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Hi I'm Paul Gunson

I'm a Mormon, grew up in Liverpool UK and have lived there all my life a born 'scouser' and proud of my heritage.

About Me

I am a 52 year old male, who believes family life is very important and that relationships are very special in ensuring each others needs are met, I also follow football and support Liverpool FC, and also manage a local Under 10's Junior football team called Chelwood JFC, I work in Health and Social Care supporting adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Mental Health, my wife and I are also Foster carers and have had the opportunity to help over 96 young people cope with the difficulties faced from broken homes. I have a business that provides Distance Learning courses on behalf of colleges and engage the services of Assessors and tutors to deliver and assess completed courses, these activities keep me very busy, but of all the things I do church is our priority and becoming a Mormon some 28 years ago was the the best thing that ever happened to me and my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Because families our the most important thing in my life. My family consists of my wife, Son, daughter, and Grandchildren. I started my family at an early age, I found myself asking three questions, why am we here, what is it all about and where do we go after death. When two Mormon missionaries came to our home, when I was 25 yrs of age with two young children these question were very much at the foremost of my thoughts, having asked many different people including ministers of religion for answers and at that time being atheist I found it difficult to belief in a God. To my surprise and astonishment and without much convincing these to young missionaries were able to provide sound answers to these questions through the teachings of the Bible and Book of Mormon and I quickly felt the spirit of God and the love he had for us as a family and accepted baptism shortly after. Life can in many instances through us curved balls and bring storms that bring us trials, that test our resolve to keep our faith in Jesus Christ and keep the Commandments. Having lost our son in law at the age of 24 and our son at 33 left our families in pieces and only through our continued trust in God that we would one day be reunited together, brought us through a very difficult time in our life, as we belief that families are united together forever through ordinances performed in our Temples. Being members of the church brings us closer together as a family and we share the messages of faith, hope and obedience and that through the teaching of the church we have found joy and happiness which cannot be bought or attained by any thing the world has to offer. I bare my testimony that families can be together forever and that we will if obedient dwell in the presence of God and our Savior Jesus Christ with our loved ones who have departed this earthly life, that families are the center of our faith and core values as members his church and that God lives and provides for our every need.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provided me with many opportunities to serve others within the church and also within the community, helping others is a crucial part of who we are, we believe that we are all literal Brothers and Sisters and should bare one another's burdens as the Lord Jesus Christ asked they we Love God and Our Neighbors. I currently serve as an Employment specialist and help people with coaching in order to gain employment, also serve as a home teacher which enables me and my companion to visit the homes of families we are responsible for to teach them the gospel of Jesus Christ and assist them in any areas of their lives they may need support with such as decorating, moving home our just providing a listening ear, as they go through their own difficulties and struggles. Being a member of the church provides many opportunities to enjoy activities that promote families being together such as sports days swimming galas and social activities such as dancing and entertainment, we celebrate like many Christians Christmas and recognise the season of joy this brings as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ , we also enjoy Easter time as we acknowledge the sacrifice our savior made for us with his death on Good Friday and his triumphant resurrection on Easter Sunday, we belief he lives and has risen. We teach that Jesus invites us all to come come unto him and have joy and everlasting life. we do our best to live good life's free from doing harm to others and being examples to those around us as he asks and for this our life's are enriched and blessed.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Paul Gunson
we belief that baptism is a requirement for all people to attain salvation and that those who have died without any knowledge of Jesus Christ ,should have the opportunity to accept his teaching and thus live eternally with him and for this reason baptism by proxy for our family members is done in our temples where we as members are baptized in behalf of our ancestors and its for them to accept the gospel or reject it, agency plays a major role in the plan of salvation and thus choices remain with the individual , this blesses both the person doing the ordinance and the person who receives the ordinance of baptism, we believe this is one of the most important acts of service we can do for those loved ones of our family. Show more Show less