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Hi I'm Steve

I am a retired Colonel of the United States Air Force, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Provo, UT and following my missionary service in Philadelphia (Spanish speaking), I married my high school sweet heart. I graduated from BYU and was commissioned in the United States Air Force. My wife and I have 4 children and 6 grand kids. We were lucky enough to live all over the US and in Okinawa, Japan and in Belgium. We loved traveling around the world, and our children learned a lot about the world and different cultures. One of my favorite parts about my service was teaching at the university level, working with young adults. I retired from the military a few years ago and continued my work with university students in Utah. We recently decided to become missionaries in the Philippines, and look forward to working with the young people there.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Book of Mormon is true, and that the principles of salvation and eternal families are exactly what the gospel of Jesus Christ is all about. All the elements of the gospel of Jesus Christ are held and maintained in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The church is also organized with a living prophet at it's head who gives us modern-day revelation. The Lord loves us and wouldn't relegate his children to only be guided by ancient scripture; he wants us to know his mind and heart in today's world.

How I live my faith

Living all over the world I've had the opportunity to show everyone I've come in contact with what I believe through my example. As a member of the military, I couldn't discuss the gospel with others unless they asked me about my beliefs, so all I could do was to live my beliefs. In today's world people take notice when you act according to gospel principles rather than those of the world. When people asked me about the gospel, I was happy to share with them why my beliefs were different from those of the world.