Hi I'm Tim
I have lived on both east and west coasts. I'm a convert and have been a Mormon for 30 years.
I've been married for almost 27 years. We have 5 kids and 4 grandchildren. By profession I'm a funeral director, and I'm also a professional church organist. I was born in California and raised in Massachusetts, and I've lived in Arizona, Utah and Ohio.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a member of the Church because I chose to read the Book of Mormon and believed it to be the Word of God. This remarkable book has been with us since 1830. I know that it tells us of Jesus Christ and is divine proof that God still speaks to us today. In addition, I am a Mormon because the Church is divinely directed by God through prophets and apostles, just as the ancient church was. I know the Church is true, and I know that God loves us and has a plan for our lives. We just need to listen to that still, small voice and be willing to follow God.
How I live my faith
I've had many callings in our church. Most recently, I was the first counselor to the bishop. This would translate to assistant pastor in other denominations. This is done on an unpaid, volunteer basis. I've also served as the church organist, teacher in Sunday School and other classes, pianist for our children's organization (the Primary) and leader in men's groups. I visit four families in our congregration each month and take a spiritual message, making sure that they are all OK and things are going well.