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Hi I'm Stuart Oliver

I grew up in a town called Rishton Lancashire. I started work at fifteen and have just recently retired. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married 37 years and have four children and twelve grandchildren. It's so good being a grandpa. You get to do all the crazy things all over again. I'm a quiet person normally, but I love people. My main hobby is photography. I love my family dearly and have high hopes for them. I am a very happy and contented person.

Why I am a Mormon

Many years ago I changed my employment, and and in my new job I came in to contact with a lad who I had to work with. We became very close friends and mates. We spent a lot of time together. He used to tell me about the mission he served for the Church and how he loved it. After some months I was at his workbench and came across an old Church magazine from 1966. I opened it and read couple of articles within its pages and immediately felt such a strong feeling within me. I knew that what i had read was true. I asked him if he had any more books and I continued reading from February to November, at which time i decided I had to find out more about the Church, so I visited my Local Chapel. That same evening, I met my wife to be. We were Married in the London Temple fourteen months later. That was forty years ago. I still love the Church and the Gospel. It means so much to us as a family. I'm grateful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

At age sixty-five, I've just been called to serve as a youth leader. I often get left behind by them, but mange to catch up. We try to organize meaningful activities for them which help them to serve and to grow spiritually, culturally and physically.. They often choose and organize their own activities. Young people have such great energy and potential, if we can just give them support and encouragement and help them find out who they really are. We learn about the Savior, and all he did for us by his teaching and sacrifice. Living his commandments is not always easy, but as we show love and compassion to others, his spirit is keenly felt.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Stuart Oliver
I believe with all my heart that marriages were not intended to end at death. Through the ordinances of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, performed in the Holy Temple by those having authority, we can become a forever family, continuing our relationship with those we love and cherish for all eternity. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Stuart Oliver
We do not worship Joseph Smith in any way shape or form. We only worship Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith was called of God to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ because the truth had been lost and doctrines misunderstood some time after the Saviors Death and Resurrection. We revere Joseph Smith as a prophet seer and revelator. His calling cost him his life. We love him for his sacrifice. I have a witness given me by the Holy Ghost, (the third member of the Godhead whose purpose it is to bear witness of the truth of all things) that Joseph Smith was called of God to restore (not reform) the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth in it's fulness as it was in the Saviors day.. Anyone can receive this testimony by simply asking God the Father if it is so. (Book of Mormon | Moroni 10:4 - 5) 4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost. 5 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things. Show more Show less