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Hi I'm Steve Silvester

I had a normal childhood though my parents divorced. I have 20 yrs of marriage and am loving life: I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents divorced when I was young, both remarried later. I lived with my dad. Had a great step-mom. Wrestled in high school and had an awesome coach who introduced me to God. Later married and we have two boys. One is on a mission currently, thankfully both healthy and seem to be doing well. I've been at the same company for a long time and the company will probably be making changes in the next 2-3 years and I really wish I had my degree. With a son on a mission, house, cars, etc. some times I wonder how it's all going to be paid for and work out, but my experience with my Father in Heaven is that he knows me and I have always been taken care of. Not always how I would have picked, but looking back, I am so grateful for my God & my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

I met with the Missionaries with my best friend. As I sat and listened to what they taught, something inside me just seemed to know what they were saying. It was exactly what I believed. Not little things like "A white shirt represents cleanliness", but what is next for us after this life. It's like what they said brought back memories of what I already knew. What I was missing is what they challenged me to do "Ask for myself." Is there anything more convincing than that? "You pray to your Father in Heaven and see what answer you get." I can still remember where I was and how I felt when I knelt and prayed. Alone by my bed, I had that complete sense of happiness. No angels with trumpets, just a humble, simple happy answer. I can say that choosing to be baptized didn't solve any problem, win me any prizes or fix me from making mistakes. I fell hard a few times (what a dork right?) But I have hope of a brighter future - despite the news, the trauma, the hard times - I KNOW of a better day. If I can just continue to study, ponder and pray - I will continue to receive those simple, humble answers and if I can just continue to follow my Savior's course, leaning on His atonement - I can have that brighter day at the end of this life... WITH my family! How awesome a promise it that???

How I live my faith

I feel I spend a considerable amount of time in serving. I'm in the Bishopric currently, which the Bishop leads our ward (some might say congregation) and has two counselors that help with those duties. I am one of those. I take turns conducting meetings, asking individuals to speak in church. I help the youth learn their duties and perform them, like passing the sacrament, collecting fast offerings. Young women with learning of virtue and standing strong in these tough times. We visit the sick, the poor and the needy and try to do our part in bringing the love of God with us. Hoping those we visit will feel that they are not alone or forgotten.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Steve Silvester
I heard someone recently say the Book of Mormon is a journal of prophets and I completely agree with that. In the Book of Mormon we are encourage to ask God to know the truth. We are continually encourage to be clean to be able to seek the Spirit in answers. And when we do this, sincerely, having real intent to act on what we learn, we are promised we will receive the answers our Father in Heaven needs us to know. When I was 19 years old, I listened to missionaries make that promise to me. And I can honestly say I was intent on knowing the truth. I did what the missionaries suggested and ask God - not man - if this book was true. I felt that reassuring confidence and peace that it was. Receiving that confirmation, I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Studying the content of its pages, I know it is another witness of Jesus Christ. Another witness like the Bible. And another witness like me. I know my Savior lives, that he payed a price for each of us, died for us and rose again the third day. And we can gain salvation in and only through Him. And that He leads and guides this church. I encourage you, if you are searching sincerely, honestly and intently for the truth: ask God - that you may know the truth of ALL things. Show more Show less