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Hi I'm Martin

I'm married and have two children, I work in the printing industry. I love people, culture and traveling. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am the youngest of two boys that grew up in my family. I grew up in Basildon, Essex in England and loved to play football, rugby and many other sports. I was very lucky to travel a lot during my younger years and grew to love the different cultures, places and people I got to visit . I went to school in Basildon before serving as a missionary for two years sharing the message of the restored gospel to the people of Holland and Belgium. After I started my career in the printing industry which has led to me running my own company. Also through my job I get to travel around the UK, Europe and various parts of the world, which leads me to meeting some great and interesting people. I have been married for over 25 years and my wife and I still live in Essex. We have two children. Our son served as a full time missionary in the Greece Athens Mission and loved to share the gospel with the people of that great nation and follow in the footsteps the the apostle Paul. He is now back at Brigham Young University in Utah pursuing his education. Our daughter recently returned from serving a mission in the Utah St George Mission and loved serving as a full time missionary in the visitors centre of the St George Temple. She is now continuing with her education at Brigham Young University in Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a normal 17 year old boy when I came into contact with the church and taught by the missionaries. Whenever I met with them I felt a total peace and happiness. Everything they taught me made great sense and through the Holy Ghost I learned that what they taught me was true. I was baptised about six weeks later and as a result of this single decision I have found great happiness in my life ever since . I learned that the same church that Jesus Christ had organised in the meridian of time has been restored to the earth in all of its fullness with a living prophet and apostles. God has always intended that the family unit should remain together forever and through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this is possible. I have always found great strength through reading the Book of Mormon, a record of God's dealings with his children that lived in the Western Hemisphere after they left Jerusalem many years before the coming of Christ. All of these things have brought great peace and happiness into my life. Over the years I have experienced some amazing experiences that have personally taught me that Christ lives today and that God indeed lives and greatly loves all of his children. My father in heaven has blessed me greatly and I know He wants to bless you too !!

How I live my faith

Living my faith is the essence of not only following Christ's teachings, but trying to become more like him. It's not easy but it's important that each day we try our best to be kind, considerate and to reach out to people. This is possible on a daily basis through the simple and small things in life-such as smiling and always being kind to the people I meet. Living my faith is being patient and calm when things don't quite work out as planned. Service is also a huge part of my life. In the church one of my responsibilities is to reach out to a number of families in the church. I visit them at least once a month and help teach a lesson to them. Also if they ever need help I try to be there and help where I can. I think it's important that we know there are others we can turn to if we need help. I enjoy looking for unexpected opportunities to help people throughout the day. I am grateful when people take the time to help me and others as life is so hectic for everyone these days. I am also currently a bishop within the church and spend about 25 hours a week reaching out and ministering to the people in Basildon.