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Hi I'm Louise

I was born in England and emigrated to Australia as a 10 pound pom in the early 70's. I enjoy playing badminton. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. My mother joined the church when I was 6 years old and I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 8 years old. My knowledge of the church was pretty limited at that time, and as a teenager I didn't realize what I was giving up when I stopped attending church. When I decided to start a family of my own that's when I realized I wanted my children to have a belief in Jesus Christ and I decided to find out more about the gospel and its teachings.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe the things that I have been taught. The Holy Ghost testifies to me in different ways that the things I learn in this church are true. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me the way I should be and the way I should live. It gives me direction in my life. As a church member I have learned the answer to these 3 questions. Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? The answers are: I lived with a loving Heavenly Father before I came to this earth. I am on this earth to be tested for a time and, one day I will return to live with my Heavenly Father if I am found worthy to be in his presence. How we do this is by keeping His commandments and believing on his words.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ requires sacrifice from us, namely our time and our talents. By giving of our time to help others, we are learning to become more Christlike. I have always tried to give some community service, the latest has been volunteering for the adult migrant education program and helping them acclimatise in a new country, and learn English. Up until recently, my husband and I have been working with the young adults (18-30 yrs) in our church, and we help to organise monthly activities where they can get to know each other in a more relaxed setting and learn more about the gospel of Jesus Christ. My husband and I are just about to serve a mission for our church for the next 18 months in Ghana, we are looking forward to being able to share the gospel with others.