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New Members Forum/Introduce Yourself / Greetings Friends
« on: April 06, 2017, 12:02:41 AM »
Hello my name is Greg Steinhoff I’m 37 years old and I currently live in Portland Oregon. I have no immediate family here in Portland never been married and have no children. I do have nieces, nephews and most of my family back in Minnesota, some in South Carolina and California. I was born in Camby MN with 2 siblings and grew up on a farm in Pipestone with my parents and two younger brothers on a small farm owned by my father. My family is catholic but my parents didn’t attend church very often. My grandparents would take us kids to church on some Sundays but I didn’t really understand it all until much later. My grandmother always told me that I have a guardian angel that watches over me because when I was born she prayed I would be protected by this angel all my life.

My grandmother always use to say on days she struggled that she was tired of the mess this life carried and that soon we’ll be with the good Lord soon. Of course by good lord she meant Jesus Christ. That’s one thing she would say that I will never forget. In middle school I started reading books on Buddhism on search I think for something more filling in my life. I was unsatisfied be part of a non-practicing catholic family so I went on searching around the age of maybe 12 or 13 for something more. My grand mother being the only true believer in my family besides myself anyway. I read a book about the life of Siddhartha Gautama and was interested in the teachings. I soon found more books and manuals to guided meditation. I studied up to high school then i graduated in the class of 1998.

I always knew there was something more to this life than meets the eye. I had a yearning for the spiritual realm you could say or a search for enlightenment. I also searched it out in almost every “ism” I could find from different religions and disciplines. None of them really worked for me or had enough answers to satisfy my need for something greater. I eventually ended up back at the church a few years later after traveling a little. Then I was baptized by a non denominational church in Seattle called Marshill church where I lived for a few years before moving to Portland Oregon. It was in Portland I was introduced to the UB by a stranger I met on the bus but I can’t remember their name nor did they really believe in the book but our conversation was in the depths of angels and dreams and he said the UB would suite me perfect. Then I went to the bookstore and bought my own copy to read.  

Occupations well, I worked in kitchens and factories mostly did a little construction since I moved off the farm after high school. I went to college in Portland at Portland Community College where I got my associates degree in Business then transferred to Portland State University where I studied business but then dropped out due to finances and Universities being way too expensive. So now I’m back in the kitchen working under a chef at a fine dining restaurant called Papa Haydns. I enjoy cooking, it gives me satisfaction in my heart to cook a good meal for someone. I always say the most important ingredient in any meal prepared is LOVE.

I'm so very grateful to be here as I discovered this Forum from watching a video interview with Author Byron Belitsos talking about the Urantia Book on Youtube. He mentions TM Archives as a good tool to grow in the Urantia Book teachings. There I found the Serara Forum after reading through some transmissions. I felt moved to join the Serara Forum.  I am a student of the Urantia Book and have been familiar with it since 2007. I wanted to get serious about my study so I started listening to the audio papers of the Urantia Book on Youtube while following along in the text as well. I felt moved to make the teachings of the Urantia Book a reality in my life by practice and application. I want to get to know the Universal Father and let Him into my life and work through me. I found this book and was fascinated by its beauty and elegance of introducing the truth of creation and the heavenly family.

Previously I have struggled in my path being raised in a Catholic family being Christian I stumbling back and forth in my walk with Christ.  When I came upon the Urantia Book at first I was afraid of it. The Urantia Book just seemed too radical, but I kept reading the book in small strides. I soon thereafter came to adore the vast depths of its teachings and new concepts from the heavenly host. I have much to learn and prayers to advance on this wonderful path of my ascension career in the universe of universes.  
The Magisterial Mission caught my attention on the TMA homepage. The  Jesus and Monjoronson calling has struck a chord in my heart to be ready intellectually and spiritually for such an event. I feel the Holy Spirit is moving me to change and evolve spiritually for the remainder of my days here on Urantia. To submit to the calling of my Adjuster and The Spirit of Truth. To grow closer to Jesus and the Mother Spirit. To be in loving relationship with the Universal Father. Yet I am a fairly new student still my heart is that of a man after God’s own heart. I desire to be like Him even though I'm still an erring child not perfect but perfecting.

May Our Universal Father bless us all.

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