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Hi I'm Timothy John

I'm a Mormon convert.

About Me

I am a father of 4, and a husband of 1. ;-) I currently live in Singapore.I enjoy outdoor activities like running, canoeing, and playing with my kids. I like to cook, mostly because I love to eat.

Why I am a Mormon

I investigated many religions in my late teens and throughout college. I have always "felt" like there is something greater out there, but was skeptical of some old man in the sky or a "god" of any type...especially when so many churches seemed corrupted and insincere. When I was 25, I finally had the humility to pray "with real intent" (see James 1:5). In answer to that first prayer, I received confirmation that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as restored through this Church, was not only true, but explained everything else I had learned in my life to that point (as a religious studies major and son of a Presbyterian minister). My testimony has never wavered since then, now over 20 years ago.

How I live my faith

I have always tried to live the commandments--even before I joined the Church. My family has a history of addiction, and I am grateful for a Church that helps people become free of those addictions. Tithing was very difficult for me at first, but I have never missed the money that I have given faithfully and my family has been blessed beyond measure. I am trying to better understand the Savior and follow His example in all that I do and in all that I am. Because I am imperfect I rely on the Atonement, which helps me to in turn be more understanding, empathetic, and ultimately forgiving of others. Fact is, life is difficult, and without Faith it's impossible.

What is being a Mormon like?

Timothy John
It's not nearly as big a deal as it probably once was. Gordon B. Hinckley (a recent president of the Church) did a great job of helping the media "mainstream" the Mormons. Most people who have Mormon neighbors have positive opinions towards the Church, so usually we're received warmly. Show more Show less