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Hi I'm Austin Stephens

Born and raised in Las Vegas, called to serve in the Ghana Kumasi Mission and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada and come from a loving home with incredible parents and siblings. I love being active and playing/watching sports (mainly soccer). I'm an Eagle Scout so I really enjoy being outdoors, whether thats a hike, camping or a day on the lake. Most of my high school was spent playing sports and working on something for student council, which in turn lead me to a very tight-nit group of friends that have really shaped who I am. I've completed my first year in college as a political science major, and that really opened my eyes to many different viewpoints which has tremendously helped me grow into the person I am now. Throughout my life I have grown a love for the gospel and have received a mission call to serve in the Ghana Kumasi Mission!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because it has given me the knowledge that I'm a Son of God, and that I have a purpose for being on this earth. It's allowed me to grow a trust in God, and has helped me develop my faith in Christ. The whole reason why we are on this earth is to learn from our experiences and grow. The church simply helps me do exactly that. It truly is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He stands at the head of this church and is willing to help everyone who is humble enough to accept Him and follow His example.

How I live my faith

Honestly I just try to improve everyday. I've grown up in the church and have been taught from a very young age to live the gospel in everything I do; but it wasn't until later in high school and in my first year of college that I began to realize how much I truly needed a Savior and His wonderful restored gospel. I can't imagine my life without the knowledge that I can be with my family forever, and that I have a Heavenly Father who knows me personally and His greatest desire is to have me come home to Him with my family for eternity. It's humbling to have a testimony of this gospel because it not only makes me realize the amount of work and change I need to go through but it also shows me how incredibly blessed I am and that in turn helps grow my desire to live with more purpose and help others in need. I try to take each day as a new opportunity to learn and grow. I believe that God truly wants to help every individual on this earth and He has promised blessings to those that will follow His Son Jesus Christ. That is through keeping His commandments and honoring sacred covenants. So I try to show my faith by striving to live as my Savior would live, and why I have decided to serve a mission so I can invite others to come unto Christ, because I know the feelings of peace and comfort you can receive by looking towards the Savior for help.