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Hi I'm Jonathan Stewart

I have been living in Washington DC since 2005 working as a government relations consultant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m 35 years old, single and I guess you could call me a 'textbook' introvert - sometimes, I just need to be alone. For example, when something big happens in my life, I have to think about it - sometimes for days - before I even want to start talking about it. When I'm hurt or upset, I have to process exactly what it is that's impacting me before I can address it. And all this has to happen when I’m by myself. It’s how I ‘charge my batteries’, so to speak. I work in Washington DC as a government relations consultant. I’m a gym-enthusiast (but not a fanatic) and my favorite food is butterscotch pudding.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have learned over the course of a lifetime that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is what makes me happy; and I receive the fullness of His Gospel in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka the Mormon Church). I know that the church that I attend each Sunday and to which I’ve dedicated so much of my life is His church – built upon the same foundation of teachings, principles and organization that defined the church that Jesus Christ established 2000 years ago – because I have asked God that very question through prayer. And He answered me.

How I live my faith

Having been a Mormon my whole life, I’ve served my local congregations and communities in various ways. As a 15-yr-old, I built a playhouse at a local childrens hospital for my eagle scout project. At 19, I served a two-year mission in Northern Argentina. At 28, I started volunteering one morning per month at a local homeless shelter. I have had many opportunities to teach mormons and non-mormons about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I currently attend a congregation (or “ward”) of single adults in their 30’s and 40’s. My service position (or “calling”) in this congregation is as a spiritual leader and adviser for all the men, of which there are around 90. My responsibility is to help them, collectively and as individuals, continue progressing on a path in life that brings them close to their Savior. A large part of this is a program in which companionships of two men are assigned to watch over other members of the ward. We call this program ‘home teaching’ and I spend a lot of my time ensuring that the needs of ward members are met through this program.