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Hi I'm Simon

I was born and raised in England. I'm married with three wonderful children. I like to ride my bicycle. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Dad. I'm a husband. I have two sons and a daughter. What can I say about my family? I love them! My biggest day-to-day challenge is finding the right balance between the time I spend at work and the time I spend being with my family and sharing experiences together. I love soccer but I'm a terrible spectator and prefer to participate rather than watch. I love to cycle on my road bike and usually manage over 5000 km a year. So far I've cycled up two of the top ten most difficult mountain climbs in the world...only eight left to go!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into a family that are Mormons, I still had to go through my own conversion. I see my own conversion very much as a process that is still happening but I have taken the time to ask God for myself if it is really true. Of course, without those answers within me I have looked to the promises made in the scriptures to gain a witness for myself. I have asked God in prayer if the Gospel of Jesus Christ really was restored through a modern day prophet and have felt the answer clearly that it is. Through living the Gospel principles and keeping the commandments of the Gospel, I have seen the blessings that God has promised to us make a real difference in my life, and in my Family too. If I was to boil it down into one simple statement - following the teachings of Jesus Christ and the counsel of God's chosen prophets makes me a better person!

How I live my faith

For me Sunday is my Sabbath. I look forward to taking a break from all of my activities and commitments and focus on serving God. The best way I have found to do this is to serve the people around me. During the week I take time to study and prepare to teach a lesson that focuses on the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There's no better feeling than seeing that moment when one of my class members suddenly understands one of the principles! I also take an active part in sharing what we know with others and arrive at Church for an 8am meeting with other friends to plan and discuss what we can do to improve the lives of others and teach them the things that Jesus taught. I will often spend the rest of the day either with my family or out visiting with other families assigned to my care to make sure they have everything they need and to teach them a message about how they can strive to become more like our Saviour.