Video — 19 JULY 2013

Mormon Missionary Elder Will Hopoate tells "Why I Believe"

Queensland — 

Elder Will Hopoate is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) who is currently serving a two-year full-time mission in Queensland.  He is also a national Rugby League Star. 

Second youngest to ever play in the “State of Origin”, he scored a try helping the New South Wales Blues to defeat the Queensland Maroons before a crowd of 92,000.  This unproven teenager did a man’s job in the gruelling match. 

Turning down contracts exceeding a million dollars, he became a world-wide sensation with his decision to put his career on hold to take on a significantly more spiritual assignment.  Elder Hopoate considers it a privilege to share the gospel with others and tells us why he believes.

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