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Hi I'm Todd

Obsessed with four things: my beautiful wife and daughter, baseball, and good design.

About Me

I am what you might call a "creative." I am obsessed with good design, and I enjoy putting my mark on everything from web sites to blogs to hand-painted wooden signs. We love kids and they love us. We're quite popular with the "under-4-foot" club. And, through the miracle of adoption, our family is currently blessed with a very healthy, very exceptional, very fun toddler of our own.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. My parents are Mormons. Their parents are Mormons, and on, and on. But regardless of whether a person grows up a Mormon or is a convert to the Church later in life, everyone has their own personal conversion along the way. Being Mormon isn't always easy, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I know that Jesus Christ lives, and that through His eternal sacrifice and atonement, we can return to live with Him again. The Holy Ghost has witnessed to my heart of the divinity of Christ, and it's something I cannot deny. I find great strength as I attend church meetings, study the scriptures, and pray to my Father in Heaven. Without that strength it would be difficult to live during these times. I know that this Church is true. But here's the best part. I don't expect you or anyone to just take my word for it. Neither does the Lord. We can and should go to the Source. Ask the Lord for yourself. I have. And He answered my prayers and helped me know that this is His church.

How I live my faith

I'm currently a seminary teacher. During the school year, half-a-dozen kids from church come to my home, sit (and sometimes doze) at my dining table, and listen to me teach them about Jesus Christ, His gospel, and the scriptures. One thing that amazes me is how committed these kids are to consistently attend seminary before school each day. Class begins at 6:00am.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

With so many people searching for something to hold on to these days, the Church provides the hope that everyone needs. Hope for a better world. Hope founded in Jesus Christ. And that hope brings happiness, and assures you that everything will turn out in the end. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

The priesthood is the power of God and the authority to perform sacred ordinances. All worthy male members of the Church can be ordained to an office in the priesthood. I am so grateful to have the priesthood to be able to bless the lives of my family and our friends. Through the power of the priesthood, I can give blessing of comfort during times of distress, or I can participate in blessing the sick. The priesthood is a wonderful blessing in my life. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The best way to know for yourself whether Mormonism is true is to pray and ask God. If you are sincere in your desire and are willing to act on the answer you receive, I promise that He will answer your prayer. By the power of the Holy Ghost, you can know the truth of all things, including Mormonism. Show more Show less