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Hi I'm Gordon

Born in Tyneside, I moved to West Yorkshire in 1998. I'm a Geordie, a husband, a father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent my childhood and adolescent years in Tyneside and support Newcastle United. I moved to West Yorkshire in my 20's to marry my Yorkshire Rose and lived in the Wakefield area ever since. My career profession is within Business Continuity & Risk Management outside of this I enjoy working on my allotment (especially at harvest time), spending time with my family, cycling and occasionally beating my son on FIFA.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before I was born so I guess I was born into the church and as a child brought up in the beliefs of the Mormon faith. Going into comprehensive school my sister and I were the only 'Mormons' and found that quite often we would be the brunt of ridicule. However, we continued to do our best in our education and continued to go to church. At the age of 18, I decided that I wanted to represent the church by being a missionary. I was requested to go to the Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Mission this was a fantastic 2 year experience, which included learning essential life skills within a new culture and developing communication skills enabling me to teach in the native Spanish language, hold leadership responsibilities and provide support / aid work to the people of the DR. During my service as a missionary I learnt to recognise that God hears our prayers and will answer them, at meal times within our family we will offer a prayer to give thanks for the food that we have. Daily I will find a quiet place in the home (usually when kids are in bed asleep) to say a prayer which will come from the heart, speaking to God openly to thank him for what I have been given and also ask for help and guidance as I try to be a better person. I have found that during difficult times, heartache and mourning the loss of loved ones the gospel of Jesus Christ has continued to give me hope and bring peace into my life.

How I live my faith

I currently work alongside local leaders in the Wakefield area offering support and guidance as they give of their time and render assistance to members of the church and of the local community. I have worked in my local communities as a School Governor, a Special Constable, a Victim Support Officer and I am a registered blood donor.