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Hi I'm Luke Topp

I'm from England. I love Football! I'm a passionate AFC Bournemouth Fan! I was a missionary in Scotland & Ireland. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Luke! I love to play sports! My favourite sport is football and I support a football team called AFC Bournemouth, as this is the town I was born in. I enjoy playing sports; I have been in a football, rugby ,hockey and athletics team. I love music and play the guitar! I love to have fun! Fun is secretly my middle name! I also love computers and I hope to be able to study computer science at the conclusion of my 2 year missionary service.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with a family that were 'Mormons'. I've never really had a time that I have disagreed with the Church's values or beliefs but there has been a time that I haven't been so sure. When I was 15 I decided I would take up Moroni's promise at the end of the Book of Mormon which is to in short; Read, Ponder and Pray to know whether the Book of Mormon is actually the word of God. In doing so I had a strong impression from the Holy Spirit letting me know that the Book is true and that the path I have chosen to take in living this religion is the one that God wants for me. I have found great joy in living God's commandments. I have found that by living God's commandments my personal happiness is greatly increased and the conviction of my faith also increases. In the words of Christ himself; "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself." [John 7:17] This is a principle that I have been able to apply into my life. As I have done so I have found an increased conviction of teachings of the Church and greater peace and joy in my life.

How I live my faith

I try my best to study from the scriptures every day. I have found that as I do so I feel a greater peace in my life and my personal conviction to keep doing what I know to be right is deeply increased. A developed habit of scripture study has allowed me to better appreciate the things which God has done for me and gives me an enthusiasm to share the joy that comes from this with others that I meet. Before my missionary service for the church I was involved in the youth programme of the Church. This involved teaching a lesson to the youth at church each Sunday, as well as running a weekly activity for the youth each Tuesday night. I loved it! I am currently a missionary for the Church and I serve in the areas of Scotland and Ireland. It brings me great joy to be able to bring the Gospel to the lives of those who are without. I have seen the gospel change my life for the better and change other's lives so that they find greater peace, joy and satisfaction in life.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Luke Topp
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we believe in modern-day revelation. We uniquely have a prophet leading our church. A prophet is a man who speaks in behalf of God. These men like any other men are subject to make mistakes in life as they are still human. When a man speaks in behalf of God (such as a prophet) we take what is said as scripture [the word of God] and therefore respect the guidance which is given and the position to which God has called him. We only worship the source of this Revelation; God our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ our Saviour and Redeemer. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Luke Topp
The law of Chastity is a commandment given from God to help us be filled with a more Christlike love. The law of Chastity forbids sexual relationships and actions outside the bonds of marriage. We believe that Homosexuality is a sin, however like all sins we hate the sin, not the individual. We also believe that staying away from pornography is important as it can pollute the mind and dull our spiritual sensitivity. Indulging in such practices can also leave us with feelings of guilt, shame and self-hatred. We can become free of these feelings through the atonement of Jesus Christ. As we live the law of chastity we are blessed with greater love and respect for ourselves and others as we strive to control our thoughts and actions. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Luke Topp
He believe in Christ as our Saviour, God as our Father in Heaven and that the atonement of Christ is the only way that we can return to live with God again. We believe that at the head of our church is Jesus Christ, hence why the church bears His name. We are very much Christians and share a love for God the Father and Jesus Christ along with many other Christian sects. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Luke Topp
Missionaries teach people how they themselves can gain knowledge from God, which in turn provides peace and direction. However it is the individual that they visit which will make the choices and actions to change their lives to become happier. Without listening to and applying the message shared there would be very little benefit to having them come to share the message of Christ. We learn of truth from experience. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Luke Topp
Faith is the source by which man acts. The only reason we do anything in this life is because we have faith that the action we take will have the effect that we desire it to. For example, the only reason we would push a light switch is because we believe that pushing the switch will turn on the light, if not we wouldn't do it. When we act we show our faith. This is why in James is says "faith without works is dead". He then goes on to explain that he will show his faith by his works. (see James 2) It is good to believe that God can help us and that he is there but like having a trust that pushing the switch will turn on a light, that trust is wasted unless we act upon it. Unless we act upon our faith it can't grow. Faith is like a muscle, the more we use it the stronger it becomes. This is why we are instructed to 'exercise' our faith. Faith can continually improve and grow. Jesus Christ instructs us that part of the purpose for our existence is to develop a knowledge of truth. (see John 17:3) We develop our faith into a knowledge through acting upon the faith that we already have. Faith is the prerequisite to all that we know and do, whether this be spiritual or temporal matters. If we want to improve or change our lives then we need have a portion of faith to motivate us to change things for the better. Show more Show less