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Hi I'm Roelof Le Roux

I'm born and raised a Mormon and lives in Witbank, Mpumalanga, South Africa. This is my story to share.

About Me

I'm a husband of a beautiful and loving wife and a dad of a beautiful daughter and four boys. After school I joined the fire department and became a fireman and paramedic. I believe in the saying "find something that you love, and you won't have to work a day in your life". For me my work is my hobby. Part time I have a small training center where I do first aid, basic fire fighting, health and safety training and other programs. I like to spend time in the gym and believe that a healthy mind needs a healthy body and vice versa. I love spending time with my family, home time is the best time for me. I left school and started working at a young age. I never had the opportunity to serve a mission as I thought and hoped I would. I hope to have this opportunity as a couple with my wife once my children are all grown up and self sustained. When I'm not working I enjoy spending time with my family. We enjoy taking long drives to go and visit other family members too. Other times we will go to play parks, go to a Mc Donalds or other restaurant and just have a good family time. Summertime we like to go away during school holidays or weekends to go and camp. The boys like to fish and then we will sometimes prepare the fish over an open fire. We are really just like any other family ...

Why I am a Mormon

Apart from being born and raised in the church, we belief that each individual should find out for him/herself about the gospel, who and what guidance should we follow? As a young boy I spend many hours reading and praying about various topics. By the power of the Holy Ghost I got to know that this is the only true church of Jesus Christ, that is led by a prophet who is guided by revelation directly from our Heavenly Father, His Son and the Holy Ghost. All the scriptures available is provided by revelation, written by present and past prophets and teachers under the direction of the Holy Ghost, to guide us and lead us to salvation as planned by our Heavenly Father and His Son. Its a church that is based on what is good for the soul and all that lives. Its a family church that cares for each other, irrespective of religion, race, gender or any other factor. All of this is evident in all of the various programs, projects and other activities taking place on a weekly basis. This is my family, home and place of piece.

How I live my faith

Family is the center of the gospel. For me my family well-being, physical as well as spiritual needs take priority over everything. We enjoy time together to study the scriptures and pray together. I will encourage them to have their own private study and prayer time. I try and live my live as an example to my family and encourage them to do the same in their day to day lives. Should they face a difficult decision I will always ask them to pray and think "what would the Lord have done?" We will love a guide each other with faith and prayer. I live my live as far as possible according to the gospel principals and direction as prescribed. Whenever there is an opportunity to assist in the church or community I like to help. I was previously assigned as a home teacher which I really enjoyed. It helped me to grow in faith and spirit. Wherever possible as a young boy I always accompanied the missionaries in teaching the gospel. Even today I enjoy and become very excited if I can discuss our religion and beliefs to members as well as non-members.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Roelof Le Roux
Our primary family worship service is called sacrament meeting. This meeting is held in our chapels on Sunday and lasts approximately 70 minutes. All visitors are welcome to attend. It is common for families to attend, and we are accustomed to having children as part of the congregation. A typical meeting would consist of the following: Hymns: Religious songs sung by the congregation (hymn books are provided). Prayers: Offered by local Church members. Partaking of the sacrament (communion): The sacrament consists of prepared bread and water, which is blessed and passed by priesthood holders to those in attendance who wish to do so. Speakers: Typically a meeting will have two or three assigned speakers. (Note: We do not pass a plate or request donations as part of our worship services.) Show more Show less