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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up on a Farm near Delta, Ohio. I'm a Buckeye. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A Dad A computer programmer A Fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. My Father and mother were converted to the church in 1956 in Sandusky Ohio. I grew up on a small farm and the family raised cattle on our farm. During my youth the church membership was very small and we had to travel long distances to attend meetings with other Latter-Day Saints. My father though being baptized into the church didn’t really attend many church meetings with the family. I was about 18 years old and decided to serve a mission for the church for 2 years. This was a very new thing to my family since my 5 older brothers did not serve a mission and I was the very first missionary to leave from the area in Ohio were we lived. I was assigned to Sydney Australia which seemed at the time so far away from the small farm that I lived on. Working a missionary was a great experience and I was able to see God’s work in my life and the people we met in Australia.

How I live my faith

I have married in a temple of the Lord to my wife Joyce for time and all eternity. My two daughters and Son have been sealed to us and we can be together forever as a family. This great blessing comes to us and other family members that have saving ordianances performed in the temple. I try to be an example to my family by living the commandments which brings us true happiness in this life.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Tim
The Book of Mormon is just not a name of the Broadway Tony award winning best musical. It is the word of God. As much fun that can be poke at by the creators of the musical, The Book of Mormon has been excepted and followed by many more millions then will ever watch the Broadway musical. Just as the Bible is a book that was written anciently by prophets and helps people believe and know about Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon was written by prophets and teaches about Jesus Christ. As a person reads it sincerely and prays and ask God if it is true, they can know for themselves that it is true. The name "Mormon" comes from one of the last of these ancient prophets that recorded such events as Jesus Christ visit to a group of people that lived on the American continent. Jesus Christ taught these people, He healed their sick and blessed their children. Knowing that Jesus Christ gave us another witness of His Resurrection helps me to know that He lives and we will also be resurrected and live again. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tim
It is said that by grace we are saved after all we can do. Through Jesus Christ's atonement or His suffering for our sins if we repent. Through God's love and mercy he has given us the gift of the resurrection that we will live again once are bodies die. We can also have eternal life and return and live in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Having Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and keeping the commandments show that I believe that Jesus will save us from spiritual death and physical death and provide a way for us to live once again with our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less