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Hi I'm Barry

I'm a husband to my wife, Superman to my son and daughters and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Littleborough born and raised, I'm extremely passionate about the town in which I live. I have the most amazing wife and 3 beautiful children. Aged 24 I started my own accountancy business and have never regretted it. I play hockey when time allows and 5-a-side football to keep myself fit. The mantra work hard, play hard is certainly something that applies in my life as I often start work at 5am so that I can make sure I'm home to have tea with my young family, help with homework, play fight and help put them to bed.

Why I am a Mormon

When I started dating my wife she introduced me to the Missionaries, for a period of 16months I listening to the teachings of the Church and attend the Sunday meetings to try to fully understand and make a decision for myself and not just for my, later to be, wife. It took me so long to make the decision to be baptised because I had a life I was happy with and didn't see any reason to change but all along I felt what was being taught to be true. One Sunday morning I met with the Bishop and he asked "what's stopping you from being baptised?" it was then that I simply said "nothing" and was baptised later that month. Since joining the Church I have never had any regrets and have realised the blessings that come from following the teachings of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Some people say a little knowledge goes a long way... and I know that we have a loving Heavenly Father and through the atonement of Jesus Christ we are able to once again live in His presence with our families for time and all eternity. That knowledge has greatly enlarged my soul and set me on a path that I will one day be able to live with my family in the eternities.

How I live my faith

Since joining the Church I have held various responsibilities but my first, and perhaps still favourite, was serving in the youth program. One day whilst out teaching with the missionaries we visited a home on a local council estate and whilst teaching a young man entered the home, being truant from school. We talked for a while and I later invited him to join the rest of the young men for a sports night at the church, he agreed and asked if he could bring a friend. Slowly over a period of a few months his attitude, language and demeanour changed and he also began to bring more and more friends and at one point we had over 10 of his friends attending ever week. I loved the calling, as most of these boys didn't have father figures to look up to and it was nice to be able to assist them if only for a few hours each week. I now serve as the Bishop and a times this can put great pressure on time commitments but again its been wonderful blessing to be an instrument in the Lord's hands and assist the members of the Church in any way I can. I have always found that the quickest way to truly love somebody is to serve them, the Saviour was our prefect example in serving others and never seeking for gratitude or praise and I try my best to follow that example so that in some small way I may be able to repay some of the debt I owe for His ultimate sacrifice for me.