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Hi I'm Stewart

I grew up in Utah. I am a Type-1 Diabetic who loves running. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Type-1 diabetic who also deals with exercise induced asthma. I love sports and play them regularly. During High School I was apart of my school's cross country and track teams and played on a community basketball team as well. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for my entire life and am going to be serving a Spanish speaking mission in North Carolina.

Why I am a Mormon

I started being a member of this church because I was born into it and it was just something that we did. But as I have grown up, I have learned to love the gospel more and more and that is why I continue to be a member. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes was the time when I really officially knew for myself that this was the true church. I was laying in a hospital bed freaking out because my whole future was about to change, and I remember saying a short prayer asking our Heavenly Father for help and I immediately felt peace and relief that he would help me out. I know this church is true and I strive to keep every part of it a part of my daily life.

How I live my faith

I have been in leadership positions throughout the various groups while in my youth that you are apart of as a Mormon. In those groups I had the opportunity to teach my peers and to also learn from my peers as we worked together to help ourselves come close to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I strive to always keep the gospel in my mind throughout my days to help battle different temptations that may present themselves as I am out and about.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Stewart
As the official church answer for this question states, it is not required for members to serve a mission but it is definitely encouraged, especially with the young men who hold the priesthood. It is a very personal decision to decide to serve a mission, and it's not an easy one. Who in their right mind would want to put their life on hold for two years?? That question has always been a big one growing up and I decided at a young age that I would serve no matter what. I couldn't think of anything better than helping to bring other people to the knowledge that our Heavenly Father loves us all. Knowing a lot of missionaries out in the field right now, they feel the same way. The purpose of the mission is to help others come unto Christ, and after everything that Jesus Christ did for each of us, I feel like it's the least I can do. Show more Show less