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Hi I'm Elder Hoole

I grew up in Mansfield and I now live in Sheffield. I was born into the church, although my Dad and sister are non-members.

About Me

I am a 18 year old sport enthusiast. I have loved playing all kinds of sports from a very young age such as Football (soccer), Basketball, Rugby and many others. At school I studied Sport and Business Studies and hope to further my education when I get back home after serving my mission, by going to university to study Sports and Business Management. I live at home with my Mum and Dad, my mum has always been a member of the church and I have been brought up in the church through her, my Dad however is a non-member but always has been very supportive with me going to church and now serving a mission. I also have an older sister who grew up in the church like me, but decided she didn't want to go to church anymore when she turned 18.

Why I am a Mormon

My mum has brought me up in the church and always set the right example for me to follow, and my Grandparents have done the same, however that doesn't mean I haven't had challenges myself. I won't give details but there has been many times where I have been tempted to do something bad whether that be from bad examples from non-member friends or even my own mind telling me to do something I know I shouldn't. However through prayer and staying true to what I believe in I have felt the spirit and seen the gospel change my life and many other people's lives for the better. I have had so many life changing experiences where I have felt Gods love. I have had many occasions where I have poured out my heart to Heavenly Father to help me through family challenges and my own, where I have felt almost like a blanket being wrapped over me saying it is okay. I know this gospel is true, and with Heavenly Father you can conquer any challenge put in front of you. I am a Mormon because I want to live with Heavenly Father after this life is done and I want my family who aren't members to do the same as I am so I can live with them for eternity. This is my testimony and say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen

How I live my faith

I have always been in the church, obviously having trials and making mistakes but I have always been (in my opinion) a good example to those younger than me as to what I know is right and how to serve those around me diligently. I have been out home teaching and serving with others within my church, and I have also been out teaching with the missionaries both before my mission, and when I turned 16 I often went out with the missionaries.