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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a husband and father. I make my living in an internet and social networking world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married a woman who's way better looking and smarter than I am, and have wonderful kids as a consequence. I'm a computer geek, chef/foodie and I love sports, cars and bikes. I get into history and philosophy and love talking around the fire with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I investigated the church while I was dating my wife. I wasn't quite sure at the time why it was so important to her. I was raised in a Christian household, but I had stopped going to church after I got out on my own. I chose to be baptized after meeting with the missionaries. I will never forget the feelings I had when they related to me the story of Restoration of the Gospel. Somehow, I knew what these young men were telling me was true. That knowledge has helped me come closer to my Father in heaven and knowing that I can be with Him one day because of Jesus Christ has made all the difference in mine and my family's life because we know we will be a family forever.

How I live my faith

I have served our church by teaching the young men and women in early morning seminary. Now I help to lead and organize our local Sunday school lessons.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

The temples are, as they were in ancient Jerusalem, places where sacred ordinances are performed. It is because they are sacred nature that they are not openly, but not out of secrecy. It is also because of their sacred nature that Mormons must prepare themselves and their lives to be worthy of going into the temple. Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon was written by ancient prophets who journeyed to and lived in the western hemisphere. They were later abridged by a prophet named Mormon, which is where the book received its name. The plates on which these ancient scriptures were written were later translated through revelation by a prophet named Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

There are no restrictions based on race or color that prevent someone from joining our church and the Church allows all worthy male members to hold the Holy Priesthood regardless of race or color. We have many great members and priesthood members of all walks of life and every shade of humanity. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

We believe that eternal life is God's greatest gift. We believe that our spirits are eternal and that, if are worthy, we can be with our Heavenly Father and our families for all eternity. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

We believe that the Bible is the word of God in as much as it is correctly translated. We recognize that the Bible has been translated and editorialized through the centuries, but that the teachings in these Holy Scriptures are still true. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Yes, that is true. The Savior appeared to the Saints in the western hemisphere and showed them the holes in his hands, feet and side. They are the people that Jesus was referring to in the Gospel of John when he talked about the other sheep he had which were not of that fold. Show more Show less