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Hi I'm Stan

I'm an Engineer. I build airplanes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Manufacturing Engineer for a worldwide aircraft company. I've been working with the company ever since I graduated from University almost 3 years ago, so I'm fairly new in my career. I love playing hockey, ultimate frisbee, working out, hanging out with friends, trying different foods, and exploring new places. Hiking, camping, snorkeling, and swimming are favorite summer activities. And I'm always up for a new adventure! I love my family. I love my friends. And I love Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, but as a teenager I became very curious about the origins of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I committed to begin a personal study of The Book of Mormon and the writings of Joseph Smith. As I did so, I felt a subtle sweetness in my soul. The more I studied and prayed, the more powerfully I felt it, and the more I wanted that feeling to stay with me. I had the same feeling when I read passages of the Bible. And I realized it was the same feeling I had when I heard other people testify of Jesus Christ. I didn't quite understand what I was feeling, but I knew it was good and of God. I wanted more of it. It wasn't until later that I learned those feelings were the Holy Spirit testifying to me the things I was reading are true. All my experiences since then have confirmed to me that Jesus is my Savior. He has guided, protected, lifted, healed, and strengthened me. I need Him every moment of the day. I'm a Mormon because I know that the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a restoration of the same Church Jesus Christ organized during his mortal ministry. As I study the Bible I feel uplifted and inspired as I learn of the Savior Jesus Christ. I feel the same Spirit as I study from The Book of Mormon and read the testimonies of Jesus Christ written by prophets in the ancient Americas. The Book of Mormon confirms and clarifies the gospel truths of the Holy Bible. In addition to the words of ancient Prophets and Apostles, I am very grateful for the words of the living Prophet and the Apostles today to guide me through the unstable world of shifting values and ideas. The gospel has never changed and it never will. It is the one truly stable thing I can hold to in life and it strengthens my relationship with God.

How I live my faith

I love to read from the scriptures daily and pray to Heavenly Father. As I do so, I'm uplifted and strengthened to meet the challenges of each day. Every day I strive to live the commandments of God and to treat others the way I want to be treated. At Church I work to encourage Church members to share with blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ with their friends. I really enjoy going with the full-time missionaries to visit those who are learning about the Church.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

None of us are perfect. The imperfections of this world and the imperfections of our lives make us unable to live in the presence of God, who is the epitome of holiness and perfection. We can't do it on our own. We need a Savior to redeem us from the final consequences of sin and death. We need someone who was sinless so He could conquer the powers of hell. And we need someone who had power over life and death so He could conquer the grave. He chose to do so of His own free will to follow God and out of deep love for each of us. Jesus Christ was born of an immortal Father, God, and of a mortal mother, the virgin Mary. As a sinless Man, Jesus suffered for the sins and pains of the world and overcame them all. Because He overcame the powers of hell, He can forgive the sins of those who choose to come unto Him with all their hearts and who choose to obey His laws. He can also heal the broken-hearted and comfort the weary. After suffering for all humanity He descended below the final enemy: death. On the third day, He took up His life again and conquered the grave, never to die again. Because of Jesus Christ all people will be resurrected. And because of Christ, those who choose to obey His law will be cleansed from sin, healed when broken, strengthened in trials, comforted in grief, and enabled to overcome all things as He has. He is the Way to God. The only Way. Show more Show less