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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a 58 year old financial adviser part time and deal with Parkinson's disease full time and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as one of 5 children. I attended college getting an accounting and real estate degree. Later receiving a MBA. I was a home builder but spent most of my life fighting illness and chronic pain. I now help companies find financing. I have a wonderful wife who after I was told I had two years to live went back to school and became a pharmacist. We have 5 wonderful children all but one married and the other going to school. Oh to have no more payments to schools! I was born and raised a Mormon but had to find out for myself if it were true. This I did and have tried my best, albeit, imperfectly to be the kind of person the church teaches us to be. Right now I am a Branch President in very small branch. It is a wonderful challenge. I could not have gone through all the pain and surgery's without a knowledge that God was aware of me and knew the pain and problems it created for my whole family. In spite of it all I can honestly say that I have always been happy and optimistic. Many times I have felt His peace and comfort assuring me that all is well and I believed Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I think I was always a spiritual type of person. But when I became 18 years old and knew that I wanted to serve a mission I did not want to tell someone I didn't truly believe, and even know, was right. So I read the Book of Mormon with real intent on determining if it were true, because if it wasn't I could not in good conscience go on my mission. I had read the entire book and still no answer so I decided to read it again. It was after not many chapters that the Holy Spirit filled my heart and in a way more felt than heard assured me it was true. It was then I filled out the paperwork and served my mission. I loved to testify that the Book of Mormon is true to the people of a different country. I still love to testify that not only the Book of Mormon is true but that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's kingdom on earth today with a living Prophet.

How I live my faith

I have been very fortunate to have served as both a leader of youth and as their teacher. I have served as an assitant to the leader of a congregation of over 300 members and as a local missionary. I now lead a smaller gonregation and love the people. I try very hard to give them advice and to receive inspiration from Heaven to know what to say to them that will build their faith and make them as happy as I have been. Living the way Christ has taught us to live can be difficult and sometimes I don't measure up to what the Lord has taught me to live. But because he suffered and died for all men and women I can repent and recommit to try once more to be more like Him. I know many people who are great examples of what I want to become. Sometimes it is just a single virtue that they have that I would like to possess but it motivates me knowing that it is what I become that is important. Without the Church that Christ has restored on earth again I wouldn't know how or why I should become such a person. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is everything to me.