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Hi I'm Tommy.

I grew up in New York State. In my freshman year running for Stanford University I converted. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a big-time runner and I love cars. I love my family. I went to college for two and a half years before deciding to serve a full-time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now I am back, and I will be finishing up my college degree.

Why I am a Mormon

 When I was 12 years old my mother passed away from Lung Cancer that was a really hard time in my life. Although I had been raised believing in God, I never really needed to know if He was there until my mom died. I had thoughts such as, "why would God do this to me?" Eventually I decided to attend a Christian church and I began to feel better during my week. One day my friend asked me if I really believed in God. As I told him that I was not sure he told me, "Well, if you do not believe in God, you shouldn't go to church." I stopped going. Then in High School I started getting close with two sisters who were both members of the Mormon church. They explained to me about what they believed and why they believed it. By the end of High School I had the utmost respect for those of the Mormon faith. College for me was not easy. I was on scholarship for running, but each day I would get my tush kicked by all the other runners on the team I began getting depressed. As I remembered how church had helped me in my youth I sought a church to attend. As I told my Mormon friends' dad about the situation he recommended to me that I attend the Mormon church. At first I was hesitant, but then I remembered how great his family and he had been to me in High School I knew he would not lead me astray. The first Sunday I went I felt such a striking contrast with how I had been feeling. I felt warmth, security, love, and acceptance. For the first time while at college I made real friends. After going to church for 3 weeks I made the decision to meet with Mormon missionaries and learn more. As these missionaries taught me, their message made absolute sense to me. My faith in God and Christ increased and I began having spiritual experiences that I had never had before. The missionaries invited me to read the Book of Mormon and promised me that if I would read, ponder, and pray asking if the Book of Mormon was really the word of God I would know for myself that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer, that Joseph Smith is a true prophet, and that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's kingdom once again established on the Earth. Shortly thereafter, while I was reading from the Book of Mormon, I got the distinct impression that what I was reading was true. I knelt down and prayed sincerely to have confirmation that my feelings were from God. At that time I felt tingles go from my head to my toes and knew in my mind and in my heart that the Book of Mormon was the true word of God. I was baptized shortly thereafter. I know that we have a Father in Heaven who lives and loves us. Jesus Christ is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. Joseph Smith is a true prophet and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's kingdom once again established on the Earth, preparatory to the Second Coming of the Messiah. I know that all who sincerely seek to know if this message is true, with real intent and faith in Christ, will come to know it is true by the feelings of the Holy Ghost. I do know these things I have written are true, and so testify in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints!!! When I awake each morning I slide out of bed, onto my knees, and offer a prayer of thanks to my Father in Heaven; I thank him for being able to experience the joys of each day on Earth. Later, I take time in my morning to study the scriptures and remember the things the Lord has done for me. I can truly say, "I feel my Savior's love, in all the world around me." Sunday, it's back to church! I like to look for opportunities to serve, help, and love others each day of my life.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Meet with the missionaries!!! The missionaries are trained and set-apart to teach others about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. They will come meet with you personally, and they will love you as though you are their own family! I met with missionaries, converted to the church, and later served a mission of my own. After the missionaries have helped you lay a foundation of faith, you may be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The experience is amazing!!! Show more Show less