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Hi I'm Al McCartan

I am a broadcaster/journalist, bush poet and humour writer, above all else,I'm a Mormon.... and by choice.

About Me

I'm Al McCartan, writer, broadcaster. I say that, not as a boast, but because of that's who I am and I feel that God has granted me those talents - and for a reason. My lady and I live in Bathurst, NSW, Oz; with a cat, Milo; some and 200 Teddy Bear. I am an avid reader and enjoy feel-good movies and good books. Prior to semi-retirement, I worked for the Sydney Morning Herald and before that, served with the Defence Department (Army) as a reporter with Army Newspaper and Defence Recruiting.

Why I am a Mormon

Firstly, I was introduced to the message from a girl I casually dated; then from a challenge issued to me by a classmate: "Go to church," Which church I thought? The LDS Church sprang to mind. I stayed and was baptised in 1959. Before her untimely passing as a result of a MVA in 1961, I was telling a friend, Lesley, about the church. Two months after her passing she came to me in a dream and said, calling me by my nickname: "... the Mormon Church is true." That was it. Being a Civil War buff, I was intrigued when reading D&C 87 where Joseph Smith prophesied on the war beginning in South Carolina. This was on December 25, 1832. Ap;ril 1861 saw Fort Sumter being fired on and Joseph's prophesy fulfilled - 29 years later.

How I live my faith

Trying to do my best at all times.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Al McCartan
We see it as a powerful, important, and sacred holy record which serves as the bedrock of all Christianity. The Bible is rich in history, doctrine, stories, sermons and testimonies, all of which witness that Jesus Christ is the Divine Son of our Heavenly Father. The Bible is the word of God and came from the writings of holy men of God as they were moved upon by the Holy Ghost see 2 Peter 120-21. Through the same process we have additional Holy Scripture, including the Book of Mormon, which supports and exalts the Bible. Show more Show less