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Hi I'm Paul Hughes

I am married to Honey and we have four boys. I am a solicitor and currently serve as a Bishop. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Rugby, which is where I grew up and went to school. I am the youngest of eight children and most of my family still live in the area. I am married to Honey and we have four children. I have worked as a solicitor in Coventry for over ten years now and enjoy my work. I am involved in advising elderly clients regarding their wills and finances and assist when people need to administer an estate after someone has passed away. I enjoy music and writing in my spare time. I play with three of my boys in a band. I play the guitar with my son Joseph on bass, my son Noah on the drums and Owain on guitar and lead vocals. I have written a novel in my spare time which I hope to publish one day but I haven't given up my day job just yet!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith from a baby. My father first met missionaries of our church when he was newly married back in the 1950s. He was living in London at the time and attended a street meeting in Hyde Park where he was first introduced to the gospel. He was baptized about six months later and was the first member of my family to join the church. My mother later joined the church and I was baptized at the age of eight. I owe a lot to my parents for their example in serving in the church and raising their family in the way that they did. When I was sixteen I spent a lot of time considering my own personal beliefs and questioning whether the things that my parents had taught me were true. It was at this time after periods of uncertainty that I came to know for myself that the teachings I had been raised with were true and could make a real difference in my life. I had the opportunity at the age of 19 to serve a mission for my church to help share the gospel with others too.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as Bishop of my local congregation. This can be challenging at times but I especially enjoy the time I get to spend most weeks with the youth of the church which keeps me feeling younger than I am. My faith is important in my everyday life and I enjoy the challenge of raising my children to believe in the gospel of Christ in the very secular society that they live in. It is rewarding to see how their own faith develops as they grow and mature from young children to young men. My wife Honey is also involved with the youth of the church teaching a Seminary class for 14 to 17 year olds four days a week. she helps them to learn more about the scriptures and develop their faith.