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Hi I'm Elder Sloan

I'm from Auckland, New Zealand! I'm currently serving in the Australia Sydney North Mission!

About Me

Talofa! Finished High School at the end of 2014 in Auckland. Love Basketball and Rugby. 3 older brothers and two older sisters and one younger brother. I'm currently in Sydney as a voluntary missionary!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have questioned my faith, many times actually. Every question I had was answered, either logically or by an spiritual experience that surpasses all understanding. I came to know that this Church is the Lord's Kingdom once again established, that it was restored through a prophet, Joseph Smith, that the church is lead by a living prophet who is called of God, by simply studying the Book of Mormon, pondering its message and praying, asking Heavenly Father "is the Book of Mormon true?" This is also how I came to know that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. I now have a personal relationship with my Saviour by following Him. I have felt His love for me. I know that the atonement of Jesus Christ is real. He died for me and rose on the third day so that my family and I, through Jesus Christ, can return to live with Him and our Father in Heaven forever knowing only complete joy. Knowing this and living the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings me so much comfort, hope, inner lasting peace and joy in this life.

How I live my faith

I'm currently called of God by a living Prophet to be a representative of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Australia Sydney North Mission. I am inviting others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. I know the message which I am to declare is true. I will be away from home for two years! And I am loving the mission life! I strive to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ so I can better help others to do likewise. However missionary work is not easy, but I have learnt that it is hard because salvation is not a cheap experience. So we have to endure the hard times to appreciate more fully the good times and apply the Atonement of Christ.