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Hi I'm Jon Frost

From the south of England; a father of 6 children and recently retired after 25 years as a Police Officer. I'm a Mormon

About Me

As a schoolboy and thereafter loved sports, especially basketball and rugby. In to my 40's I was a competitive runner. I joined the Church as a 13 year old and loved the youth programme of the Church. I spent two years in Scotland as a full time missionary for the Church, starting at aged 19. I am not so fit these days, but sometimes cycle to my new job, a Housing Support Worker, in Brighton. On my return from Scotland, I worked with youngsters as an Assistant Social Worker, then joined the Police service and spent 25 years with Sussex Police. I married my wife at 22 years old - a lovely young woman who I had known since I was 13. I was fortunate enough to have a Valentines card from her every year from the age of 13! We have 6 wonderful children and now have grandchildren blessing our lives. We are close as a family and love to spend time together. I enjoy watching sport in my limited spare time and enjoy reading, but this seems to go in phases! I have lived in Worthing all my married life, having moved close to Worthing as a two year old with my parents and sisters.

Why I am a Mormon

As mentioned, I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints as a 13 year old. I felt something very special then, even as a young boy and have developed a continuing love for it's teachings and the standards it advocates. Back then I felt that the Gospel was for me in an overpowering way and have felt similar feelings on many occasions since. Being a family Church, it has been fulfilling to see my own children grow up in the Church and as they are moving to adulthood and 'flying the nest', it is lovely to see them bringing their own children up in a Church centred home. I love to read the Book of Mormon, a book of scripture used by the Church in addition to the Bible and the source of the Church's nickname. This book has great stories and events, but the principles and doctrine it teaches resonates powerful feelings internally for me and I love what I learn from studying and pondering the messages contained therein. My personal commitment to the Church has always been strong and I cannot see me ever trying to live without it in my life. There is always more to do in the Church. Rarely do members 'retire' when we stop working for a living and I look forward to serving missions for the Church in a variety of ways in years to come.

How I live my faith

As a family we try to show our commitment to the Gospel by serving and assisting in our home unit and other local congregations. We have encouraged our children to gain their own feelings of conviction for the Gospel. It gives us great happiness being involved together as a family. As a Bishop (unpaid minister) of our local congregation, it was my privilege to conduct the wedding ceremonies of our married daughter and one of our sons. For the last 3 years I have been serving as the Stake President, so have responsibility helping with 7 congregations in Sussex and Surrey. It takes up much of my time, but it is a wonderful way to help others. I have the opportunity to help the youth of the Church grow and learn and assist older teenagers to prepare for the Priesthood and to serve missions. There is always plenty to do, but it is all very worthwhile and rewarding.