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Hi I'm Mark Tilley

I live in Utah. I'm a Mining Engineer and father of four. I work at the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 20 years. I'm the father of four children. I'm a Mining Engineer working as a Superintendent of Engineering for a mining contractor. I have the priviledge of working at the historic BIngham Canyon Mine. I have lived in several locations throughout my life, including two years in the Buenos Aires, Argentina area as an LDS missionary. My grandfather and father worked in mining also; we have focused on underground mining and civil tunneling/excavation in our careers. My interests are music, cars, playing sports, computers and technology, and shooting.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a Mormon. I was born into a Mormon family. My parents are very good people who taught me about their beliefs and showed me how to live like a Mormon. I tried to be a good son and listen to what they told me. When I went off to college, I felt like I needed to make my own decisions and I thought a lot about whether I would continue to be as diligent as my parents. Ultimately, I felt that if I wanted to know for myself, I needed to pray and get confirmation from God. I was taught that He would answer me if I had faith. When He answered me, I knew that it was through His power and that He would answer any of His children. He loves us.

How I live my faith

I work with the men that attend our church that are called "High Priests". One of the responsibilities of our group is to help the single women and widows in our area.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mark Tilley
No. All young men are asked to prepare themselves to serve for two years starting at age 19. Young women are also invited to consider serving a mission at age 21. Older retired couples and single persons can serve missions if they choose. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Mark Tilley
Temples are used for people living in our time and for those who have passed on (by proxy) to make promises with our Heavenly Father through sacred activities. One of the activities is that of a couple being married or "sealed" to each other. Show more Show less