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Hi I'm Stewart

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 43 years old. I am married with four children, two boys and two girls. I was born and raised as a Mormon. I am an American. I love to play games with my family, any German Game of the Year. We also love to vacation together. We have lived in two different countries over the past four years: Germany and China.

Why I am a Mormon

The foundation of my faith is in my Savior Jesus Christ. To me there is absolutely no doubt about the reality of the Godhead. This knowledge is stronger than anything in my faith. I put my trust in Him, and not in the arm of the flesh. I have had numerous experiences in my life that confirm my faith and belief. Sometimes like an idiot I forget. I have always felt guidance from my Father in Heaven, in my choices and in my pleadings for whatever I needed. It seems that he has always had an open door for me, and that he has heard my prayers. I love section 6 of the Doctrine and Covenants. in verse 14 it says: “Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, blessed art thou for what thou hast done; for thou hast inquired of me, and behold , as often as thou hast inquired thou hast received instruction of my Spirit. If it had not been so, thou wouldst not have come to the place where thou art at this time.” This verse has tremendous power to me. I have been many places that have felt right: Thunderbird, Germany, Seattle, Marriage, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, Germany again, and now China. I feel that God has been with me every step of the way. I am doing what I am supposed to be doing. And the part that always seems to comfort me are verses 22-23: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, if you desire a further witness, cast your mind upon the night that you cried unto me in your heart, that you might know concerning the truth of these things. Did I not speak peace to your mind concerning the matter? What greater witness can you have than from God? “ Then the summation of this great section of scripture with verses 36-37: “Look unto me in every thought; doubt not fear not. Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandment, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven. Amen.”

How I live my faith

I have always fully participated with the members of our local congregation. We all serve each other whenever there is a need. We help people move in, we take care of children when mom's are sick or having a baby, we look after those who are older and have a difficult time with the some physical activities. I love to visit with the members of our congregation.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Stewart
By Grace, Christ will make up for my inadequacy, he will do for me that which I cannot do, nor have the power to do for myself. By the Grace of God I can be made perfect in Christ. Christ was lifted up on the Cross, the Book of Mormon teaches that he will also draw all men unto him, and lift them up. This lifting up, is GRACE. Grace is the part that only Christ can do. To understand Grace, it is not that it is only activated by some action on our part, or that we first have to qualify for it. It is truly a gift. Grace enables us to become men and women of Christ. The grace of God is what gives us the power even to act or to choose. If we are justified by faith and works through grace, it was only because of grace that I am able to have faith or perform any works. Show more Show less