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Hi I'm Stirling

I grew up in Las Vegas. I served a mission in Louisville, Kentucky. I'm going to BYU-I. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was in an A Capella group called Suspense. I enjoy playing chess and was on the High School Chess team. I just finished my first semester of College, where I took English 101 and Physics 110. I reported to the Missionary Training Center January 23 to serve in the Louisville, Kentucky mission. I enjoy making people laugh and I enjoy laughing myself. I have a wonderful family and love them to death. I quote movies for fun. I'm also weird (I blame the water and power lines). I have addison's disease, which is where my body doesn't produce the right amounts of sodium and potassium so I take medication to stay alive. It's cool cause I have a legal prescription for steroids. I guess I'm just a regular guy, except I know I'm a son of God. That's pretty amazing when you think about it.

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up a member of the Church, but I've only just started to find my own testimony. The gospel has always made sense to me, and I've seen the blessing come from following the Lord's commandments. I know the Atonement works and is for everyone. I know my Savior loves everyone the same. And since coming on a mission I've really grown. I have seen miracles, witnessed lives changed and felt my heart changing. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because for me it is the only way to be happy for the rest of my life and the life to come. I want to be everything I have the potential to be. The scriptures say we will become Joint-heirs with Christ. I want to be worthy of that, and being a member of this church is the first step in that process. Being a member isn't what saves me, it's having faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, continually repenting of my mistakes, being baptized as Jesus was, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and living worthy of that constant companion, and enduring to the end as the scriptures say or in other words, continually aligning my will with the Father's, humbling myself to that will, and coming closer to Christ in every way possible as it is revealed to me.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission in Kentucky. But really if anyone wants to live their faith, they have to do the things their faith teaches. I do my best to do that. I'm not perfect, but as long as I do everything I can, Christ will make the difference. There's a song that says "I'm trying to be like Jesus, I'm trying live his word, I'm trying to live as he did, in all that I do and say. At time's I am tempted to make a wrong choice, but the Holy Spirit enters into my heart saying: Love one another as Jesus loves you, try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, for these are the things Jesus taught". I've been trying to do that. And I know if we do, He will guide us to the right path. Proverbs 3:5

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has more than 100 operating temples around the world. Visitors are welcome to visit the temple grounds at all of these temples and attend open houses prior to dedication. However, only baptized members who are qualified and prepared are allowed to enter a temple after it is dedicated. In temples, Church members participate in ordinances designed to unite their families together forever and help them return to God. In the temple, members: Learn eternal truths. Receive sacred ordinances, including those that bind husband and wife together for eternity, as well as join children and parents (Malachi 4:5-6). Provide ordinances such as baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:29; 1 Peter 4:6) Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Jesus Christ Show more Show less