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Hi I'm Sean Stoker

I'm a writer, a music lover, and a bit of a goofball. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always loved the written word. Reading and Writing just come naturally to me. In high school, I was an editor for the school newspaper, a duty I found unbearably enjoyable. Currently, I have a semester of college under my belt, and I plan to continue my education following my service as a missionary for the Church. As part of my service, I write blog articles on Gospel topics. Needless to say, this mission is practically built for me, and I'm learning so much about the internet. A great bonus of this service is the fact that much of what I'm learning is transferable. Outside of writing, I have a myriad of eclectic hobbies and interests. I have a deep love for bicycling, the electric guitar, archery, and roller disco just to name a few. My friends and I are big media enthusiasts; When ever we get together we love to jam out to music, watch and/or talk about movies, and occasionally discuss the issues of the day, usually being the comparative merits of one superhero versus another. Yes, we are "those guys."

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as the youngest of nine kids. My family is a mixed one. My father was originally married to another woman with six kids, and my mother to another man with two kids. Sadly, my father's first wife died in a car crash, and my mother was divorced from her first husband. And then they met each other. Three years after their marriage, I was born, bringing the grand total to nine kids. It was a classic "Yours, Mine, and Ours" situation. Growing up, though we did have our share of issues, there was always a palpable feeling of love in the home. Though many of us were technically "step"-somethings, or "half"-whatevers to others, none of these qualifiers were ever used. We were always just brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, Mom, Dad. In short, we were, and still are, a family. I suppose the main draw I have to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is my love for my family. I've been so blessed to be a part of family that has such love an generosity. The Church teaches that, through righteousness, our family can be together for eternity, that we can forever enjoy the love and closeness we share.

How I live my faith

As already stated, I'm currently serving a part-time mission for the Church, writing blogs on gospel topics. This unique opportunity allows me to not only do something I love, but to share precious truths with people all over the world.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Sean Stoker
A "ward" is basically just a local congregation. They vary in size, usually in the vicinity of 200-500 members (though there's no exact number). A "branch" is any congregation that is too small to be a ward. Last, a "stake" is an organized group of several wards and branches. A ward or branch is presided over by a Bishop, usually someone who lives within the ward's geographic boundaries. Each bishop reports to their Stake President, who presides over the stake. He in turn reports to the general authorities of the church, which works its way up to the president of the Church, the Prophet. Show more Show less