Hi I'm Tom
I grew up in Canada but when I went to Utah to play college football I learned about the church, now I'm a Mormon.
I always liked puzzles when I was a kid so I think that is why I like to fix things; my car, things around the house, pretty much anything. I love living near the water. There is something peaceful about the water. Recently I've been lucky enough to travel; that's fun. Most importantly I'm a husband and a dad.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon for a lot of reasons but primarily because it just feels right. I knew as a teenager that I was missing something in my life. When I went to school in Utah and learned about the Mormons I found the pieces that had been missing. It was somewhat like that New Testament story about the sheep hearing the shepherd's voice. I heard it in my heart and knew it was right.
How I live my faith
I've spent the better part of 30 years working with the youth in the Church, which has helped to keep me feeling young. Right now I'm volunteering as a Boy Scout leader for a patrol of 11-year old Scouts. I don't wear my religion on my sleeve but it is important to me to show people, particularly young people, that believing in God and being a good person are not things to be ashamed of. Also, that you can be well educated, well read, and work in a demanding profession while maintaining your faith. Religion and science are not at war with each other because God is the ultimate scientist - and mathematician, which I really admire.