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Hi I'm Roy

I'm a Mormon. I was born in Zambia. I grew up and was educated in Port Elizabeth, South Africa

About Me

I am happily married (31 years). I have six children and six grand children. I am an attorney practicing law in a small law firm in the Denver area of Colorado, USA. I have always loved sport and played a lot of rugby and cricket in my youth, although I loved fishing as much as anything else. The best thing I ever did was pursuade my wife to marry me. We have a close and loving family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a mormon, with parents who helped start the first branch of the church on the copperbelt in Zambia. When I was 8 years old, we moved to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where my parents continued to play an active role in the small Port Elizabeth branch. I was always active in the church but had my own real conversion in my late teens. I was inspired by some church leaders and had deep and serious conversations with a close friend that made me want to find the truth for myself. More than a mild interest, I observed people who were converted, and wanted what they had. I committed to myself to do what they did, and had several very meaningful spiritual experiences, which amounted to personal revelation of gospel truths as taught in the Bible and Book of Mormom. While I felt the spirit in church meetings, my most meaningful spiritual experiences and confirmations of the Saviour and His mission, happpened in times of personal reflection and discussion with my close friends. I have a witness of the saviour and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon that is real. I have found that the best things that have happened to me in my life are all related to my membership in the church.

How I live my faith

While in South Africa, I served in many capacities in the church and community. As an advocate, I served on the Bar Council in the Eastern Cape, and served on the Executive Committee of NICRO in Johannesburg, a charitable organization assisting in the rehabilitation of criminal offenders after their release from prison. I served as the Vice Presdient of the governing body of a local school. I served in many capacities in the church including Branch President of the Port Elizabeth Branch of the church, District President of the Eastern Cape District, and as a Counsellor in the Mission Presidency of the South Africa Cape Town Mission. I was called as a mission president of the Denver Colorado South Mission where my wife and I served for three years. After our remarkable missionary experience I returned to South Africa for eight months before returning to Denver Colorado to take up a position in an intenational certification program for financial planners. Since being in Colorado I have served as a member of the Stake High Council, as Ward Young Mens President and as a Sunday School teacher (my favorite calling.) I am also a worker in the Denver Temple which I love. I love the Temple and all the blessings that come from regular worship in the Temple. While I try to live a good life, the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ have given me experience and a road map of priciples that have led to deep and meaningful happiness, regardless of the trials that have come my way. I have found that carefully seeking direction from God in my life has helped me deal with all of my trials, and has helped gain a deep appreciation and testimony that God knows me and my family members and actually cares about the details of my life. I love being a Mormon and recommend it to anyone who reads this.