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Hi I'm Todd

I grew up in California, have lived in four countries, and spent the last ten years in the Midwest US. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work hard, love being with my family, and get a strong sense of fulfillment by helping others. I like reading good books, writing poetry--some of it actually good, and have an eclectic taste in music. I'm not so hot at basketball but enjoy martial arts, yoga, and running. I even ran a marathon a few years back. I don't like pina colada, but I've often been caught in the rain--and loved it.  

Why I am a Mormon

Where do I begin? I'm a Mormon because I have experienced first hand the immense joy in aligning my life choices with the will of God. The Holy Ghost has witnessed to me in a profound and undeniable way that Jesus Christ lives and loves us, and leads us through his prophet on the earth today, just as in "Old Testament" and "New Testament" times. I know the gospel is true, and I know that God knows that I know it's true. So how can I deny it?

How I live my faith

I live my faith through daily observance of God's commandments and through serving others. At church, my responsibilities include encouraging members of a "quorum" of men to fulfill their duties, especially their duties as husbands and fathers. I oversee efforts to improve gospel learning and teaching in our church meetings. I also have the privilege of visiting families in their homes to share spiritual messages, seek out ways I can help the family spiritually and temporally, and simply enjoying their company. I've found that "living my faith" is a very personal, and highly active endeavor.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is the most basic, fundamental unit of society, and how God's family is organized. Mormons believe that they can live with their family for eternity--that the relationships endure after death. This perspective helps us to view our family members as they truly are and behave accordingly.  Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The Mormon Church is actively engaged in assisting its members to live righteously and to make decisions that are in harmony with God's will for us. As no one political party wholly embraces all truth, it would be silly to think that the Church endorses any particular political party. However, members of the Church are encouraged to be active in their capacity as citizens to serve in their communities, to be actively engaged in good causes, and to lead by example in living the best lives they know how to.  The church reserves the right to stand up for its beliefs and promote positions of a moral nature and invites all who will to do the same. Show more Show less