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Hi I'm Simon Thomson

I'm proud to be called a Mormon.

About Me

I am excited about life! My wife and I are blessed with six wonderful children. Our home though hardly ever quiet, is full of life, fun and laughter. An accountant by trade, I ventured into the world of computers about 20 yeears ago and never looked back. As an I.T. Trainer I love the opportunity to pass on the knowledge and wisdom I have gleaned over the years. My personal training mantra "If it's not fun, you're not learning" is an essential part of all of my training courses. My wife often calls herself a computer widow - she knows I will be up late if I have got the case off one of my computers! Life is meant to be enjoyed NOT endured!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church when I was 3 so I have effectively been a Mormon all of my life. I love the teachings and the encouragement I get from studying and learning the gospel. I choose to be a Mormon and follow the teachings from the scriptures and our church leaders. My wife and I are both actively involved in the church and help where we can. We love meeting with other members of the church, sharing our beliefs and common goals with each other. Being a member of the church is a big commitment and one I am prepared to make. Following the guidelines of the church to some may appear to limit or hamper an individual. To me, I am empowered by the choices I make. I make active conscious choices each day to live up to the standards and beliefs I hold dear. The gospel is beautifully simple AND simply beautiful !!! I am PROUD to be a Mormon - a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints!

How I live my faith

I live my faith simply. A belief in Jesus Christ is and can be simple. For it to be real it needs to be lived not just talked about. I get that from my Dad. I knew what he believed, not by what he said, but by how he lived! Faith needs to start simply - one step at a time - that way you have something certain and sure to build on. I have found that by living my faith simply, there is a strength and reserve to tap in to when the challenges come. Like many things in life, when you overthink it, that is when the doubt and confusion comes. Am I saying that I blindly accept and follow the person in front of me (like a sheep)? No Way!!! I am creating a masterpiece! To do that, I add to the masterpiece, one brush stroke at a time. Simply and carefully. I study, I ponder, I question, I pray, I feel, I understand, I grow... and then the cycle begins again. Like a staircase, I am always trying to move upwards. Sometimes I slip - we all do - the secret is to get back up - and to keep going. Living what I believe is a privilege and is a way I can show God that I love and respect him. I live my faith simply.