Hi I'm Antony
I am a married father of two boys, both under four years-of-age. We live in Australia, and strive to be active in our religion, and what it teaches us. I have been a member of The Lord's Church for almost eight years and love to discuss The Gospel with anyone who wants to share truth. I enjoy my family, sports, conversations, and meeting new people- but most of all, I enjoy The Gospel.
Why I am a Mormon
I am grateful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because I have finally found the only place that has been able to completely enlighten my understanding of what it takes to ensure that I will live with my Heavenly Father again. For many years I searched- sometimes actively, sometimes passively- for answers to burning Spiritual questions and I am thankful that I can say that The Lord answered my deepest desires, and lead me to discover Mormonism. Having learnt so much, I prayed to Heavenly Father, so that I could get His assurance that I was where I was meant to be, in order to qualify to be with Him forever and it is this witness that continues to motivate me to work hard for further light and knowledge.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is a crucial aspect of my religion. Learning how to effectively pray to my Father in Heaven has opened up so many wonderful horizons of learning and growth. Through prayer, I have come to understand more about God, and His hopes and desires for me. I have also come to strengthen my relationship with Him, as He lovingly communicates His will, and how to conform to it. As a result, I am more confident in my ability to make decisions that affect me and those that I love, and am further able to increase my desire to make the changes in my life that I need to, in order to become happier and happier. I can also increase my capability to continue on in striving to become more like my Saviour. Prayer is my way of reaching out my hand to the constantly-outstretched hand of God.
How I live my faith
I live my faith day-by-day! It is really a daily exercise to continue to build upon what miniscule faith that I had. It is my experience that faith requires positive action, consistent obedience, and hope-filled resilience. I am grateful to have been Called to a position within our local Church community, that enables me to work with my fellow brothers in the Gospel, as we strive to learn of opportunities to serve those around us, the way that The Lord would have His children served. Home Teaching is one way that The Lord can ensure that all of His sheep are fed, and it is my privilege to be able to assist in this way, too. The greatest work of faith that is my pleasure to experience, though, is the work that comes through sacrifice and service in my home. Nothing is more important to me than being a faithful husband and father.