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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a corporate foreign currency dealer in Brisbane, a Bishop, a family man and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Church for as long as I can remember (my parents were converts when I was 4 years old). I am the eldest of 6 children in my family and grew up in various parts of Melbourne, and later spent my high school years in Tasmania. At the age of 19 I served as a full-time missionary for 2 years in Japan which I look back on with many fond memories. I married my sweetheart within 6 months of returning home and then began to study Business Management & Japanese at University. I later completed a Master of Commerce in Applied Finance and now work as a currency dealer in the financial markets. The thing that brings the most happiness into my life is my wife and 4 children. I love spending time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

Living the principles and doctrines taught by Jesus Christ blesses every aspect of my life. It's really that simple. From a young age I've known of the goodness of the church and have always wanted to stay a member. As I reached my later teenage years I also need to know for sure that the church contained the fulness of Christ's gospel and that it was for me. It was really around the ages of 18 and 19 in the time leading up to my missionary service that I determined to find out for myself whether the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was everything it claimed to be. I prayerfully read the Book of Mormon and other scriptures, I prayed regularly to ask God if what I was reading was true, and I reflected on my personal experiences both inside and outside of the church. It was during this time that I came to know for myself that Jesus is my Saviour, that the Lord's church had been restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that all the things necessary for my personal happiness and peace were available to me through the Lord's church. If you're not a member and are reading this, I invite you to sincerely read the Book of Mormon and then ask God in prayer if contains the truth. Then follow your heart!

How I live my faith

I just try to do the best I can each day. Something I love about the gospel of Jesus Christ is that it makes you want to remove any obstacles from your life....the things that might be holding you back. I've found that as I consider how I'm living my life (things like the way I behave, talk, treat others, my inner desires etc), and then think how well these compare to what I've learned from Christ's teachings - this helps me know what I need to work on. Day to day life includes praying to God when I need inspiration, reassurance, or just want to thank Him for something good in my life. I try to read from the scriptures daily as I find this is an amazing way to strengthen myself spiritually and bring peace and direction into my life - they are truly wonderful. I gather my kids each morning before heading off to work and we read a short passage of scripture together and talk about it and how we can apply it to our lives. I attend church each Sunday with my family and currently serve as Bishop of my local congregation. This is quite involved but I love serving others and it brings a great deal of satisfaction helping people come closer to Jesus Christ.

What is being a Mormon like?

Tim
Being a member requires a solid commitment to follow Christ. This means doing your best to follow his teachings and the plan of our Heavenly Father. This involves attending church each Sunday to partake of the sacrament and strengthen each other, studying the scriptures each day, praying regularly, and looking for opportunities to help those around us starting with our family. You also have the chance to have a responsibility at church in your local area. This could be helping with the youth programs, in local leadership, a Sunday School teacher and many other opportunities. To some people this might seem like a lot to expect from members but if you are truly converted (meaning that you know that this is God's church and you want to follow His ways) then giving yourself over to Him becomes a natural desire. It's not always easy but the Lord helps you do all he's asked you too and blesses you along the way. It's how we grow and learn. The best thing about being a Mormon is the peace and real confidence it brings into your life. It's only natural that you want to share something that you love so Mormons will often talk about their faith and invite you to come and see why what we have can bring that same peace and confidence into your life too. Anyone can be be a Mormon if they really want to so don't ever think it's not for you. We have members from all walks of life. Show more Show less