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Hi I'm Connor Richardson

I'm from the north of The U.K. and was raised just north of London. I'm a convert, I love collecting Lego and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I grew up in quite a devout CoE family, so I always grew up knowing Jesus, but then in June 2015 I decided to meet with missionaries and my whole life was changed. Growing up I was heavily involved in amateur dramatics and was assistant leader for both a church sponsored youth group and a christian summer camp. I left school early to get started on the career ladder. I love archery, football, fencing, American football, all things fantasy and sci-fi (especially time travel things like Doctor Who), comic books, Star Wars and writing! I have a little sister who I'm kinda close to. I've been part of the church a little under 7 months at time of writing and was baptised on 12th July 2015.

Why I am a Mormon

I fist met missionaries back around Christmas time in 2012. I was initially filled with the spirit and was very keen to meet with them, however; after some discouragement from my parents and several of my friends I ultimately decided to leave it. Over the next 3 or so years I kept seeing missionaries pop up and every time I saw a pair of elders or sisters I would investigate the church a bit. Eventually in 2015 I saw a pair of missionaries on their way to church. One of these missionaries would eventually teach me, but I'll get to that. After seeing those missionaries I investigated for about 3 weeks before I felt an urge to pray and ask God if what the missionaries were teaching was true. I felt such an overwhelming sense of the spirit that I knew then and there that I had to join, that if, as at that point I had begun to feel, the church was true, nothing else would be as important as being baptised into Christ's church re-established on Earth. Almost immediately and suddenly went online and spoke to a pair of absolutely wonderful missionaries. They then got me in touch with my local missionaries. We met and after less than 10 minutes I felt the warmth and comforting presence of the Holy Ghost. In that moment I knew that if they asked me to be baptised I would say yes without hesitation. I was baptised 3 weeks later and rest, as they say, is history. That's not to say I don't have doubts or fears, but I know that when those days come I can always ask Heavenly Father for help, and on those days I can always feel the Spirit with me, comforting me, whispering words of strength and encouragement to me.

How I live my faith

My faith has always played a big part in my life. Every day when I wake up I decide on one attribute the Saviour has that I would like to emulate that day, and then I pray for help with that. I currently help lead the young men in my local ward, this means that I'm partly responsible for teaching them, preparing activities and such like for them. I love my calling as it gives me an opportunity to serve and emulate Jesus Christ. One other act of service I love to do is going out to teach with the local missionaries. I've always found my own personal faith strengthened when I've heard a sister or and elder give their testimony and I've found that the more I've relied on my own experiences and testimony when I help teach, the more those experiences and testimonies have grown. In short, service plays a big role in how I live my faith. There's a verse in Mosiah (found in the Book of Mormon) that really sums up just why I love service and why it plays such a key role in my faith 'When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God' Mosiah 2:17. Indeed, even now I'm currently in the midst of deciding whether to serve a mission simply because it's yet another way to serve both my fellow brothers and sisters, and my Heavenly Father.