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Hi I'm Roy

I grew up in England and emigrated to Canada when I was 17. I was searching for meaning. I found the Church. Now I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to my dear wife for over 32 years now and I love her very much. I am proud to be the father of 5 wonderful children living across Canada and the United States, and have 8 beautiful grandchildren, all whom I love and appreciate all that they do for their families and others. I love to read all kinds of business and social science books to help me understand more about motivation, praise and recognition of people especially in the workplace. In the odd moment and when relaxing I like to read a good mystery book. I founded an institute that provides assessment, strategy consultation, education and training around getting employee recognition right in the workplace. I have two degrees with a Master's of Arts in Communication Disorders and a Batchelor of Arts in Social Science with emphasis in Psychology. I have written two books "How to Focus on Success" and "GIVING the Real Recognition Way".

Why I am a Mormon

I was always interested in religion as a child in England. I attended the Church of England. When I was 9 years old two LDS missionaries came to our home and my father purchased a copy of the Book of Mormom from them. That book intrigued me. I studied the Bible but had never heard of the Book of Mormom. When I read the Book of Mormon the visit of Jesus Christ to the Americas after his death and resuurection in the Old World stood out for me. When we finally moved to Canada I remember being at one company job and someone said a new woman had started working that day and she was a "Mormon". Then I remembered the Book of Mormon whicc I didn't have anymore. I spoke with this young woman and she graciously gave me another copy of the Book of Mormon and she wrote her testimony, or witness, inside saying that if I read the book and studied it, and asked God with a sincere heart and real intent, I could know through the Holy Ghost if the book was true or not. I did just that. I recall vividly as I write this praying on a Saturday and telling Heavenly Father that if he showed me if this book was true I would go to Church from that Sunday forward. Heavenly Father couldn't pass up on that one. He revealed to me through the warmth and peaceful feelings of the Spirit that it WAS true. I can never forget that experience. I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints within 3 weeks. I am so grateful for my membership in the Lord's Restored Church. It's truths and teachings bring happiness to my heart and soul. They have helped me raise my family so they have the gospel in their lives to apply and choose to follow. I know there is a living Prophet on the earth today who receives direction from God for everyone in the world. I am most grateful for the blessings of the Atoning sacrifice of my Savior Jesus Christ in my life, which allows me to be forgiven of my sins and to live again as as family as I am faithful in keeping His commandments.

How I live my faith

I preside over a branch of the Church in Canada and I work with men and women who help administer and teach the members in our congregation. We probably average around 50 to 60 members who attend our services and Sunday School classes. I visit about 4 families each month with another priesthood holder in the Church to see how they are doing and leave a spiritual message with them. In my home we start the day independently with personal scripture study and prayer, join together with my wife for a couple prayer in the morning and end the day with joint reading from the scriptures and a couple prayer to end the day. I try to visit a member or two each week who were not out at Church or was ill and offer assistance to those in need. We strive to help one another become self-sufficient, strengthen families, and teach principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ that can bring peace and happiness to the lives of our members and communities.