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Hi I'm Hama

I grew up in Australia, enjoy working with youth, and love spending my spare time with my wife and two boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to run, eat good home cooked meals, and enjoy the company of friends in my home. But what I truly enjoy the most is being a husband and father of two wonderful sons. There is no greater happiness that I have experienced that compares to the happiness I feel at home with my family. I love eating dinner together as a family, talking together about events of each day, and laughing and playing board games together for hours.

Why I am a Mormon

I always had faith in Jesus Christ while growing up in my early years. It wasn't until I was about 17 years old that I wanted to know for myself whether the Book of Mormon was indeed the word of God and that what I had learned as a child growing up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. I attended a boarding school and I made a personal commitment to read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover. At this time, the only available time that I had to read was at night, after lights were out and everyone was asleep. At first it was difficult, and I wondered if I was making any progress. As I continued diligently in my reading, I began to experience some very tender and wonderful experiences. These were feelings of warmth, comfort, and peace. As I read from the Book of Mormon by myself I did not feel alone, neither did I feel distant from my Heavenly Father. I began to feel a closeness to Him. I was beginning to realize that He was aware of me and that I mattered to Him. From this experience my testimony of the Book of Mormon was beginning to grow. It was becoming more than just a book. The things that I had felt were very beautiful and I wanted to feel it more and more. I invite you to read from the pages of the Book of Mormon. As you read with an open mind and seek to know with real intent, you will begin to feel the beautiful feeling that I have described that happened with me. You will begin to experience for yourself that the words of the Book of Mormon are true and that it testifies of Jesus Christ. As you read and pray to know that the Book of Mormon is true, the Holy Ghost will teach you and let you know that it is true. I know that you will begin to feel those same feelings that I had felt and you will know for yourself that the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

My faith is increased as I see friends and associates live exemplary lives and strive to build everyone around them. This truly lifts me up when I feel down. The joy that I have felt from my friends has given me a greater desire to lift others around me and to seek opportunities to brighten their day. I interact daily with many people and cultures from around the world. I love to hear about the things they love especially as it relates to their heritage and country of origin. I love learning about their culture and the things that they miss from home. This makes me homesick at times for my family and my friends who live in Australia. But as we talk together, somehow the large distances of home does not seem as distant anymore. I feel somewhat connected and not so alone or distant from my family as I strengthen my friendships with those I am surrounded by each day. This truly lifts me up on a daily basis. Hopefully this also lifts them up as well. I love reading and pondering the scriptures. I love talking to my family and friends what I have learned from reading the scriptures. The scriptures truly inspire me and lift me up. They provide a purpose and meaning to my life. As I read and ponder the scriptures I see more clearly how I can improve my own life - my shortcomings, my impatience at times in challenging situations, my setbacks at work and personal life, and more importantly where my focus needs to be with my wife and my two sons. Reading the scriptures brings me back to the things that I value the most: my family and my relationship with Jesus Christ. As I center my life on Jesus Christ my relationship with my family is improving, I am beginning to see the good in others and everything in life around me, and I am becoming a better and happier person.