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Hi I'm Tony

I am a husband, father of 5 children, a landscaper by profession. I love the outdoors and helping others, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful wife and together we are parents to 5 beautiful children. I was raised in a small farming community in Southeast Idaho, USA where my parents taught me the value of hard work on a small farm. Although I didn't really enjoy farming I didn't stray too far as I studied Horticulture and have worked in the landscape industry for 28 years. I am an entrepreneur, I love my family, the outdoors, photography, sports, traveling, discovering new places and helping others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. I have a rich heritage of Mormons in my family. My parents, grandparents and great grandparents were also raised in the church. My great great grandparents were the first in our family to join the Mormon faith. I was taught from my youth to live the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ. Though I am far from perfect, I strive to practice His teachings every day. As I do so I feel of His influence and love for me. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ brings great joy and peace to my heart.

How I live my faith

I think the best way I can live my faith is by serving others. I enjoy serving my community, whether it be participating in a community service project, volunteering for a community food drive or helping a scout with his eagle project. Its a wonderful feeling to experience when other people's burdens are lifted and their lives are blessed. I guess I truly feel an indebtedness to the Savior Jesus Christ for the sacrifice he has made on my behalf. I feel that the best way for me to repay that debt is through service to my fellow man. At church I have served in various administrative positions, as a teacher of all age groups and working with youth groups. Of all the different opportunities to serve I most enjoyed serving as a missionary in Chile, sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am eternally grateful to all those whom I have had the privilege to serve for allowing me the opportunity to be of service and to associate with them.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Because it is a commandment of God. The Law of Tithing is not new it was practiced anciently as well. In Malachi chapter 3:8-10 it says: 8¶Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. 9Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it. Paying tithing is not about the money but rather it is a demonstration of one's faith in God's promises and a willingness to show our love to Him by being obedient to his laws. Show more Show less