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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up in Utah. I'm an IT professional. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and am the father of 3 children. I studied chemical engineering and worked for a few years before going to graduate school and studying business administration and information management. Since completing my masters degrees I've worked as an information technology professional. I enjoy reading and am interested in just about everything, history, biographies, mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, etc. I enjoy watching professional sports, but don't ask me to play as I am a klutz. I also enjoy playing board games with family, watching old movies, visiting new places, and researching my family history.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS faith, but as a teenager wanted to find out for myself if the teachings of the church were true. I read the Book of Mormon and came upon a promise found at the end of the book. The promise mentions that if you will read the book and sincerely pray to know if the book is of God then you will know of the truthfulness of the book by the power of the Holy Ghost. I finished the book and prayed to my Heavenly Father for a witness of the truth and felt a feeling in my heart that I knew meant the book was true. As I've lived by the principles and teachings of living prophets, I have had additional witnesses from the Holy Ghost of the truth. I love in the New Testament (John 7:16-17) when Jesus Christ tells the people that his doctrine is from God and that by living by the doctrine a man will know that it is from God.

How I live my faith

My day begins with personal scripture study and prayer. This gives me a good perspective to begin my day. My family also studies the scriptures together and prays together before we separate for work and school. We also pray together at meal times and again before putting the kids to bed for the night. I end the day with prayer with my wife and a personal prayer. On Sundays, our family attends the 3 hour block of Sunday meetings at our local church. I abstain from tea, coffee, alcohol, and tobacco and do my best to keep my body healthy according to the church teachings. I often get questions from coworkers regarding how I live my faith and I enjoy sharing with them my beliefs. Sometimes sharing my beliefs isn't a doctrinal question, but an act of service, such as helping a new neighbor move in. In the United States, the young men of the church participate in the Boy Scouts of America. I've served as a Boy Scout Leader to 11-year olds and as a Boy Scout Committee chairman for our local scout unit. I enjoy working with the young men and teaching the boys how to live by correct principles.