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Hi I'm Patrick

I grew up in England. I was born a member of the church. I fell away. I came back. I'm a missionary for the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my biggest hobbies is music. I started with an interest in the piano in my younger years when I was about 9-10 years old. My Granddad bought me a keyboard and a book to help me learn how to play. I can now play simple tunes on the piano. Later when I was 12 I took an interest in the flute and took lessons at a local music centre. From there I have been on 2 Tours with the senior symphony orchestra. One to Belgium & Northern France and the other to Holland & Belgium. I am now a grade 2 flautist with a grade 2 in Theory of Music. But I play about grade 5 standard. I've also taken part in the National Citizen Service Programme (NCS) in Autumn 2012, which allowed me to learn some skills in presenting and organizing social action projects, working as a team, and problem solving. Whilst also allowing me to learn skills for leadership. I am a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints serving in the Canada Montréal Mission, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as His representative.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to become a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in my early youth after growing up around it I had learned by the age of 8 that it was the true church of Jesus Christ. I was baptized on 27th November 2005. I still remember the overwhelming happiness that I felt as I was fully immersed in water and baptized by one holding the authority of God to perform that ordinance.

How I live my faith

I am called as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I share the gospel of Jesus Christ as an official representative of Him, helping others to come to know Jesus Christ and his gospel and to come unto him. I hold the priesthood. By the authority of this priesthood, I bless the sacrament and prepare and pass it to the members of the congregation each Sunday when I am needed. I administer to the sick when needed. I have performed numerous acts of service for elderly and sick members and younger members alike. I have helped a couple move house, done some garden work for the elderly and many other service opportunities. I read my scriptures & Pray every morning. And I pray at meal times and before going to bed. I also pray at times when I need help with something.

What is being a Mormon like?

Patrick
Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is amazing. We find great joy and happiness, sound friendship, Truth and good standards which ensure the best relationships with one another when practised fully. As a member I find that there is always help and guidance when you need it. Being a member has brought great miracles and a great sense of happiness and belonging into my life. To know that heavenly father has a plan for all his children also helps me have confidence and determination in him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Patrick
We believe the bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly. (See Articles of Faith 1:8) Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Patrick
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is his suffering in Gethsemane and when he died on the cross. He took upon himself everything we would ever feel and all our sins. He took them all upon himself. Every sickness and disease, every feeling of loneliness, every guilt and sorrow. He bore them all. He then sealed this great work as he hung and died on the cross, a ransom for all mankind. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Patrick
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We accept and recognize his role as a prophet of God and accept and recognize the work which he was commanded to do by God. But we do not in any way worship him. Show more Show less

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Patrick
To become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you must first learn about Christ's teachings and accept them as truth. As you learn more about His gospel, you may experience feelings of peace, joy and happiness and many other good feelings which will bring you to a sense of familiarity about the doctrines of His gospel. Once you have the desire to follow Christ until the end, You may then participate in a number of discussions with The Missionaries to introduce you to the basic principles of Jesus Christ's Gospel. Then when you are ready and willing, you can become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by coming unto Christ through baptism by immersion for the remission of sins by one holding the authority of God to perform this ordinance. Following which, one holding the authority of God, lays their hands upon your head, and confirms you a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and pronounces a blessing upon you, the gift of the Holy Ghost. Show more Show less