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Hi I'm Elder Steven Hardy

I grew up in Australia. I love travelling the world and snowboarding. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family with 5 siblings and due to my fathers line of work in the Airforce moved around Australia over 10 times during my childhood and teenage years. Because of this I found it hard to sustain a close group of friends but found the church and it's members to help out with friendships. I finished school and have worked in the construction industry for several Years. I decided to serve a full time mission when I was about 21 and am currently serving my mission in England/Wales. I love the experiences and sharing the gospel that has made me so happy with other people around me. My hobbies when I was back home consisted of fishing, shooting, hunting, travelling, snowboarding and just hanging out with mates. I am super interested in the future to move international to live for an extended period of time to study and snowboard.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church was difficult especially moving state all the time. In my late teenage years I fell away from the church and began to party hard most nights. I began to really just limit myself from the church and the people in it.This continued until my early 20's in which I realised that although the times I was having was fun and I enjoyed them, the happiness that I once felt when I was an active member of the church was not present. Although I wanted to come back to church I found it difficult to stop certain activities that draws away from the happiness felt by the Holy Ghost. It took over a year of trials and errors to overcome the substances that I was addicted to. Looking back I now realise the significant difference between happiness and pleasure and can honestly say that I am the happiest I have ever been. I am grateful for our Saviour Jesus Christ and because of him the opportunity we have to change.

How I live my faith

What the word faith really means is trust. I love living my faith because I know I can really trust God in knowing he has a plan for me. By talking to my Heavenly Father I am never alone with choices and decisions I have to make in life. I live my faith by lending a hand to other people and trying to help. I live my faith by trying to always have a smile and a good laugh with others. I live my faith by being a friend. I live my faith by living life and not being tied down by all the distractions and addictions that the world has to offer. I live my faith by being me.