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Hi I'm Stephan Goldsmith

I grew up and live in California, a Tax Accountant, a fitness enthusiast, east Indian by birth, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 2 wonderful kids ages and am married to a wonderful woman who is everything I"m not. I own a tax and accounting company and have worked in public accounting for several years. I like my profession but most of love that it allows me to spend quality time with my family. I have worked really hard at building a business and like the challenges that it brings. I'm a fan of bodybuilding and love to spend time in the outdoors enjoying God's creations. I am a natural leader and like being around people. I truly enjoy social interactions. I also have the unique perspective of being east Indian (Punjabi). Knowing the culture and my Punjabi heritage have given me rich outlooks and view that I feel blessed to have. I have a big heart, especially when it comes to children. I try to follow the example of the savior in all my dealings.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised a Mormon, I consider my self to be a "convert" to this church. I say that because I have a gained a conviction and testimony of my own that God and Jesus Christ live and this church is theirs. It's not always the easiest thing to do but living after the example of Christ is how I've found true happiness. Through God's commandments, I have truly found freedom. I know that God loves "broken" things, he loves to make them better. And often I have found my self "broken" and in need of mending. He has always lifted me in times of need and I know my Heavenly Father is literally my perfect Father. Knowing that he is my father and loves me, has allowed me to receive strength in rough points in my life and that He will still carry me through whatever lays ahead for me.

How I live my faith

In reality, living my faith is an everyday challenge. From the moment I start my day to when I am winding down for bed my faith effects what I do. One thing I've learned is that work is important in showing faith. So living my faith is always an active, never a passive activity. In my congregation, I work with the young men ages 12-13. I enjoy their enthusiasm and they touch my life as hopefully I am able to touch theirs. I try to teach the youth how to be Christ like in all of their dealings and how to recognize the influence of the Holy Ghost in their lives. At the same time, we have fun. Whether it's camping with the Scouts, or performing service projects in the community, we always make sure to have a good time. I would hope that others can learn of Christ through my actions. I strive to live that way, although I'm not always good at it, I am trying.