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Hi I'm Tony

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

About Me

I have been married to Karen, my college sweetheart, for over 40 years. We have two grown, married children, and two grandchildren! Those values that most who know me would say define my life are faith, family and integrity. We work out at the gym several days a week to stay healthy, and we enjoy skiing, hiking, bicycling and most recently, learning how to fly-fish. We live in Meridian Idaho a few miles west of Boise. 

Why I am a Mormon

There are many things about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that were appealing to me. But I joined the Church because I read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and received a spiritual confirmation that it was true. I also had a similar spiritual experience regarding Joseph Smith, the young man that God chose to restore the primitive church, with prophets and apostles, in these latter days. Karen and I were not active in our respective and different Christian religions when we married I was raised in the Catholic faith, and Karen was a Christian Scientist. Several years into our marriage we became friends with a couple that became 'ski buddies' and a whole lot more they eventually introduced us the LDS church. We count that as being the most significant gift they could have given us.  

How I live my faith

I try to live as Jesus would have me live to think and to act as He would. I try to be faithful to the principles I hold to be true on a 24/7 basis. Attending Church services weekly and having the opportunity to serve others helps to remind me of commitments that I've made, and motivates me to try to become more like our Savior. 

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

We believe that the purpose of life is to prepare us to live with our Heavenly Father and Savior after we pass from mortality to be given the freedom to choose good over evil, and right over wrong. So, life is a time of probation, a time in which we can prove if we will live by the principles Jesus taught.  Show more Show less