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Hi I'm Tommy

I'm a native Texan. I'm an communications engineer for AT&T. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, a father and a grandfather. I am an avid bowler, but I love many sports, especially our local Rangers, Cowboys, and Mavericks! I am also a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I have come to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and am a better husband, father, and grandfather because of it.

Why I am a Mormon

Until my early thirties, I considered religion as something that I would never understand, much less embrace. I have never doubted the existence of a higher power, just the non-existence of a way to find the truth, and not someone else's version of the truth. That changed when I was introduced to two young Elders on their mission. I was told that they could show me how to find the truth, or full truth, that I had been searching for. They did, and anyone That was 30 years ago. I now understand where I came from, why I am here, and what's ahead when I'm gone, or where I'm going. I now realize that this "plan" is available to all of God's children, even those that have passed away without having a chance to hear it. This plan provides me with a way to live my life in harmony with others and to maximize the joy of all the blessings I have been given, especially my family. I will forever be grateful to the two Elders that challenged me to pray and find out for myself if the things they taught me were true. Like everyone, I am flawed. Line everyone, I am a child of a loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Through the organization of the church, I have been provided many opportunities to serve others in ways I could never have imagined otherwise. I had always been somewhat introverted, with a few close friends, and of course family members. Through different internal organizations of our congregation, or ward, I have come to know personally hundreds of people that also want to serve in whatever capacity called upon. I have participated in the leadership of our ward as well as teaching gospel principles one on one, and in classroom settings, with children, youth, and adults. I have had wonderful times with various organizations within the ward preforming service in the community and for individuals within our ward family. Through the years, we have cleaned parks, painted houses, put on a roof, decorated Christmas trees, mowed lawns, cleaned a pool, and trimmed trees, to name a few. As a ward family, we have lots of fun as well. We have socials for all seasons, We've made and presented plays, skits, and movies. We plan an organize a "Halloween" event for the little ones every year and invite neighbors and community. We camp, and fish, and hike and take bike rides for early morning breakfasts to celebrate holidays like 4th of July, Veteran's Day, and Memorial Day. In short, the "organization" of the church provides everyone with countless ways to provide service to our fellow brothers and sisters, whether they belong to our church or not, as well as having lots of fun being with our friends and families. One of the most fulfilling activities I participate in is called "home teaching". A companion and I have the privilege of visiting a few families every month to offer a gospel message and any service we may find they stand in need of. Likewise, my family has home teachers that come to visit us on a monthly basis. All of these opportunities to serve and to be part of a "ward" family, help us to find joy through helping others.