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Hi I'm Rex

I was born in Sydney Australia. I'm a husband, a father and a naturopathic practitioner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to the most wonderful, beautiful woman in the world. She means everything to me, I am so grateful to have her! I am very proud of my family! I feel that one of the great blessings of my life has been to be raised by good and loving parents I have a passion for natural medicine, health and healing. This passion has been developing over my lifetime. As a baby I almost died as the result of the mis-diagnosis of 6 doctors in a row! This led my parents to seek out & use alternative therapies in conjunction with orthodox medicine. This rubbed off on me. When enduring a period of high stress, fatigue and anxiety as a 21 year old I went to see a naturopath. His compassionate nature and skill in treating my condition inspired me to become a naturopath and do for others what he had done for me. I went on to earn a degree in Naturopathy. Now I run my own business as a Naturopathic Practitioner I love nature and enjoy going hiking, camping and fishing. I have fond memories as a child of riding out into the bush on my bike with my brothers looking for a place to build our cubby house. Sport & music have also played important roles in my life. I had dreams as a kid of becoming a great rugby league star, or representing my country in athletics. As I got older playing the drums and singing in a punk rock cover band led to aspirations of becoming the next big band or writing the next big hit. But ultimately being a husband, a father and a Naturopath became my callings in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had the tremendous blessing of being raised in a family where I knew that my parents and siblings loved me. I was raised a Mormon, however this is NOT the reason I'm a Mormon today. My parents always used to tell me that they knew this was God's true church, but that I shouldn't just believe what they taught me, that rather I should pray and ask God for myself. I prayed many times growing up but never received any clear answer from God. I served a mission for my church at age 19. Half way through, I felt I could no longer continue my mission unless I received a clear, undeniable witness from God telling me this church was His true church. I felt this way due to doubts that arouse after speaking to many different people about their faith. On the morning of the 23/1/05, a Sunday morning at 7:30am I knelt beside my bed and poured out my heart to God, asking if He was there and if this was His church I was apart of. I received no answer. I then prayed to know which church was true or if there was a true church at all, or if it mattered. I prayed systematically about every church and religion and belief system I'd ever heard of (I had determined within myself that if God told me to, I would leave my mission and join his true church). Again I received no answer. In despair i wondered if God was there at all. Then I had a thought come to me that I should pray and ask about the LDS church again. So I did, and then it finally came, an all consuming, fervent, wonderful, powerful feeling of love, peace, joy, happiness and clarity filled my soul. It was the most incredible experience I have ever had. I no longer doubted, it was clear to me, I knew that God lived, that Jesus Christ was my Saviour, that the Book of Mormon was true, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was God's one and only true church upon the face of the whole earth. That is why I am a Mormon, because God told me it is his true church.

How I live my faith

My faith means everything to me, and as a result it influences every aspect of my life. It also keeps me pretty busy. I am currently involved in the youth program of my local congregation. This involves organizing activities, camps, dances, sleep-overs, etc. It also means that every Sunday I get to teach some of the young men in my area about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and help them grow to be mature, faith-filled, law abiding citizens who serve and contribute to their community and prepare to become loving husbands and fathers.i love being part of the youth program. It keeps me young. As I come to know each of the young men I work with they become like my little brothers. I also try to visit a couple of local church families once a month to see how they're doing and be a friend from church they can call on if they ever need help with anything. We call this home teaching. Part of life for me as a Mormon is daily scripture study and prayer, paying tithing and offerings for the poor, fasting once a month, attending our temple, and doing the best I can to be a good husband, father and follower of Jesus Christ.