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Hi I'm Baden

I grew up in Australia. I want to be a High School Teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I completed High School with a Diploma and a Certificate IV in Music. I love singing, I play a little guitar and even less piano. I studied Japanese for a year at University. I enjoy Anime, it's ridiculous. I love reading and writing stories from all sorts of genres. I'm a fan of movies, tv shows and video games. I have a best friend that I spend hours and hours talking to ^_^. I love exercise, I've done triathlons, I love training my body to be stronger. I want to become a Personal Trainer on the side of Highschool Teaching. I love Jesus and I'm spending two years of my life in Japan to teach others about Him.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was sixteen, I was asked to spend a week of my school holidays as a junior missionary. I wanted to stay home that week, listen to music and play games but sad and bitter, I went along with the ride. I joined up with two full time missionaries. I lived with them. We cycled everywhere we had to go, we had limited sleep, it was hard. But as I worked for The Lord, He blessed me. I started caring about the people we were teaching, caring about my companions. When we were leaving a Family for the day, we rode through a side street, and one of us stopped. He felt we should go back to a certain house, so we did and saw a man sitting in his chair, watching us. He'd been searching all his life for the Gospel. He'd been a part of every religion you could name, and none had ever felt true. He knew that we were missionaries, and what he dearly needed was some spiritual nourishment. When he saw us ride straight past his house, he prayed that we would return. That was why we felt we should go back. So that with a servant that was listening to His Will, God could answer that man's faithful prayer. I came to know that missionaries change lives, and that I wanted to be one. On the sixth day, when our mini missions were over, we met together to talk about our week as missionaries. I wrestled with myself in my heart, the whole evening, wanting to stand up, walk to the pulpit and tell my brothers and sisters that I knew that missionaries are doing the right thing. I put one foot on that first stair, and was overcome. That was the day I was baptized by Fire. As radically different from air, as if I had walked into a pool of water, The Spirit around me, and in me, burned, undeniably. But it was a feeling that I wanted to feel forever. I finished, shuffled off the stand in a daze, sat down, and promptly burst into tears. Great heaving sobs. I had been shocked awake. And knew beyond a doubt that God was Real, and that This is His Church, and that I was blessed to be a part of it.

How I live my faith

In the past I've held youth leadership positions, I was in charge of the Spiritual Well-being of my peers. For the last four years I've been a 'Home Teacher', which involves regularly visiting selected individuals and families to determine and assist-with their needs. I'm currently preparing to serve as a full time teacher of the Gospel to the Japanese People in Hokkaido, Japan.