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Hi I'm Clifford M Dubery

I grew up here is Australia, however my parents joined the Church in the UK, when I was about 6

About Me

I am a 55 year old male living in Australia. Married to lovely woman and attend the my local Ward every Sunday. I enjoy reading and discussing Church Doctrine and Policy. Also discussing various interpretation of the scriptures, in light of modern understanding of the meanings the original scribes and prophets understood. I am a great fan of Science and all that it teaches us about how the world works. I have 6 children (3 of whom are grown up and live outside the home) and 3 who are still here. So I expect to comment about various things and may not be correct in your eyes, but will try and convince you :) I am currently working as a Customer Service Officer which takes almost 12 hours Monday to Friday every day, including riding the train. This gives me time to read and listen to things like conference talks and Hugh Nibley's book of Mormon Lesson. Reading the Scriptures on my iPhone these days.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Church when two missionaries Elder Terrance Lee Gassaway and Elder Turner knocked on my families door when I was about 6 or 7 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England. We had a small branch meeting place with the District Center being Gillingham. I have stayed a member, never served a Mission, and have enjoyed and used the Temple which is not far away. Years ago, the nearest Temple was in New Zealand, where Claire and I were married. I have staid a member for many reasons, but the main one is that I am a Mormon, that is all I basically accept, everything else seems non sense to me.

How I live my faith

I work with Missionaries at times although, in reality I follow my wife around. I do not feel like a missionary and am not skilled enough at times to feel comfortable taking lesson. However it is interesting to see who and why people join the Church. Some of whom have serious opposition from many quarters. My advise is to Read the Scriptures and the material available on Joseph Smith and the Introductions to Gospel Essentials when you attend Sunday School. Listen to the Missionaries and follow their instructions as to what to read, prayer and above all, ask questions .

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Clifford M Dubery
It has been my experience ther are two paths that predominate amongs members I have spoken too. The first is: A pair of Missionaries will knock on your door and introduec themselves. This may interest you, what they have to say. They take you through some discussions and will cj=hallenge you to baptism. If you then feel ready it will be organised. After this momentous event you will recieve The Gift of the Holy Ghost, by the laying on of hands. This will give you the right to here the still small voice and prompting as you follow the Saviour and the teachings from The Book of Mormon and Scriptures as well as many other sources now open to you. The Second is: Off your own bat, you mke enquiries of afriend or walk into a Metting House/Chapel and ask questions, ther you are more likely be referred to the Missionaries and local members who handle this sort of thing. Myself,my parents joined the Church in 1963 when two Missionaries knocked on their door when I was about 6 years old. Now I have a son on a Mission in Queensland. Show more Show less