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Hi I'm Stan Prueitt

I'm a Mormon. Full of passion, energy, love, compassion, and excitement.

About Me

I am an efficiency expert-consultant, motivational speaker, and father of five. I worked in the Weapons Program for the US government for 17 years and ran a training center for hand-to-hand combat, martial arts, and defense tactics for Law Enforcement and military personnel. I am a master instructor in the Martial Arts, training several national champions and most importantly teaching some of our servicemen, who are serving their country, unarmed combat techniques. This training has saved two of my student’s lives who were faced with lethal confrontations. Having my students come home safe from very dangerous environments is worth all the time and effort. I also run a paintball adventure business. I am an avid outdoors man. I love to backpack,swim, kayak, mountain bike, boat, ski, and participate in adventure races. As a hobby my wife and I race off-road trucks. We compete in rock crawling, rock races, safaris, and Top Truck Challenges. This hobby has opened the doors for us to become off-road TV show hosts. We work with several four wheeling and 4x4 magazines to host events and competitions. I am the on-camera personality hosting and commentating for the TV shows and DVDs. It is a wonderful way to meet great people, and enjoy the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but as a youth I had to confirm for myself that the church was truly the restored gospel and that God did exist. My parents had raised me well with lots of love all centered around the teachings of Jesus Christ. My testimony as a young boy was strengthened and confirmed with several events. One event was on a river rafting trip that went horrible wrong. Our raft crashed into a large rock, over turned and I was pinned by the current to the bottom of the river. I was trapped for several minutes and I thought all was lost. In a moment of life or death I cried out in my mind to my Heavenly Father for help to save me from an icy dark death. It was at that time that I heard the voice of the spirit instructing me what to do to save myself. It was clear and distinct. I heard it three times. I followed the instructions and was miraculously brought to the surface. I will never forget that voice, and it confirmed to me that we are not here alone, but are watched over by a loving Heavenly Father. I knew then that what my parents had taught me was true.

How I live my faith

I view the world as one big family. I truly love everyone. I have never hated any fellow being. I do feel sad for those who do evil towards others or are blinded by greed, corruption, immorality, or anger. I wish that they could feel the peace and joy the gospel gives me in my life. In my life I have seen up close the wickedness of the world. I have been on the front lines in the battle between good and evil. Working as a Law Enforcement officer I have been in situations where very bad things have happened and it breaks my heart to see the damage it causes. Despite this I never missed a chance to try and bring a little light into an otherwise dark place. While thus engaged and on many occasions I shared my thoughts on God’s plan of happiness to those souls I met on the streets or in the jails. I several time shared the teachings of Jesus Christ to those in the back of my patrol unit. I hope and pray that I have touched a few souls who may have been temporarily lost. I know that the spirit did touch a few of those souls, I hope and pray that they will act upon those promptings to better their situation. We are all sons and daughter from the same Heavenly Father and I wish for us all to return to him. I try and be that example that Jesus taught us to be, I feel so much joy in serving others, and I hope to see all those brothers and sisters I have met in this world reunited with their Heavenly Father. As it is said in the Special Operations and the Ranger Creed; “I shall never leave a fallen comrade behind…,” That is my creed, I do not want to leave any brother or sister behind, but show them all the way back to our God.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Stan Prueitt
Being prepared is not only a Scout motto, but a great way to approach life. You never know when life may become difficult, or when disaster will strike. Preparedness helps us hedge against those challenging times. My motto is " it is better to have it and not need it, then to need it and not have it." Have you ever been caught in the dark when the power goes out. At that time you would do almost anything for a flashlight. Well, if you are prepared you will have no need to fear, because you will have that flashlight ready close at hand. This is true for spiritual, physical, and emotional preparedness. In the scriptures we learn about how the 5 Virgins were not prepared with their lamps and they missed the coming of the bride groom. This lesson helps us understand the importance of being prepared. Show more Show less