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Hi I'm Mark Hatton

I have lived in Liverpool all my life and I am now a full time carer for my wife

About Me

I am one of 5 children, second eldest to my sister, with a brother who is the youngest being 8 years younger than myself. I have lived in Liverpool all my life except for a brief spell when I worked in a Youth Hostel in Patterdale in the Lake District, for 6 months when I was 20 years old. I love where I live: Liverpool has lots of interesting things to see and do and one of these days I plan to see and do them :) I am married to Joan who is an MS sufferer and she has been for over 30 years now.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been brought up with no religious teaching it was difficult at first for me to accept the message that the missionaries were trying to share with me. After 3 years of perseverance from the missionaries, I came to accept that there might just be something in their message that might be good for me in helping to bring up a young family, so I decided to listen sincerely to what they had to say. As I read the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon, and pondered on the message, I recognised that what I had been taught all these years was the truth of the gospel restored in these the last days. I had an overwhelming feeling come over me confirming the truth that my Father in heaven wanted me to know. From that time on I never doubted the promptings of the Spirit. I have had many experiences like it since, especially when I am in the Temple. The church is my life and I can never deny the truth which has been given to me.

How I live my faith

I have been a member of the church for over 26 years and have served as an assistant to 5 different Bishops. I am currently serving as the Ward Mission Leader in Crosby Ward, Liverpool Stake. One of the things I am going to miss is working with the youth (12 - 18 years) they are wonderful and are a great example to me and great ambassadors for the church. I take my granddaughter (who is not a member) to church with me quite often and she loves attending youth activities on Tuesday nights, so maybe I wont miss them at all :D. I am looking forward to serving in this new calling, as I love our missionaries and want to help them feel a part of our ward while they are serving here. Sharing the gospel is one of our biggest personal challenges and I will do my best to set an example for others to follow

What is being a Mormon like?

Mark Hatton
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