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Hi I'm Dougie

I'm a sprinter, a banjo player, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Hi, I'm Dougie, i'm 17, and I'm a Mormon. I play the banjo and love music! As well as playing the banjo, I compete in the 100m and Long Jump in the T46 class, an event I hope to improve on and take to the Rio 2016 Paralympics or the 2016 IPC European Championships. The reason I wish to go to these major championships is that I was born with Erb's Palsy, which effects my running because my arm doesn't move very well. I love my family and am a proud uncle to 2 nieces and 2 nephews ( known collectively by my family as Niblings!)

Why I am a Mormon

I know the church is true, and that is really all there is to it. It is this simple knowledge that has kept me in the faith. My testimony is this, I know the church is true, I know the Book of Mormon to be the word of god, and if we follow what it tells us to do, then we will live forever in the presence of our father in heaven, with our families, which are eternal, and have happiness forever more. I ask you to find these things out for your self, come to know God for yourself, and what wonders he brings to life.

How I live my faith

I am blessed to have a great chance to serve in the church, as someone who helps run and look after the teaching of classes on a Sunday, known as Sunday School. Part of being a youth in the church means I go to seminary. Seminary is a class that takes place early in the morning before school. My friends say I'm mad for getting up at that time in the morning, but I know that it blesses my life because I'm obedient, and, as I begin to recover and heal from my injury, I see it's effects even more in my life. Living the Word of Wisdom (our churches health code if you like) helps me be the best athlete I can, I have looked after my body well and as a disabled athlete this is key, because the parts of my body that are fully functioning need to be a their best to support the weaker limb.