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Hi I'm Phillip

I'm Australian, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived pretty much all of my life close to the beach and absolutely love being able to go to the beach for a few hours after work during summer. I studied Information Technology at university, and now I work as a software developer. I was a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for 2 years in Uruguay, and became fluent in Spanish. Consequently I love to travel, and visit different countries and cultures. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because it makes me happy.

How I live my faith

Each day I try to make time to read the scriptures, as well as to pray to my Heavenly Father. Being a Mormon, and following the example of Jesus Christ really is a day to day lifestyle. Each Sunday I attend church with my local congregation where I can participate in taking the sacrament bread and water that are symbolic of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, and this allows me to take time to reflect on my actions during the past week, and helps me identify areas of my life I can improve. I also have various responsibilities to teach lessons on a Sunday, and to visit and help adult males and other members of the congregation in their efforts to follow Jesus Christ. 

Why do Mormons baptize their new members?

Phillip
Being baptised demonstrates that we want to be more like Jesus Christ. When we are baptised we make a promise (called a covenant) to follow His teachings and to strive to align our lives with His. Jesus taught that "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5), and demonstrated the necessity of baptism by being baptised himself of John in the river Jordan. I was baptised both because Jesus has asked us to be baptised, and because I want to follow His example. Show more Show less