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Hi I'm Tony

I'm an Aussie. I love following politics and yes, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I work for government providing support for regional development initiatives. I research issues, negotiate with other governments and give advice on what's best for Queensland. Once the government has decided which direction they should take, I help put that policy in place. That's what I do during the day but my lifetime job is being a husband and father. I've been married for over 18 years and have 4 kids aged from 17 to 8. We have a beautiful daughter and 3 sons. We are so glad we have a girl to balance out our boys! Life is fairly busy for me balancing work and family, family and faith. All join together to create an abundant of life - plenty of challenges but bundles of joy.

Why I am a Mormon

My mum started life as a Roman Catholic and though I was baptised as a baby, we didn't really see ourselves as Catholics. One day we met the Mormon missionaries and started learning about their church. Before long, the four of us - my mum, dad and sister had joined with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I became older, I realised I needed to be sure that this was right for me - not just because my parents believed. I prayed and studied and pondered and I found out for myself that this is what God wanted for me. This assurance led me to become a missionary and share with others what I'd learned and help them come to God a little better. I have witnessed marvelous changes in my life and others by following the principles taught by the Mormon church.

How I live my faith

My love for Jesus Christ and his Church gives me plenty of opportunities to help my local community. I'm currently assigned to help out our local missionaries - the young ones who ride around the place with white shirts and black name tags. I visit other families in the area who are looking into what the Church teaches. I share with them my own feelings about God and the Church and how they've helped me and my family. My kids live fairly busy lives. Those in their final four years of high school attend a scripture study class every morning at 6am. They also attend Mutual (youth group) on a Tuesday evening with other kids their age learning and doing fun stuff. On the weekend they are often attending dances, hikes, camps and other activities. Combine this with all the regular stuff teenagers get up to - like debating, orchestra, choir, voice and instrument lessons and our lives are quite full.