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Hi I'm Stewart

I grew up in Salt Lake City, born and raised in the church. I love the outdoors, being with my friends, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to ski, to be with my friends, and to be outside. I camp, I longboard on occassion, I go swimming, I build campfires on the weekend, and in the winter I enjoy anything having to do with the snow. I really love school - I am currently a student at BYU, and I love every subject I have ever studied. I enjoy Physics, Economics, Music, Biology, and I look forward to enjoying myself in school more and more. I also really love music. I play the bagpipes - kinda. My grandpa thought it might be a good idea, and so I started taking lessons. I am not very good yet. I also play the violin, and I love learning Celtic fiddle tunes, much to the chagrin of my classically-minded teacher. I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Spain. I loved every second of it, and I love the Spanish people. I am a sucker for Spanish Tortilla (a potato and egg dish with a generous helping of olive oil) and there, I learned better how to serve, to love, and be more like Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon in what many would consider to be the ideal family - Mom, Dad, four siblings, and other faithful family members within minutes of my home. I was baptized at age 8, became a Deacon at 12, advanced through Primary and Young Mens, and did my do-diligence without really realizing what I was doing. I didn't really understand the gospel, although I knew that what I was doing - obeying the commandments as I learned them in church - was the right thing for me. Despite not always knowing what I was doing, I have had one thing going for me - the Book of Mormon. I read this book and honestly prayed to my Heavenly Father, asking if it taught the true doctrine of the Lord. He answered that prayer by a warm, comforting feeling. Although none of my problems were solved and nothing had really changed, I had a confirming assurance that seemed to speak what I had always told myself but never believed - "Everything will be o.k. Don't worry." And, that feeling and the remembrance of that feeling has been my fallback for whenever I have doubted the church, and I remember the scripture "by their fruits ye shall know them." Joseph Smith brought forth the Book of Mormon (good fruit), and I earnestly know that book to be true scripture from God. That is why I'm a Mormon - because the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through obeying God's commandments and serving my community. It has never been an issue for me, and being a part of the church has always been a part of my life. I like to look for opportunities to serve in my community because. . . Well, because I enjoy it. I led many different groups of young men in my ward - the 12-13 year olds, the 14-15 year olds, and the Boy Scouts. There, we always looked for ways to help others out. We cleaned yards for those who couldn't do it themselves and donated our time to set up for and clean up from community BBQs and gatherings.