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Hi I'm Stewart

I love computers. I love learning. I'm a missionary. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I may have been born in Utah, but I've spent my life in Maryland. My parents moved there when I was around 2, and I lived there since. I enjoy the trees and the nearby ocean, and also how close I am to much of my family. I enjoy the rich history of the East Coast, and being able to go to the great sites of the Civil War has helped my interest in history. However, my true passion since an early age has been computers and the games on them. Before my mission, I was going to college for computer engineering. Since a young age I've known how amazing computers can be for entertainment and learning. As I was in high school I had opportunities to explore different types of programming, such as Java and Basic. I immensely enjoyed these experiences, which is what drove me to my decision to study computer engineering in college. I've completed 2 semesters and I plan on finishing my degree when I return home. Besides computers, I have enjoyed contests of strength and will. Not much into team sports due to my limited time to practice with others, I took up wrestling my junior year in high school and enjoyed all of it. The purity of contest that it embodies means more to me than any star basketball player could. I do understand that other sports as more popular and so I'll watch/play them with others with less ability. I am currently serving a mission in Montana, and so for two years I am not going to play games of any kind but focus on bringing the true gospel to the people in Montana.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that were born into this Church. While they certainly impacted my youth by teaching me correct principles and how to live, this is not why I'm a Mormon. I chose this Church when I discovered through revelation that I really believed in what it teaches me. After deciding to sacrifice my two years, I needed to know if what I was giving up was even for the right reason. So I prayed, and put forth faith, willing to act on the answer I received. It is because of this that I learned through a witness that I can barely describe as anything but the utmost good that this mission is the right thing to do. I was reminded of times when I was barely 7 or 8 and I prayed for the knowledge that the Book of Mormon is true, and the answer that I received through calm, constant knowledge that it is true. Doubt could not exist with these witnesses I have received. I am a Mormon because I know that this Church is true. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and was brought forth by divine power through Joseph Smith. With this knowledge, I know that the Church as it is established today is true. I know that there are prophets in these latter days, and that following them is the only way to achieve true happiness. On the subject of true happiness, I have had a glimpse of what it feels like. Through this Church and abiding by its teachings, I have felt more joy than any amount of games I've played. My goal in life has always been to be happy, and I can say without any doubt that abiding by the doctrine of Jesus Christ as taught through prophets old and new has helped me achieve this goal more than anything I have ever done or can imagine doing. I am Mormon not because my parents have told me, but because the Spirit has told me.

How I live my faith

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This means I live my faith by sacrificing myself for 2 years. I do not play the computer games that made up my youth. I do not read books for careless enjoyment. I do not think the thoughts that use to occupy my mind. I do not talk for my own amusement. Instead, I spend all my time and energy serving my church as the Lord directs in Montana. I use computers to share the truths that I know with others. I study the scriptures so that I might more perfectly teach from them. I think about the people I serve, how I can help them. I speak constantly so that others may accept the truths that will improve their lives. Most do not live their faith as I do. Most can not. I normally could not. I know that the only reason I can is by the grace and power of God. Thus, every time I do anything that I would not by myself, I am living my faith.