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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a person trying to keep up with life, and it's usually faster. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, dad, son, and brother (among many titles). Family is important to me and I try my best to keep connected with all of them. I work in business-to-business sales and do my best to take care of my family. I scored the best wife anyone could ever ask for and we've got two amazing little girls; but seriously, how is one of them already 4?! Some of the other craziness that keeps life exciting is my involvement in Scouting, community action and development in downtown SLC (Granary Row/Kentands Initiative), public safety communications and training (NENA), and supporting libraries (ULA). It can get pretty busy, but there always seems to be a way to make the right things happen. Life is awesome.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by awesome parents who helped our entire family set values that would carry us our entire lives. I did have my rebellious years, but it didn't take me long to realize how awesome the gospel of Jesus Christ in its restored form really is. There were times when I didn't want to listen to the prophets, when i didn't want to listen to my parents, and when i didn't want to listen to my conscience; but I could see a major difference between the times i was being "good" and the times I wasn't. What really get me fired up, however, was reading the Book of Mormon on my own and praying about it. I remember the first time I prayed for myself to ask of the Book of Mormon really was the word of God. I was overcome with a feeling of warmth and comfort that pushed any doubt or distractions out of my mind. I knelt there completely overcome knowing that Heavenly Father had just answered my prayer. He told me it was true through the Holy Ghost. After I had that basic testimony, I was eager to learn more. Obviously I was still young and distracted, but since that day when I was 15 years old I've been able to understand Heavenly Father's love for me through the Book of Mormon, ancient and living prophets, and the Holy Ghost. I know he speaks to me every day. I know he wants to lend me a hand whenever he can, and I just need to do my part to take that hand and accept his help.

How I live my faith

The basic way I live my faith is by following the living prophets that Heavenly Father has placed on the earth to lead and direct us today. The Savior is my ultimate example to follow, and when I can't fully grasp a concept he taught, I look to the prophets and other inspired leaders that we have for more direction. Basics work in my life. I go to church every Sunday and participate in meetings, I do my best to study my scriptures by myself and with my family as much as we can, as well as pray for direction and give thanks. I go to the temple regularly. Doing these basics allows me to be close enough to Heavenly Father to receive the inspiration and direction I need so I can be better in every other aspect of my life. I find opportunities to serve my friends and neighbors, I'm always optimistic about the future and do my best to stay happy. I do my best to take care of my family. Everything flows together more smoothly when I'm doing things the prophets have invited us to do.

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

Totally! We have a living prophet who receives direction from God on how we should live our lives. People in every period of time have questions about what kind of life they should live. The Israelites needed Moses' help in figuring out what to do to free themselves from bondage. People have different opinions today on how life should be lived. God called a prophet to lead us just like the Israelites, and just like the Israelites we can choose whether or not to follow him. We're all entitled to receive answers to our prayers for ourselves as individuals, but the prophets lead the church, and in a sense everyone on this earth, as a whole. Show more Show less