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Hi I'm Tim

I have benefitted from the wisdom and guidance of a living prophet and 12 apostles all my life!

About Me

I knew the Church of Jesus Christ was true from when I was a little boy. I felt the Holy Ghost burn within me when I was baptised at 8 years of age. My father, who was ordained an Elder in the Melchezidek Priesthood, held the authority of Jesus Christ and John the Baptist to baptise me and say unto me receive the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost has helped me discern truth from evil when I was willing and trying to be good. I married my wife for time and all eternity in the Temple of the Lord. We have been sealed to be together forever by another person who held the Melchezidek Priesthood. I am so glad Peter, James and John came to the earth in 1829 and gave that Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery!!

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that Joseph Smith was called by Jesus Christ to restore His church to the earth. The Book of Mormon is scripture like the Bible. It tells of Jesus Christ visit to the people here in America shortly after His resurrection in Jerusalem. He came down from heaven and blessed the people. They felt His love and wanted nothing more than to do His will. I feel the Holy Ghost touch my spirit very strongly when I read the Book of Mormon. I want to improve my life so that I can be clean when Jesus comes again.

How I live my faith

I am currently benefitting from the Sabbath Day. I have had many trials during the week days that have brought me grief and frustration. But the Sabbath Day is a day to forget about those trials and concentrate on the good news. That news is that Jesus lives and loves us. He has called a prophet again like when he called Moses. The prophet today is Thomas S. Monson. How awesome is that? Jesus has directed President Monson to continue teaching the importance of halting daily tasks and activities on Sunday in order to read the scriptures, have family time, go to church and feel the Holy Ghost strengthen our spirits. With stronger spirits we are more able to know Jesus Christ's gospel and live more like He wants us to, with kindness and love. If the whole world did that, I think there would be more love.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Tim
We have fun with our families at reunions, get togethers, family home evening, etc. Religion is merely a tool to help our families be strong, loving and caring. Freedom from addictions and other interests helps us pay more attention to each other in our families. I love it. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Tim
God set up this earth for us to be tested. One of the tests is to see if we will control ourselves regarding chastity. When a man and a woman are married they are commanded to multiply and replenish the earth. Physical intimacy is reserved for married couples to have children and for married couples to draw closer to each other. Satan is trying to get us to break this commandment. Who are we going to follow? Someone who wants what's best for us or someone who wants us to suffer. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Tim
In the Bible, Jesus Christ prophesied of an apostasy before His second coming. The apostasy was over when Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father appeared to Joseph Smith in 1820. Isn't it noticeable in world history how the world is more enlightened these last 200 years? Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Tim
Abraham saved his tithing and gave it to the high priest, Melchezidek. We give to the high priest the prophet. He prays to the Lord and receives revelation on what to do with the tithing. There are now 132 Temples that dot the planet. The Lord also wants some of the money to go to fund education. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Tim
One of the last prophets of the Book of Mormon was named Mormon. The book was named after him. He compiled all of the engravings of the original Americans into one book. We were given that name by people who are not members of the church. It was probably given to us because we believe the Book of Mormon to be scripture and a companion to the Bible. Show more Show less

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tim
Joseph Smith was called to be the prophet in 1820 to bring the complete gospel of Jesus Christ about. In 1830 a few people were present when the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was founded when the whole world wasn't even aware. Similar to the birth of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tim
Think of this. If everyone on the planet obeyed the law of the fast, everyone would have food and to spare. We fast 2 meals each month. We donate the money those 2 meals would have cost. Join us. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Tim
A testimony is the feeling that something is true. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Tim
Jesus Christ showed by example that we should love and care for each other. How wonderful would that be if everyone in the world acted like He did? Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Tim
The Lord has the power to do His work on this earth. Currently His work is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. He is doing that through His church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He will make sure that His church has the ability to reach out to His children and help them learn His gospel. His gospel is that all pay tithing. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Tim
Moses was told by Jesus Christ that a great prophet would come in the last days. That prophet was Joseph Smith. Some see Joseph as a normal man and can't believe that he saw God. Some in Jesus time thought Jesus was a normal man and couldn't believe He was the Son of God. Prayer can help all of God's children know the truth. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Tim
The Lord revealed to Joseph Smith, the prophet, that we should be baptised for those people who are dead so that they can enter into the Kingdom of God. Show more Show less