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Hi I'm William

I grew up in Australia. I have completed 2 years of university and am now going to serve a mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have studied at the university of Sunshine Coast for 2 years in a bachelor of commerce with a major in accounting. I love going to the beach and catching up with friends. Watching movies at the cinemas and eating ice cream are also something I like to do. Sport is awesome especially touch, which I play every Saturday with friends from church. I like to dance. I live in a family of 8 being one of 6 kids, I'm the third oldest.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and from a young age was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I was 10-12 years old I wanted to stay home on Sunday and play games rather than go to church. I thought it was boring to sit through the sacrament meeting. My parents encouraged me to continue going to church and told me that when I am 18 I can decide for myself. At this young age I did not understand the blessings from going to church. When I was about 12-13 from the influence of one of my young men's leaders I started listening to the talks in sacrament meeting as I wanted to be an example to those younger than me. I found quite quickly that I really enjoyed listening to the speakers for they spoke the word of God. I knew what they were speaking was true. As I matured in the gospel I went through a few challenges that have changed my life for ever. I exercised faith in God to overcome my weakness's and have been gaining confidence in Him ever since. At the age of 15 I started to gain a strong Testimony. I would sit in church and feel a burning within my heart which feeling comes from the spirit of God (Holy Ghost). I listened to my teachers and read the Book of Mormon from start to finish for the first time. There is no time when I feel better, than the feelings that come from going to church and participating in the gospel of Jesus Christ. When I turned 18 there was know way that I was going leave the gospel, not because of the people, not because of my parents, but because I know it to be true. I have let the good word of God nourish in side of me and have acted upon the feelings of joy, truth and light that have come to my heart. The strength of my testimony comes from living the gospel by obedience to God and His Son Jesus Christ. Without my testimony I would be truly lost, for by simply knowing that Jesus suffered all my pains and is always there to help me I have overcome and found peace from the trials and challenges of life. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

I feel that I am much involved with the church. I love my ward and could not be more happy with the people I have come to know. I love to serve those in my ward and others around me at any opportunity. I have been able to serve the men 18 years + in my church calling. This includes teaching lessons and organising service projects. I do my best to help in anyway possible the family's that I have been given to home teach and look after. One of my home teaching family's recently moved and I was able to organise people to come and help them. I also take part in their lives by being an everyday friend and delivering a short uplifting message once a month. My home teaching family's can call me at any time for anything and if circumstances permit I'll be there for them other wise I'll organise someone else to help. I do my best to support the leaders of my ward by accepting everything asked of me, for I know that God has called them to lead and guide my ward and needs me to support them. I have always attended ward activities from the young men's program to the young single adults. They are character building, spiritual and fun. My ward is my extended family and I love the people.