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Hi I'm Tony

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of six children four girls and two boys and I am a granddad to 12 grandchildren. I have a son who is currently serving in the Birmingham mission in England and my youngest daughter is serving in the Melbourne mission in Australia. I have four children that are sealed in the Temple.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 26 years of age and worked in a cabinet makers shop when I met a member of the church for the first time. He worked next to me and we became friends. I noticed that there was something different about him as he did not smoke, drink, tell rude jokes or use bad language. After some time he began to explain to me why he did not do those things and talked about his faith that was centred on Jesus Christ. I had always believed there was God and said occaisonal prayers but did not go to church every Sunday. I began to feel something and what he taught me made sense. One day he told me "If two smartly dressed young men come knocking on your door, invite them in because what they have to say costs nothing and if you do not like it you can always ask them to leave." One evening two smartly dressed young American men came knocking on my door, as my friend had said. They told me that they were Elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and that they were sharing a special message about Jesus Christ. I invited them in and they shared their message with me and my wife. I felt that what they were teaching was true so I invited them back. Over a few months they came several times sharing the gospel with my wife and I sometimes they brought a couple with them who were members of the church. Myself and my wife were baptized and after a year of being members of the church we were sealed together in the London Temple. One of the Elders who taught us was able to be a witness for the sealing as he had completed his two year mission and was about to go back home to America.

How I live my faith

I teach a lesson one every other month on various topics of the gospel and speak on assigment in different wards and branches every other month. This allows me to develop leadership skills, and Christ-like attributes. I also need to apply the principles that I teach to my own life and family. I get involved in community service projects where we do different activities that help others in our local area. Such as litter picking, painting fences, window panes, decorating class rooms etc. I am grateful for the opportunity to grow as I serve, and to help others do the same.