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Hi I'm Luke

I'm from the United Kingdom. I'm studying to be a doctor. I play rugby. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently in my fourth year studying medicine at University College London. I started studying at UCL after serving a mission in New Zealand. I have been living in London for the last three years and really enjoy it.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when she was nearly 18. My father was baptised around his eighth birthday after the missionaries taught and baptised his parents when he was a child. My father brought my mother into the church so the original missionaries that baptised his parents, my grandparents, have blessed our family for generations. My parents raised me in the church. We would attend each week and hold regular family nights. Throughout most of my childhood my father was one of the local leaders. This fully immersed our family in the church. During my teenage years, and after a challenge from an older youth at a camp, I decided to earnestly read and pray about the Book of Mormon and whether Joseph Smith is a modern day prophet. I received a quiet answer that came over time informing me that I already knew that the things were true. I knew it was true and I couldn't deny it. I decided to serve a mission and left for New Zealand when I was 19. I was able to share my testimony with many different races of people when I was serving the Lord in New Zealand. I have grown to know that this is the true church of God, restore to the earth once again. I have grown to love reading the Book of Mormon. I know it is a work of God and know that anyone else can find out for themselves by reading and praying.

How I live my faith

One or two times a month I teach a lesson to the 18-30 year old males that attend my local church. I really enjoy preparing these lessons and it gives me something else to focus on instead of my studies, which take up a lot of my time. When I attend the church my parents go to, I regularly teach the children. The past summer I would teach the 8-12 year olds at my parents' church. This was one of the most rewarding things I have done in my summer breaks.