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Hi I'm Joseph Stewart

I live in Utah. I love the outdoors. I love the peace on mountain tops. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading, biking, and playing sports with friends. I am interested in computers and metal working. I play the drums. I love camping and spending time outdoors. Time out in nature is the best. I love to serve others and work hard. I love to enjoy the peace and joy of mountaintops, weather spiritual or physical. I'm the youngest in my family with 2 older siblings. I love to spend time with all of them. I love pets and love my cat a lot. I also love the church. Some people say that Utah is too Mormon for them. I say why is being too Mormon a bad thing? I really love the blessing of having so many temples as close as they are. Temples are the greatest place to be on earth. I don't know what I would do without them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but that doesn't mean that I always believed that it was true. When I was younger I was rebellious. It was thanks to many helpful seminary teachers and ward members that I started to really belive that the church was true. Because of the many experiences I've had because of my faith I have gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the church.

How I live my faith

When I was in high school I would eat my lunch at my seminary building and encouraged my friends to join me there because of the clean and uplifting environment that it provides. I go to church on Sunday. I play basketball with ward members on Tuesdays. I enjoy home teaching people of my ward and helping them when needed. I really love to serve people in any way possible. I love the gospel too. I especially enjoy the words of our modern day Prophets and Apostles. I try to live my faith in everything I do. With out my faith I'd be lost. But by living it I find happiness and joy.

Who are the Mormons?

Joseph Stewart
We are people who believe in the book of Mormon as the word of God and as a companion to the bible. The official title of our church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-Day Saints. We belive in helping others. We believe that the LDS church is the only true church but respect others right to believe in whatever they see as right. We invite all to come and learn for themselves of the truthfulness of what we teach. We believe in a perfect church lead by imperfect people who were called of god to teach and serve to the best of their ability. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Joseph Stewart
Well for one they will answer questions that you have. One of the most important aspects of meeting with the missionaries is the people that they meet with. Its all about helping them strengthen there faith in Christ and understand what God's will for all of us are. They will probably share with you a wonderful message about The Book of Mormon. They will tell you of the heavens opening and the visitation of our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. They will help you find answers to questions such as Where did I come from? Why am I even here? and Where do I go after this life? Most wonderful thing we will talk to you about is the Atonement and how because of it you can be forgiven of all your sins. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Joseph Stewart
So in this day in age this is a dangerous topic to even address let alone try to answer. Just to be clear my answer is my own not the church's. To be frank, the church doesn't approve of it. We love the people but the practice is wrong and bring sadness. People involved may disagree. My intent is not to argue but to explain why I think God says it's wrong. In us is the innate power to create. The world around us is filled with many examples of this. Most importantly we ourselves are examples of this. The Creation of our mortal bodies is a great trust and power that God has given us. He has intended that this power be used only in the sacred bonds of marriage, a marriage between a man and a woman. That's just how this power naturally works. It is our greatest opportunity to use this power. However in same sex couples this power is seemingly out of reach. It takes both man and wife to use it. It is true that through technology or adoption same sex couples can still have children but the actual act of the creation is never experience. That most power is never used. Even more disturbing if technology is used then that power is handed over to another. God want to allow us to experience this power for ourselves but if we reject this opportunity it is our own choice. For me that is a big part of what the church is really against. When ever we go against the commands of god we miss something we could have had. weather small or big. God want us to have all he has to give. So do we. Show more Show less