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Hi I'm Stuart Baird

I grew up in Virginia and Louisiana. I love to play Soccer and Football. I'm proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

When in High School I played Football and Soccer and I enjoyed every second of it. I graduated in 2013 and I will be going to college but I deferred this past two years to serve the Lord on a mission. When I get back I hope to play some intramural sports and get to know people better. I love to laugh and have fun. I enjoy hanging out with friends and making the most of life. My friends and family are the closest thing to me and I would do anything for them. All through high school I had my personal issues and trials but my friends and family were always there for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to this church and raised in the church but I am a member today of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I chose to be not because of my parents or other family members. I made this decision while in high school when I was going through a rough time in my life with injuries and not being able to play the sports I love while in high School and I blamed God for all my problems and trials in my life. I got angry all the time and pushed my family away with my anger and hatred for God. I did things I am not proud of and I eventually got tired of being like that. My senior year in High School I started to read the Book of Mormon and as I read my spirit felt more at peace and I was able to be more loving towards my family. Although I still have to live with the restrictions of not playing sports because of my knee I have come to terms with it. I gained a testimony that God gives us challenges not because he wants us to suffer or be bad. In fact its the opposite God loves each and everyone of us and he gives us trials to strengthen us and for us to see our weaknesses. Our trials may not even be a trial of our faith but may be a trial for someone else who is in your life and see how they will react. I know that God loves us and that despite our trials we can know that God knows what we need better than we do and we must trust him and his infinite knowledge and react to our trials with faith and understanding and not lashing out to others. I really began to exemplify this in my life after I began to pray to God. As I prayed I was able to vent out my feelings and let out all my woes that were in my heart to my God. And every time I ask God why me or why did this happen and vent I always went to sleep with a feeling of peace and that is because of the Holy Ghost and he comforts you and listens to your heart and makes you feel better. God never retaliates to your accusations but rather he listens and makes you feel peace. Pray to God.

How I live my faith

Growing up in Louisiana I was one of a small number of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Because of this I was always making sure I was in the right scene and doing what is right in the community and setting an example. I served as the Senior Patrol Leader in our Boy Scouts Troop and was also the President of our Youth Program. I love to serve others in my community. In the last five years of living in Louisiana I have seen two major Hurricanes that devastated the area. I and my fellow friends would go out and help the homes and people who were affected by the storm and hopefully brighten their days. I love to serve others and be a leader by my example.