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Hi I'm Phillip

I'm a Mormon. Baptised 1979, after missionaries knocked on my door. I'm a father of 4, have a wonderful wife, and my own business.

About Me

I was born in NSW but moved to Qld in 1979. I studied computers at UNSW and have worked with them ever since. Some years ago I went into business myself as a computer repairer. My hobbies include politics, collecting die-cast models, going to garage-sales and being the best grandfather I can be.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young I did not believe in organised religion. Both my parents had little interest in church attendance outside christenings, weddings and funerals. At high school I was able to get my mother to send in a letter "excusing me from religious education classes" as I thought it a waste of time. Nevertheless I felt an emptiness inside and yearned to find a spiritual connection. While at Uni I read 'The Autobiography of a Yogi' by Hermann Hess which intensified my awareness of God and how little I knew of Him. In the late 1970's I had met a few missionaries and whilst they had attempted to interest me in their message the attempts we unsuccessful. At work we hired a returned missionary called Ron, in him I noted something different, he had a different "spirit" about him that seemed to make me curious and wonder if his faith as a Mormon had contributed to this. At the same time as this two missionaries knocked on my flat door and asked to bless the house. I said "Yes you can as long as you answer one question first". The question was answered successfully and the rest is history as they say. I was attracted to the practical help given me as a young father, the fact that the Church is not a medium for power and influence of others and of course the doctrine. Paul said in the New Testament "Prove all things, hold fast to that which is good" and this is what I've tried to do. Live the doctrines and stick to them that bless my life and my families life.

How I live my faith

In the Church we sing a hymn that contains the line "Because I have been given much I too must give" and this is how I try to live my faith. I have served the community as a scout leader, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, we have volunteered to do tsunami relief work in Samoa, I have supported my wife as she has travelled to Africa doing work with Aids orphans. I try not to be an "armchair christian" but rather to get my hands dirty helping others.