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Hi I'm Tim

I'm the father of three children, a pediatrician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am doing residency training in pediatrics. My goal is to become a pediatrician and provide excellent healthcare to well and sick children. This requires a lot of long days and nights working at the childrens' hospital and a lot of study at home. But I know that no matter how good of a doctor I could become, my work there will never be more important than the sacred responsibility I have of raising three children of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

I can't express how much it means to me to know my wife and children have been sealed to me for eternity in one of our church's temples. That knowledge changes everything I do, especially the way I act as a father and husband. The Church teaches me how to be the husband and father my wife and children deserve. We learn about the true nature of God and therefore the manner of men He has called us to be. To be taught that I am a child of God with the potential to become like my Father gives my life purpose and meaning. To know that He has restored His gospel again in our day gives me hope that He knows and loves us as His children and is interested in reaching out to all of us. I have felt His hand in my life time and time again. When I was young, I believed in God, and I wanted to know if everything the Church taught was true. I went to a place where I could be alone in the outdoors and prayed and asked Him to help me know the truth. As I prayed I felt in my heart that God knew me and loved me and that, through the teachings of the Church, I could come to know Him. I believe that Jesus is the Savior of mankind and that He not only lived, died and resurrected in Jerusalem but also visited ancient America (see the Book of Mormon) and still lives today. He has called prophets in our current times to teach us His gospel. This gospel is the spiritual path to true happiness.

How I live my faith

The restored gospel of Jesus Christ changes everything. It changes who I am at home. Because of what I learn at Church, I try to make my wife and children a priority. I learn to be more patient with my children and listen to them. I learn to speak kindly and lovingly. I teach them through example. I strive to be completely honest and faithful to my wife and avoid denigrating her through viewing pornography. I work hard to provide for them and create the best life I can for them. At church I help lead a group of men that has the specific responsibility of caring for the fatherless and widowed. We learn lessons on how being Christians helps us to be better men. After church is over, we visit families and individuals who may be in need of assistance in spiritual and physical ways. It's a blessing to me to see God's hands blessing His children. The gospel even makes me a better doctor. Thanks to the teachings of the Church, I am not encumbered by addictions to alcohol, tobacco or drugs which leaves my mind free to focus. I show kindness to those I work with. I recognize Him as the source of all truth and seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost to help me solve the problems I face. At the end of the day, the gospel gives me a perspective of what is most important in life, and that is trying to become more like our Father in Heaven by loving and serving those around us, in ways that bring us all closer to Him.