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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a husband, a father, a hospital executive, a sports fan ... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family first! My wife is beautiful, wise and thoughtful. Our four children are joys to us. I enjoy working out an hour a day, five days a week, using an elliptical machine. Because of my busy schedule, this is basically my only excuse for watching sports on TV. Have I mentioned how much I appreciate our DVR? 

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1993 at age 29. I had heard and learned much about the Church, but I didn't really believe it truly represented the restored gospel of Jesus Christ until the day when I read the first 20 verses of Joseph Smith's personal history. In his personal account, Joseph shares a sacred experience that resulted from a sincere prayer during his teen years. He wanted to know which church to join, so he simply knelt and asked God. The answer he received way back in 1820 has shaped and enriched my life immensely. I encourage you to read Joseph's account for yourself at http//lds.org/scriptures/pgp/js-h/1?lang=eng 

How I live my faith

Well, I place God and my family first. Just as our Father in Heaven developed an eternal plan that focuses on all of us his children here on the earth, I have tried to develop a life plan that focuses on my wife and children. I strive to be honest and to be a good role model and provider for my family, ensuring that we enjoy studying the scriptures and praying together on a daily basis. I also accept opportunities to serve the Lord as a home teacher -- someone who visits a few families each month to ensure their spiritual and temporal needs are met. I also currently serve as the bishop, or leading minister, of our local congregation. Serving the Lord in these ways helps me to feel close to our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, and helps me to understand him a bit better as well. 

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Tim
Yes, we definitely believe the Bible to be the word of God. Even though I didn't become a Mormon until age 29, I grew up reading and studying the Bible on a daily basis. I developed a keen appreciation for the heroes of the Bible -- Jesus Christ of course, as well as Gideon, Daniel, David, Peter, Paul, John and many others. Now that I also have the Book of Mormon and other scriptures to enhance my understanding of the Bible, my love for that sacred collection of holy writ only grows. I'm grateful for the New Testament accounts of Jesus Christ's mortal ministry. Some of our favorite family traditions involve the Bible. We read the Christmas story in Luke 2 each Christmas morning, and we read the story of the Lord's resurrection each Easter Sunday. We also eat fish and honey each Easter in remembrance of the foods the resurrected Christ ate in the presence of His disciples! To see the story of the fish and honey, check out Luke chapter 24, verses 41-43, at http//lds.org/scriptures/nt/luke/24?lang=eng Show more Show less