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Hi I'm Stuart

I was born and grew up in England. I have been a Mormon since October 1994.

About Me

I was born with cerebral palsy and spent my early years in an out of Great Ormond Street Hospital. I was grateful to have Christian parents and have a deep faith. I was eight when I joined a Church of England Church Choir. I was a member of the Church of England from then on, but felt that something was missing in my life and worship but did not know what that was! Whilst working I have run Homes for the Elderly and also worked for a large local authority until I retired. I enjoy music, reading, family history and cooking. I am married to a wonderful woman and have a son and a daughter and two great granddaughters.

Why I am a Mormon

I have believed in Christ and in Heavenly Father since I was tiny and I was raised in The Church of England faith, but I always felt that my faith was somehow incomplete. It was not until the LDS Missionaries knocked at my door that I began to see that I was missing out on the fullness of Christ's Gospel. Subsequently, I was baptized in October 1994 after I stated that I would be baptized if the Lord gave me a sign that the Book of Mormon was true! He did, and so I was baptized. It was the best decision I ever made in my life. I know without a shadow of doubt that Joseph Smith was a Prophet of God, that God Lives and that Jesus is the Christ. In this troubled world I take comfort that we have a living prophet who leads our church and take comfort in the fact that when I die, I will be reunited with my family and friends, having been sealed in the Temple with my family for time and all eternity.

How I live my faith

I try to live my life as the Saviour Jesus Christ would want me to. I don't always succeed but I keep trying as I am grateful for the Saviour's Atoning Sacrifice for me and my family. I visit and keep in touch with a number of families and individuals in my church on a monthly basis so they know that they have someone who looks out and cares for them.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

I am grateful that by paying a tenth of my income each month I follow the Savior's instruction to help all those in need regardless of faith, creed or colour. The Mormon Church has donated more than $1 billion in cash and material assistance to 167 different countries in need of humanitarian aid since it started keeping track in 1985. Many of these countries have few to no Mormons, but are also non-Christian. More than 53,000 Mormon missionaries serve through the world today. All of their service is to help those who are not Mormon. Joseph Smith himself taught that we are "to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to provide for the widow, to dry up the tear of the orphan, to comfort the afflicted, whether in this church, or in any other, or in no church at all." Show more Show less