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Hi I'm Anthony

I am a family man, a husband and father. I am an engineer and business owner. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Anthony. I am a husband and a father. I have 4 wonderful children. Each of them learns multiple musical instruments, go to school and enjoy life from sun up to sun down. In my spare time, I am an engineer. At age 15 living in a single parent home, I left school to start working as an apprentice Radio Technician to provide for my own way. A year later I started night school to finish off my schooling to ultimately permit further tertiary studies. At the end of 4 years I completed my apprenticeship and diverted my attention to 2 years of missionary service, leaving my part time studies partially completed. At 45 I have completed my previous studies, gone to University to be a qualified engineer and then completed an MBA. The entire journey has occurred while working full time and studying part time. What has that left time for? Not much? Well, 2 years of voluntary service set a balance and a focus that as important as work, education and providing for oneself is, there are still some things more important than these. I have learned the important things cannot be the left overs. Putting first things first has allowed the right mindset and motivation to achieve what seemed impossible many times. Faith and prayer have been an integral part of the survival manual.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church at age 11 years. I vividly remember wanting to do the right thing, to please God, even though it didn’t feel all that comfortable at the time. The reasons I have remained in the church have matured since my initial 11 year old boy conviction. Even now, after many years, life is not always comfortable, however I stay with my conviction for different reasons. I now have a sense that my life has been somewhat moulded by good people and situations that have been a testing ground and a catalyst for self evaluation, change and much needed improvement. Perhaps the most significant of all these is understanding the worth of a soul and how forgiveness works in everyday living. I now see the greater dimension of forgiveness, the power in offering it before it is warranted or perhaps deserved. I now see how the lives of more than TWO are greatly enhanced when someONE, takes the step to permit healing to begin. I now see that everyone deserves our forgiveness and sometimes this given willingly is the lifeline that offers another their first glimmer of hope. I now see offering unconditional forgiveness and acceptance is what charity really means.

How I live my faith

The world is full of options. The more you learn, the more you see you have the capacity to "go and get what you deserve", but at what cost? I have found the teachings of the Church and a modern day prophet to inject a stability and sureness in a forever changing world. To me, knowing that you are going to be alright is more than simply believing something, it is about living our lives based on a good set of core principles for long enough so that you can measure its affect. Having personally proven the core principles are wholesome, rewarding and helpful to those I live around and brings peace and comfort. My church routine, which is likely a little busier than for others, includes church each Sunday, a youth activity here and there, regular leadership training meetings (me giving and also getting), a family social event from time to time and helping out wherever I can. There is an eco system for young children, youth and young adults and at the moment our family has a foot in two of these camps. Life is busy for "everyone" I meet. The church gives me enough good options to ensure my family has every opportunity to select from the very best that life has to offer. I am at peace that my children are safe, and that is something money cannot buy.