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Hi I'm Richard Stewart

I am a retired airline pilot, husband, father and grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family and absolutely find my greatest joy in being with them. Beside aviation, I enjoy all kinds of outdoor activities, such as, camping, backpacking, hiking,and especially whitewater rafting. I love to help other people.

Why I am a Mormon

At the age of 12years old, I began to question my religious upbringing. I began to look outside of what I had been taught by my parents. As I searched for truth, I was very frustrated with the multitudes of doctrines and practices. I became very disillusioned with organized religion and at the age of 14 abandoned all church activity. I felt that so long as I lived the "Golden Rule" that was all that I needed. Over time and with life's experiences, felt an emptiness that would not go away. I was looking in all the wrong places for happiness. After marriage and with the impending birth of my first child, I came to understand that the empty spot in my soul was the lack of spiritual grounding. My spiritual search began again. Through the example and love of family members who were Latter-day Saints, my wife and I began to study and learn about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We were amazed at the simplicity of the gospel. It just made logical sense. As I knelt to pray and ask Heavenly Father to know for myself if what I was learning was true, I received the most glorious confirmation by the Holy Ghost that It was the truth. My wife accepted the gospel as well. We were baptized and confirmed members of the church. Being a Mormon is the easiest way to live life. I am always free to choose for myself what path to take. I choose to follow and be lead by my Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. I am a disciple if Christ. I am and always will be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints. My wife and I joined when we were twenty-five years old and expecting our first child. Our baptisms were performed forty years ago in September. I have never regretted that decision and have done everything, that I know how to do, to be a faithful disciple of our Savior Jesus Christ. I have learned how to make and keep sacred covenants. Each day I make every attempt to exercise and increase my faith by serving and loving others as Jesus has taught us to do. Line upon line and precept upon precept, I am enlightened and schooled in the doctrine of Christ. This enables me to more fully contribute to my church, work and local community. Along with my wife, I am currently serving as a volunteer full-time missionary in the island country of Jamaica. We are assigned as Welfare Services Missionaries. Our charge is to relieve suffering and to seek out the poor and needy of all nationalities and religions. We follow our Savior's example of ministering to our less fortunate brothers and sisters with love and respect.