Hi I'm Stuart Edge
Hi! I am Stuart Edge! You may have seen me on a video somewhere on the internet. Most of my time is spent making videos that entertain and inspire. I post most of the videos I make on YouTube and Facebook. My life as a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints greatly impacts everything I do in life, and influences the videos I try to put out. I am 27 years old and currently live in Utah where I have a studio office where I work and collaborate with other people in my field. I have an Associates degree from Utah Valley University, and when I am not busy making videos, you'll most likely find me mini golfing.
Why I am a Mormon
Why not? I love the church so much. I was born into the church, and I was 8 years old when I was baptized. I think that the most valuable lesson I have learned being a Mormon is that God has a plan for us. I have met a lot of people doing what I do, and have grown to love all of them. I can only imagine the love our Heavenly Father has for each of us. He as a plan for us, and part of that plan is for us to return home to live with him. I am so grateful to know I will be able to be with those that I loved in this life, and we will continue to be a family forever. That knowledge is more valuable to me than anything else. That's why I love being a Mormon!
Can you talk about the missions of the Church and your participation in them?
I served a mission for the church in Veracruz, Mexico. We serve missions so that we can help others receive the Gospel in their lives. Missionaries don't choose where they serve their missions. What they do is they send their information to the church, and then the prophet chooses where they will serve. Men need to be single, between the ages of 18-26, and serve for a period of 2 years. Single women at the age of 19 and up serve for 18 months. Senior couples can also serve missions.
How I live my faith
There is a lot of media in the world, and a lot of it is good, but there is also media that brings you down. I try and live my faith, by producing media that is uplifting and inspiring. Also, anytime I come in contact with another person, whether or not they are a member of my faith, I always try and uplift and invite them to come closer to Christ. I am far from perfect, but I have found that as I stand up for my beliefs and share those with others, I am strengthened and feel closer to God. Another way I live my faith, is by attending church on Sundays, no matter where I am in the world. Some of my favorite Sundays have been when I was out traveling and set aside time to go to church. Going to church and striving to keep the Sabbath Day holy every week has given me the strength I need to get through the coming week.