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Hi I'm Tommy May

I'm a Husband, a Father, a Student, and a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in a big family and grew up in the church. I got married on July 17th, 2010 and am attending college with my Wife, who is expecting our first child. I enjoy distance running, biking, and swimming. I love movies and books and have a difficult time choosing between the two. Finally I love being married and I love what the future will bring.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS faith all my life, and so that has a little to do with why I got baptized at 8, but why I am still an active member today is different. Through out my life I have seen the guidance and the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have seen lives changed by his power, and my own life has been blessed and changed by this same power. Daily in my own life I feel his love. But the biggest reason why I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the covenants. As I have made and kept the covenants the Lord has extended I have felt my life blessed, and know that Christ lives. I have come to develop and stronger relationship with my Savior through these covenants, I have come to know Christ.

How I live my faith

Living the gospel is about consistency, about making the right direction and adjusting when needed. For me and Chelsea it isn't a check list where we can say 'We have meet the requirements, next stop Heaven!'. Rather it is about learning to feel and respond to the Holy Ghost. Learning to use the doctrines taught by the Savior and applying them to and in our life, both spiritually and temporally. Life is one challenge or trial after another, and we are to learn to overcome each of these through trusting the principles and doctrines of the gospel as well as the promptings of the spirit. Through out my life, no matter the situation or challenge, the thought or train of logic that has helped me the most is this. I know my Savior and Heavenly Father love me completely, so I know they want the very best for me. If they want the very best for me then I know that, come what may, if I keep turning to the principles and doctrines of His gospel and keep pushing forward, then the best results will come (which will lead to the most joy and happiness). Whether I need to humble my self and apologize to Chelsea for being stubborn or I have received a prompting that seems absurd, if I follow the gospel principles it will end in me being closer to my Savior and Father in Heaven. I don't have to try and to figure it all out on my own, there is someone who loves me more than I can imagine and wants the best for me who will guide and direct me.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Tommy May
As you can imagine, God takes the spiritual salvation of his son's and daughter's serious and personal. So when it comes to his ordinances that he has set up to teach us, both by symbolism and through the making of covenants with him, he wants this done by his authority. For example, in Acts 19 Paul comes across a band of self pro-claimed Christians who explain that they have been baptized after the manner of John. Then Paul asks them if they have been taught about the Holy Ghost, the admit that they have never heard of it. Paul realizes that they had not been baptized by the proper authority because if they had been they would have been taught about the Holy Ghost. He then re-baptizes them with the proper authority and then gives them the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Salvation is a personal thing for our Savior and he authorizes his servants to perform his ordinances and does not leave it up to someone to take it upon them selves. Just as he called the 12 apostles, sent John the Baptist, Noah, Moses, and every other prophet; the Lord chooses and calls his servants then gives them the proper authority to act in his name. Show more Show less