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Hi I'm Stewart

I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. I finished the Wasatch 100 Mile Endurance Race in under 29 hours and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with three children. I love teaching my children all of the exciting things about life and spending time as a family. I enjoy running, cycling, skiing, golf, hiking and mountaineering - most of all I love spending time among Gods beautiful creations. I served a mission to Denmark, after which I served in the Military for 8 years and enjoyed the comraderie with my fellow soldiers and teammates, as well as serving my country. I graduated from the Appalachian School of Law and work as a civil defense attorney and currently serve on my local City Council. In 2012, I competed in the Wasatch 100 Mile Endurance Race and completed it in 28 hours 27 Minutes. The race is a solo race run on trails in the Wasatch Mountains in Utah and has a cumulative elevation gain of over 26,000 feet and elevation loss of over 23,000 feet.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the Holy Spirit has witnessed to me simply and plainly the Jesus Christ lives and that He has restored His Gospel to the earth through a living prophet, that my Savior loves me and has sacrificed for my inadequacies, has felt my pain, sorrow, heartache, and pain, as well as my joy, happiness and excitement. My burdens are made light and I am given the strength to bear them as I lean upon the Lord. I continually marvel at the great goodness of our Heavenly Father, at His love, His wisdom, His mercy, His great plan, His justice and the sacrifice of His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ. I first received this witness nearly 20 years ago. I continue to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ because the Holy Spirit continues to witness to me of the truthfulness thereof. I cannot, I dare not and I will not deny the testimony I have been given of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by seeking to be a faithful and deidcated husband and father to my three children and my companion. I love visiting my brothers and sisters in their homes, ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them. During the Wasatch 100, I learned that I can do hard things and that we can never give up. When things get rough (and they will), we have to keep going, because it will get better. There are many ups and downs in life as there are in that race, times when we want to quit, times when we feel as though nothing can stop us and times when we need help but don't realize it. There were times during that race, as in life, when I felt I could not go on, when my strength was spent, it was dark and I felt alone and then my strength would be renewed. I had seen my family and had pacers along the way and they encouraged me and supported me, but they could not take away my burden or make the race any shorter, but they did lift me up and give me strength to go on. When I reached the end, my family was there and I was filled with an indescribable joy and excitement at seeing them. This is the same as our Heavenly Father's plan of happiness for each of us. He loves us and will strengthen us. He may not be able to take all of our burdens away, but as we place them on the Savior, they become lighter and we are able to bear them. He loves us and as we endure to the end, we will have a joyous reunion at the end of this life as we make it successfully to the finish line.