at it.) It still makes me feel awesome!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love this Church! I love the people! And I love the Book of Mormon! The Book of Mormon is truly the greatest jewel this world has to offer. By reading the Book of Mormon we can get closer to God then by any other book! Being of Mormon gives me hope and purpose. Being a Mormon really teaches me how to love others more. It teaches me how to think in a larger perspective. Like, "it's not always about me." I love the way the Book of Mormon reaches out to all people young and old, poor and rich, and in all lands and their cultures. The Book of Mormon teaches the message of Hope, and of Faith, and of Love. And I know for a certainty that the Book of Mormon is the real deal. I know that we have a living Prophet that speaks to us today. I know that God lives, and I know that Jesus is my Savior. I remember holding the Book of Mormon for the very first time and I remember reading it. It had a power to it like I never had experienced before. I read it and then I asked of God. And the Spirit revealed to me that the Book of Mormon was true, and I haven't ever been the same! All summed up, I am a Mormon because I love God!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by studying the way our Savior lived. And I try to reflect what He taught and did in my manners and actions. Sometimes living our faith out truly doesn't have to be this huge production. Its most powerful when we live it out in the simple ways, like serving others. When we serve others we begin to stop focusing so much on ourselves and we begin to focus on others and their needs and desires. That's what Christ was all about! He loved people, and so must we. How do I live my faith? I live it by loving others. By obeying the commandments of the Savior. I live my faith by reading the Book of Mormon, and by telling people about the Gospel of our Lord!