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Hi I'm Anthony

I grew up in Australia. I served in the Australian Army for 7yrs. Im an Ozzie Mormon (living in Utah).

About Me

Mormon Background: I joined the Mormon Church with my family when I was 12yrs old. We were actively attending the Mormon church for only 2yrs, then we stopped (due to laziness). I joined the Australian Army when I was 17yrs old. When I was 18yrs old (despite being in the largest boys club in Australia [the Army] and being surrounded by the boys 24/7), I felt lonely, empty and incomplete. I knew there was something missing. I knew I needed God and Jesus Christ back in my life. I found the closest Mormon Church by where I was stationed and worked my way back into activity. Family: I am a friend, a cousin, a brother and a son. But proudly and most importantly, I am a dad and a husband. I really enjoy spending time with my family. They are a joy beyond compare! Work/Hobby: I work in the I.T. industry. I work with all forms of electronics. From communications equipment and computers, to home theaters. I love home and car Audio Visual equipment and portable electronics (phones, tablets, laptops etc...). Sports: I either have or do now play soccer, rugby union, ruby league, Track and Field, Basketball, Softball, swimming and rowing.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12yrs old (1996), my brother was friends with a Mormon kid at school (1 of 5 Mormons in the school of 1000). Shortly after their friendship had started, my brother was showing signs of being a respectful, loving & caring son/brother. This sparked much interest within my family (mum, dad & I) & led us to desire to know what is having such a great impact on him. So we started looking into the Mormon church. As we started looking into the Mormon standards, culture & church, we realised that this is something that is very conducive of how my mum & dad were already raising us kids. Charitable, loving, caring, respectful, polite, kind, hopeful & God fearing. So joining the Mormon church was not so hard for us. We had to make a few lifestyle changes, but nothing too great once you factor in your faith in Jesus Christ & desire to return back to your Father in Heaven. In 1996 we were baptised into the Mormon church. Sadly, we were only actively involved in the church for 2 yrs. After which we slipped back into the same lifestyle we were in prior to joining the church. During the time we were actively practicing mormonism, I had the opportunity to attend the Sydney Australia LDS (Mormon) Temple. Never before had I felt so much peace & love surround me. It was this feeling of peace & love that was brought back into my memory at the time I was in the Army & felt lonely, empty & incomplete. Its was at this point that I knew that I needed to mend my relationship with my Father in Heaven & my Savior Jesus Christ. I can now testify, I KNOW that my Father in Heaven loves me. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ loves me & made the sacrifice by the offering up of His own life, to allow me to have to opportunity to return back to my Father in Heaven. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, through reading the Book of Mormon was I able to gain a testimony. I know that God speaks to us today through a living Prophet (Pres. Monson). I love this Gospel & this Church!

How I live my faith

At the moment I am the 2nd Counselor to the Bishop in our Ward and community. Which means I assist the Bishop (& the 1st Counselor) in overseeing all church programs in the ward (local community). I have also had the fantastic opportunity to teach Sunday School lessons with my wife to the 14-15 yr olds, as well as be over the younger male adults program (males aged between 19-45 yrs old) in my downtown Salt Lake ward & the Young Men's program (males 12-18 yrs old) back in my ward in Australia. I also currently serve as hometeacher. Which means I have the opportunity to visit 3 families once a month to share a spiritual message and to let them know that both I and the Lord loves them.