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Hi I'm Simon Haider

I grew up in Belvedere, spent time in Medway (Kent), was introduced to the LDS church and have never looked back. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy reading and learning the scriptures, reading in general, drawing and designing, walking of all types, cycling, badminton and socialising with both member and non-member friends. I am a single adult, with a good non-member family around me, I enjoy life and always try to make the most of what it has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

Over the years I have made attendances at various other churches and never felt welcome or the spirit that I feel when I'm in a chapel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My introduction to the church was by way of a "Stitch Up", one sunny Sunday morning, I was led up to the Gillingham Chapel (Canterbury Stake) by a Non-active Member friend, except I didn't know that at the time. Once in the car park a Church Member ask if I needed any help, my friend replied " He is interested in finding out how the Church works". Feeling well and truly out of my comfort zone, we walked away, 5 minutes later two tall men in suits appeared and persuaded me to go with them an find out the answer to the question proposed by my friend. I did so and whilst in the Chapel I began to feel the spirit and felt like I belonged. The "Stitch Up" had a sting in its tail, as the missionaries wanted to teach me at home (I was living with my friend at the time), knowing he would object to having them teaching me at his home, I arranged the visits in readiness for baptism. This would later be interrupted as my relationship broke down, so I moved back towards my family and made arrangements to meet with the Welling missionaries, the teaching continued towards my baptism on the 1st of November 2013.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through activities such as: Home Teaching, Family History Indexing, Assisting the work of our Missionaries, doing planned/unplanned acts of service to help those in the community that need help and wherever possible doing temple work (Baptisms and confirmations for the dead).