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Hi I'm Tim Gruber

I was introduced to the church in my early teen years but didn't join until I was older. I am a convert since 1999. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two children and soon to have three. I started later with family due to my conversion to the church only 12 years ago. I have a job which involved sales and project management in the computer technology industry. A lot of what I provide in my job is service and there's days filled with much stress and demands in the field I work in. I love to spend time in the evenings with my wife and children. It is the time in which I can put work aside and focus on the real priorities in life. I enjoy playing with them and traveling to places in town and sometimes out of town. My kids teach me a lot about what kind of person I should be and yet to still become. My wife is very stalwart in the gospel and helps me to be a better person each day too. I find little time left for much of anything else. Sometimes I can enjoy LDS media on both the computer and television or just help around the house in the evenings after a long tiring day for my wife with the kids. I am a teacher in the Elder's quorum in which I belong to and have had the calling of a teacher since I was a member of the church in various quorums and auxiliaries.

Why I am a Mormon

Being somewhat of a religious person on and off in my childhood to early adult years, I always had a belief in God. After going through some very difficult times in my mid 20s and turning away from substance abuse, I found a new life in Christ and served as a bible study director of over 100 single adults in a Baptist church. My love for the Savior grew as I provided my time and talents in this position. After a reconciliation with a former spouse, we grew together in the church I was attending and had lots of friends. It was about two years later in my membership with the Baptist church that my spouse had shared her testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The testimony brought on such a strong feeling of attack from the adversary that I nearly passed out and felt the oppression of the evil one Lucifer. I knew where this was coming from and also had a belief already that when I tried to search for and find truth, he typically was there to try and thwart my path and put doubt in to me. After weeks had passed and I considered investigating the church, I was bombarded with anti-mormon literature from friends and caring people who felt I was loosing my way. While I prayed and studied in faith knowing the Lord would not lead me astray, it was the LDS missionaries who provided the guiding beacon I needed to find my testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was asked many times to read the Book of Mormon which eventually I started to do and noticed I felt a peaceful spirit which opened up my mind and my spirit to a greater understanding of our Savior and redeemer. It was through reading I started to feel this was something more than what a man could ever come up with on this own, as many accused the prophet Joseph Smith of doing when he was trying to restore the Lord's church here again on earth. I was soon converted as the spirit testified to me of the truthfulness of this church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through church service and through the time, love and energy I put towards my family. I expressed how I am a teacher and I love having this calling because I feel the spirit when I teach and get to hear the testimonies of others whom I am teaching. It is great working with the adults right now but my previous callings to teach the youth in our church has also been equally rewarding and fulfilling. The youth that are growing to soon be the next leaders in our society have such strength and wisdom that goes well beyond the time they have spent learning things as they have grown physically and emotionally. The spirit is a very powerful source that can help each of us to do things and reach potentials we never knew existed inside of us. Some things I have learned over the years that have helped me and continue to help me are: - I feel lost on my own and without the Lord's help. - By faith I serve and the Lord will help me provide for all my family's needs. - To have the spirit we must be obedient. Earth is our test to show obedience to the Lord's commandments. - When we are obedient, God promises the spirit will be with us. - The commandments are there to help you be free. Living the commandments brings true joy and happiness. - Trials in our lives does not mean the Lord is not in our lives or is prospering us. To not prosper is to be cut off from the presence of God. - If the adversary is twisting the truth of prosperity and you follow it, there will be rage and uneasiness in your heart. He will try to make you believe there is no bad thing and there is no devil. - Develop, strengthen and carry a testimony close to your heart, that way when things are tough in life, you have something to fall back on. - Instant gratification can sometimes lead to weak character. Anticipation for things and then getting them later can help build character. - Have a desire to know the truth and through faith and obedience you will know.