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Hi I'm Stuart

I am a retired lawyer. I practiced law for 36 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I'm Stuart and I am a Mormon. I am married to Helen and we have 6 children, 3 boys and 3 girls and 22 grandchildren. I am a retired lawyer having practiced as a litigator for 37 years and as a judge for 2 years. Since retirement, my wife and I have been serving as volunteers first in the supervision of young single adult religion education in the Eastern United States and thereafter as teachers of business law and education at a University in Hawaii. I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (commonly referred to as the Mormon Church). I was baptized when I was 8 years old. As a youth I attended seminary classes for 6 years through high school and attended college for 2 years before serving as a missionary in the Netherlands for 2 1/2 years. Thereafter I finished college and went to law school.

Why I am a Mormon

A strong principle of the Mormon religion is that each person is free to choose and I have taken advantage of that principle by studying various religions and churches. As a lawyer, I became a skeptic and tester of truth. So I have carefully studied scriptures and participated in a variety of religious activities. In addition I have made it a practice to go to God in prayer on a daily basis and have repeatedly received spiritual guidance. All of this has brought me to a firm assurance that the mission of the Mormon church is true and inspired of God. Moreover, it is very clear to me that the mission of the Mormon church and it's doctrine are of God, not of man. It is the restored Church of Jesus Christ and it has provided us with wonderful additional scriptures. We not only have and adopt teaching of the bible, but have now been given additional scriptures including the Book of Mormon and other revelations which give us a clear understanding of the Gospel and of the sacred mission of Jesus Christ. It is through a long study of all these scriptures that I have developed a fervent faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God.

How I live my faith

One thing that draws me to Mormonism is how it operates. Each congregation is drawn in geographical boundaries which provides the members with a sense of an expanded family. We have no paid clergy. The Church is operated by its members who are able to voluntarily participate in all of its functions, including the church sermons, the music, the teaching of classes, the organizing of activities, and helping each other in our daily lives. I have had the opportunity to participate in all of these activities and have drawn close to those whom I have served. I was successful in bringing others to a knowledge of the truth when I served as a missionary and I have had the opportunity of being the Bishop of a congregation of young single adults where I repeatedly received spiritual guidance in helping to enhance the lives of the young people who were seeking a righteous life. I continue to feel joy in the service which I am able to render as a teacher of men holding the priesthood.