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Hi I'm Tom

I am grateful for the serenity that comes from adhering to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an engineering manager for a respected international corporation, working in the energy field. I am a husband and father to five really great children. Two daughters have been married, my son is preparing now to report for a 2-year missionary assignment for the church. A son and daughter remain home. We take delight in the cutest little granddaughter in the whole wide world. I enjoy being around young people. I realize these groups, young, single adults and teenagers, they can be a challenge to a lot of folks but I love 'em. I love being with 'em. I love doing things with 'em, I love everything about 'em. I admit it, my family is a source of great entertainment. Joking around the dinner table, playing board games, being of service together. The love and interest we have for one another, supporting each other in church or extracurricular activities, the peace in our home....this is my refuge. I enjoy being useful. We are very busy with callings, and school, and moments with friends. But, I wouldn't have it any other way. I especially love the holidays. Let's just say that Santa Claus and I are never seen in the same room together. I relish in the opportunity of sharing joy.

Why I am a Mormon

Daily, it seems, I see the wonder of God's creation, the order with which the processes of this earth move and interact. Surely there is a Grand Architect. I am of pioneer ancestry, and have had my faith tested, maybe not as much as my forebears, maybe yes, but in different ways. It's not that I am any better or more righteous than another. But, the challenges have been real, and I have seen enough, when needing some boost or encouragement, or some action to pave the way, that help has been available. It is real. By such moments, I know my Heavenly Father is aware of me, he knows me. He lives and yearns for my return. I feel indebted by that knowledge to be a light, to speak out and assist in His purposes for me and for all of us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first and foremost by being true to the covenants I have made with my Heavenly Father. The trust and confidence He has in me to guide my life according to principles articulated by the Savior is the foundation of my relationship with Him. Then, following up in that is my service that I can render His kingdom. Service to my family is principle, creating with my wife a gospel-centered home. From that base, I have had opportunity as a priesthood holder to serve him in several leadership capacities. I sincerely try to magnify my callings. I have been a Boy Scout leader throughout my adult life, shortly completing 40 years as a scouter. That service, even in the community as well as the church, is offered as a token stemming from my faith.

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

Absolutely. If not, then I would think one of the great questions of our age would be "Why does God love us less than he loved people anciently?" The question mentions Moses, but could equally have been written with reference to Abraham or Elijah or others whose ministry is chronicled in scripture. As a point of reason, it would seem that God, if He is the same God as has been known to people in olden times, and if He has the same regard for all his children, would offer them all similarly the opportunity for guidance and direction appropriate to the age and condition in which they live. The pattern was shown from the beginning of the world as prophets were called and raised up to be a spokesman and communicate God's revealed will. As a point of testimony, it is my spiritual conviction that God does love us in modern days, in the same measure as His children in any era of the earth. As men and women have been willing to listen, he has raised up prophets, and in this day has raised up prophets through which he can reveal his will, following the same scriptural pattern. Just like that pattern, further, the matter is not whether or not God reveals His will to prophets, but rather whether those prophets will be received or rejected. The task of His children is to seek out that prophet, to find that witness of his identity, and then to follow the teachings God would have us receive. Show more Show less