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Hi I'm Timothy

I'm a husband, father of 3, a world traveler, a Navy veteran, a Computer geek . . . And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 3 wonderful kids, been married for 10 years to a beutiful woman from central america. I live in Florida and I am probably the whitest guy in the whole state. I am a veteran of the US Navy where I served for 8 years. During my time in the Navy I got to travel all over south-east asia. I love good food and good friends. I love to read and I published a childrens book last year about how to be Happy. Me and my wife love to dance and I participate in the local choir. I also love to play volleyball. I am an IT project manager, a father and husband, a triathalete, a computer geek, a veteran, a reader and writer. I am a floridian, an international traveler, a singer and dancer, a volleyball player and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Although raised in the Mormon church I was really converted after I joined the Navy at age 18. My whole life I had lived in a home with values and morals and suddenly I entered a whole new world where most people didn't care for either. I quickly found myself searching for the peace and Joy I had once known as a child. When I came back to the church I vowed never to stray again because I had glimpsed the dark side and knew I was destined for greater things.

How I live my faith

The other day me and my family were walking down a street where several cars were parked along the street along parking meters that were running. I had earlier noticed my daughter carrying around a large coin purse filled with quarters she had found around the house. I told her to put a quarter in an expired meter and her face lit up at the idea. she spent the next 30 minutes finding expired meters and filling them with money. She discovered a way to help others that at that time were not able to help themselves. Everyday our family try's to find ways we can be like Christ and help others in any way we can. The Church allows me to help in a specific way too I was recently asked to teach high-school aged youth in a seminary class to teach about the scriptures. We meet every morning before school starts and study the old testament. It has been a tremendous blessing in my life to help the youth learn about the prophets of old.

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

Timothy
God has always called prophets look in the bible and you can see how he works. Why then would you think that he would stop doing what he has always done? Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Timothy
Our greatest example of what we should do is Jesus Christ. He was the first to perform proxy work through the atonement which was done for and in behalf of each and every one of us. We are not able to return to our Father in Heaven on our own, we need the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Each of us can decide for ourselves whether or not we want to follow Christ and for those that make the choice we can take advantage of the atonement to be forgiven of our sins. Now there are other ordinances that must be done, Jesus said "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." To be born of water is to be baptised by one having the authority from God. If we are to return to our father in heaven we must all be baptised, but what of the millions of people who have been born and died never hearing of Jesus and never having the opportunity to be baptised. Are they consigned to their fate and never have a chance to return home to that loving Father? We beleive that God is a just God and will provide a way that all men might be able to choose for themselves. We can help these people by once again following our Savior's example and performing proxy work for them in the Temple. This work includes baptism and can be performed for and in behalf of someone who has died. once the work is performed they, as spirits, still have to decide for themselves if they wish to accept this work, just as all of us have to decide to follow Jesus Christ. Show more Show less