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Hi I'm Timothy

I grew up in Southern Oregon. I love to cook, and I want to be a chef someday, but most of all I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be artistic, and in my life have done so in several ways. whether it's music, drawing, 3D computer graphics, or even Culinary art, being artistic has always been a huge part of who I am. I also love to write, and am now working on my own fantasy novel. I find the task very challenging and fun, and I am hoping that I will be able to publish it someday. I love to work hard, and serve others. I have worked in the food industry the most, and love making people feel good when I serve them or make a great meal for them. Most of all, love any chance I get to serve God. Out of all the things in my life, there is nothing more satisfying then working for our lord and savior. Whether it's doing something small like a good deed for a stranger, or lending my assistance to the missionaries as they go teach others, serving my heavenly father has always been a blessing in of itself. Nothing I do in my life can compare.

Why I am a Mormon

I never grew up with religion. Religion had no meaning to me through most of my life. Therefore, throughout my childhood, and as an adolescent, I did not learn the truth of the gospel. That all changed a few years after my graduation from high school. I moved to Arizona. I was there for a few years, just working and learning how to survive on my own. One day, I was in an angry state due to some personal possessions of mine being stolen. My apartment was robbed while I was gone at work one day. For months, I kept asking myself, "Who and why would someone do that to me?" Eventually, I gave up. And on that same day, a miracle happened. I was finally introduced to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I can remember the day as it was just yesterday. I was stopped by two missionary elders on my way to work one day. They asked me if I was interested in learning about the gospel, and though a part of me just wanted to blow them off, there was another part that was insatiably curious to learn what they wanted to teach me. So I accepted there offer. My life turned around for me then, and during one of their visits, they had a guest from the ward that I would soon be apart of. This girl lent me a copy of the Holy Bible, and it was in there I found the answer I searched for after I was robbed. In Mathew: Ch: 6. versus 19-21. And I knew without a doubt that God had been listening to my plea. With that new testimony in my heart, i knew I was ready to move forward and become a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the commandment of our lord. I recently received my patriarchal blessing, and i must say, that nothing can compare to council and guidelines that come straight from our heavenly father.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

This church grows due to its values and teachings. Family, service, and of course the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ makes this church a light upon the mountain top. I tought a lesson one day that we are now expected to "be a light unto the world." When people learn of our church, they learn that their broken families, purposes in life, and personal righteousness is magnified in the loving care of our members and our leadership. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

The Tithing that members pay to the church is done so that we can continue god's work. Temples, Chapels, and other buildings are constructed so that we can spread the gospel globally. It funds the operation of those buildings as well and the work that is done in them. from temple work family history, and education to preparing materials used in church organizations, Tithing is the way of paying those things. Tithing is also a commandment from god not to just run his church, but it is a law that teaches us obedience to our lord. God obviously does not need that one tenth of our income... but he does require us to be obedient to his commandments and tithing teaches us how to be obedient. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Missionaries share a message about Jesus Christ and His Atonement for all people. They teach about our Heavenly Father’s great plan of salvation, which allows all people the opportunity to return to Him. They also can answer questions you may have about the Book of Mormon and the Holy Bible. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Mormons are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which was organized in 1830. As of 2010 the Church had a worldwide membership of approximately 14 million people. The Church headquarters in Salt Lake City Utah. Mormons believe the Bible and Jesus’ teachings in revelations to modern-day Apostles and Prophets. Mormons believe that their church is the same as the original church Jesus established when He was on the earth (see Ephesians 2:19-20, 4:11-14). The name ‘Mormon’ is a nickname because of the Church’s belief in the Book of Mormon (ancient scripture revealed to and recorded by prophets in the Americas during the same time the Bible was being written in the Old World.) Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The Church has made the following public statement on multiple occasions prior to major elections: “Principles compatible with the gospel are found in the platforms of all major political parties. While the Church does not endorse political candidates, platforms, or parties, members are urged to be full participants in political, governmental, and community affairs.” Show more Show less