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Hi I'm Topher

I'm a software engineer who loves food, books, and the theatre. I'm an unabashed geek, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a technology lover ever since we got our first computer when I was 5. It was just a natural progression for me to study Computer Science in the university, and then to start working as a software engineer after I graduated. Books have always been very special to me, and I have an ever growing library. I'm usually in the middle of reading 5 different books at any given time. I always enjoy learning about new topics and ideas. Food and cooking are two of my favorite topics. I also love the theatre.

Why I am a Mormon

I sincerely believe the words of James, found in James 1:5, that anybody who lacks wisdom should ask of God, and it will be given. I believe that we are all God's children, and that He loves us. He will answer our prayers if we pray with sincerity and faith that we will be answered. By studying and praying about Joseph Smith, and the origins of the Book of Mormon, I have received God's confirmation that Joseph Smith was one of his prophets, and that the Book of Mormon is a true book. Through the same manner, I also know that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and that he suffered and died so that I might be forgiven of my sins.

How I live my faith

I help out in my local congregation as much as I can. I occasionally present a talk or teach a class when I am asked to. I try to continually become a better disciple of Christ by learning more about Him and trying to be more like Him. I try to emulate His kindness and love when I interact with other people. Nobody has an easy life. Almost everybody has something that is weighing them down. Most of the time, people hide their worries and grief, and I will never know about it. I try to remember this, and I try to be positive and uplifting so that might possibly be of some help to ease the burdens that people carry.