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Hi I'm Lexi Stewart

I am an Arkansas girl at heart, but my family is now in Utah. I love music, movies, the outdoors, and baking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am just your typical college student that loves to have fun! I love spending time with my friends and family, especially if we're playing games or watching movies. I love the outdoors, and my dream house is a cabin in the woods (but I wouldn't mind a beach house either ;)). I've played the violin and piano since I was little, and I've always grown up with a piano teacher for a mom. Music is a hobby that I really grown to love! I've picked up baking in the past couple years and really enjoy making treats for others and trying new recipes. I also love traveling, and like most people, love vacations! My family has visited the majority of the 50 states at one time or another during my lifetime, and I hope to continue that tradition in my future family! I am attending Brigham Young University and LOVE it! Go Cougs! One of my favorite things in life is to laugh- I think laughter is an essential part of every day!

Why I am a Mormon

There is nothing in life that brings me more happiness or hope than a knowledge of this gospel! Through the gospel I know we have a loving Heavenly Father and a loving Savior. Through the gospel I know that Jesus Christ sacrificed His life for us as imperfect humans so we can have the hope of returning to live with Him someday. Through the gospel I know we can turn to Him in times of hurt, hopelessness, or sorrow and He will reach out with open, willing arms to comfort our aching hearts. Through the gospel I have hope of a bright future. A hope of knowing that there really is life after death! A hope of knowing I can life with my family forever! Through the gospel I know there are prophets on the earth today. Prophets that can guide us in times of darkness and confusion and lead us in the direction that will take us back to our Heavenly Father. Through the gospel I have the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture that speaks truth and provides us with answers to questions we have in this life. Through the gospel I have a sure knowledge that our prayers are heard. I know that through our faith, our prayers can be answered and that prayer is a powerful tool we have in this life to communicate with God. Through the gospel I find fellowship and welcoming friends, that all want to become better, just like I do. I find that we are all progressing toward the same goal and that there is always someone that loves and understands me. Through the gospel, I find.... Happiness. That pretty much sums it up, and there is really no other way to put it. I find so much joy being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I often wonder what my life would be like without it. But I can't. I just can't imagine my life with this hope and peace I feel daily in a world that is so scary and dark! I am so thankful for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and for a loving Heavenly Father. I am SO thankful for this church. I am a Mormon. I know it, I live it, I love it!

How I live my faith

I spend a lot of my free time involved in church related activities. I read my scriptures and pray each day, and try to live my life in a way that portrays I love Christ (serving others, being kind, etc). I have held several leadership positions within my church, and spend a few hours each month visiting ladies in my congregation and make sure they are doing ok. I am serving a full time mission for my church for the next 18 months. I try to be an example to those around me on a daily basis so they know I love my church and more importantly that I love my Savior!

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Lexi Stewart
One of my most absolute favorite places to feel God's love for me in in the midst of His beautiful creations. Take a quick look around, and see all the miraculous beauty there is! Moses 6:63 tells us "all things are created and made to bear record of [Him]." As I spend time in the mountains, or gaze at the endless sky, as I am left speechless by a breathtaking sunset, or take in the rolling waves of the ocean, my heart is so full of gratitude for a loving Heavenly Father that truly loves us so much that He would provide us with an amazing earth. There is no way these things happened by chance! There is no way our bodies could work so perfectly, that animals could fit so exactly in the food chain like they need to, or that chemistry would work out so amazingly without God. There is no possible way that all of a sudden a spectacular snow-peaked mountain just appeared or never-ending, glowing stars decided to randomly pop into the sky. Those types of things just don't happen on their own! God lives and loves us, and if you ever doubt that, take a glance around you and soak in the visible testament of a loving Heavenly Father! Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Lexi Stewart
As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are often asked to serve in certain positions within our congregations. We believe these callings are divinely inspired by God, and He has a reason we are serving in those callings. At baptism, each member takes on themselves a promise that they will be an example of Jesus Christ and serve all those around them. We believe that when we "are in the service of [our] fellow beings, we are only in the service of [our] God." (Book of Mormon, Mosiah 2:17) We have a desire to help others and serve God, so we aren't paid for the service we give to our church, to God and to our Savior. We love both of them so much, and we are willing to serve in any way they ask us to in order to show that love! Show more Show less