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Hi I'm Timothy

I grew up in Indiana, I love all sports, and life, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I am married and I am a dad, between me and my wife we have 7 children. In life I have been a Surgical Tech and First Assist sine 1979 and now I am currently in Medical Sales. My hobbies include golf and photography, and there is nothing I enjoy more than studying the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but like many Mormon's I fell inactive in my life. There are many reasons why we fall inactive in the church, and all of them relate to not following the living prophet, and this was certainly the case with me. During my inactivity I would listen and study what other denominations or religions would teach about Jesus Christ. In my study of the gospel, I came to the conclusion that they taught many good principles about Jesus Christ, but yet they lacked the complete truth. Paul taught always searching for knowledge, but never coming to the truth and I knew that being a Mormon I had the complete truth. My testimony centers around, what Jesus asked his apostles who do you say that I am. Peter responded that he was the Christ the son of the living God. Then he told Peter that neither flesh or blood had revealed this to him, but the Father in Heaven. I have received this testimony of the Father, and I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day saints, has been restored to the earth thru his prophet Joseph Smith. Today we have a living prophet and apostles, just like in the meridian of time, with the priesthood being restored, so that the ordinances can be performed again for mankind. I am grateful for my home teacher brother Mike Farley who reached out to me, and said it was time for me to repent and come back to church, I will be eternally grateful for his service to me, because of his action I was able to see the love of Christ for me, and what I need to do. I speak to all who would like to know the gospel of Christ either inactive or searching for the truth, come and fellowship with us, let us teach you and show you the love of Christ.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I am a ward missionary, and I love my calling, I think that it is the greatest calling in the church. I get to go out with the missionaries and teach the gospel, and there is nothing I would rather do, then bring the gospel to one of my brother or sisters. I love to see their eyes and feel of their spirit when they learn the truth, and feel the Holy Ghost speak to their spirit. I am sure that I draw closer to my Heavenly Father as I teach and feel his spirit. Now my favorite calling is being a husband and dad, I love to see the gospel work in my family, and the church's programs of Family Home Evening, and young Women's along with Seminary work in my family. I know that my family draws closer because we are taught to have family prayer, and study our scriptures together as a family. I know that my relationship with my wife strengths each time that we have prayer together and go to the temple. My wife is so beautiful to me as we attend the temple together, and because the gospel has been restored these blessing along with many others are available to us. I am so blessed to also be a home teacher, what a beautiful program that our Heavenly Father has given us, to be able to reach out and help our brother and sisters find their way back home.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

The Atonement of Jesus Christ is central to our salvation, because we all fall short of the glory of God, and without the atonement we could not return to our Father in Heaven. One of the great blessing that has come because of the restoration, is authority to seal or bind on earth and in heaven. Because the authority has been restored husband and wife along with their children can be sealed for all time and eternity. This is such a blessing and strength to a marriage, knowing that what you are doing will last beyond the pains of death. It gives you a different outlook than the world has on marriage and gives you power to overcome the world. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is the word of God it helps us to understand the bible and our relationship to our savior. Show more Show less