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Hi I'm Preston Stewart

I'm a Network Security Specialist, I am a father, a husband, a gamer, a geek. I'm a Mormon

About Me

My name is Preston Stewart. Ever since I can remember I have always been obsessed with technology from the time I was very little up until now. I have always had a passion for taking things apart and figuring out how they work and putting them back together. My first obsession with technology I guess started when I was about 2 years old and my mother bought our family a Nintendo for Christmas. I don't remember that Christmas but I remember being very passionate about playing video games ever since I can remember and learning how the technology works. We got our first family computer when I was about 8 years old and I was in heaven, I remember feeling like I had access to the whole world at my fingertips, I could get on this thing called the internet that was pretty new at the time and search for anything my heart desired. Every since that day I have been hooked. I am a Husband to an amazing wife and a Father to 1 beautiful little girl that is coming up on 2 months old in 4 days which interestingly will be one day past her due date. She was born on June 5th 2014 at 31 weeks and weighed 3lbs 1oz, there were some complications with the pregnancy which caused an emergency C-section to have to be done. After 6 weeks in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, out little girl is now home and weighs a whopping 5lbs and is as healthy as could be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, plain and simple. I grew up in the church and have always gone to church. I remember reaching a point in my life though when I was about 15 years old that I cause myself to think "Why am I going to church?" I thought to myself often "This is my parents church not mine" being raised in the church you are taught that at 19 years of age you being a young man you will serve a full time Mormon mission for 2 years. I remember thinking that I respected the people that did it but it just wasn't for me. I never focused too much on those thoughts they were occasional then I would go on my way living life as a typical teenager would. I graduated high school and started working to save money for a mission and remember thinking to myself that I needed to tell my mom that I didn't want to serve a mission that it just wasn't for me. I am the only boy in the family of 5 kids and a bit of a momma's boy so I never could muster up the courage to tell my mom I didn't wanna go. She helped me fill out my paperwork for my mission and we sent it in and I remember thinking if I stay in the country I am fine with that I just don't wanna learn another language. I remember getting my mission call in the mail and opening it in front of my family and being called to serve in Recife, Brasil. I didn't wanna go, but once again couldn't tell my mother that. I remember thinking if I am gonna serve a mission this has to be for the right reasons, I read the Book of Mormon and decided to ask God if it was true, if it was true I would go on a mission and know I was there to help others, if not, then I would not go. Long story short I served a wonderful full time mission in Recife Brasil and would not have traded those two years for anything. I learned that sometimes it takes a giant leap of faith for us to grow in the gospel and that is what I had to do. I am eternally grateful to be a member of this church and the constant joy it brings me. I know this church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day to day, I try to see the good in every situation and help others out whenever I get the chance. I am not very different from most people. I have a family that I take care of everyday, I go to work and am currently enrolled in College pursuing a Bachelors degree in Network Security for computers. I love to play video games when I have a spare moment and that is surprisingly where I have talked about the gospel the most. I have always tried to make it a rule that I would be a great example of how a member of the church should act when playing video games. In return I have played with lots of people that have asked me what it is that makes me seem so happy all the time? I ask them if they are okay with me talking about religion. When you tell someone you are a Mormon a 5 minute discussion turns into a 2 hour discussion about what being a Mormon means to me and how it makes me who I am. One big focal point I always tell people is one of my favorite things about being a Mormon is I know and understand that I am not perfect and that everyone makes mistakes, but through our lord and savior and the sacrifice he made for us we are able to fix our mistakes and become better people every day.