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Hi I'm TJ

I'm a father, a husband, and I work in health care. My dream job is owning a major league baseball team. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a happily married man with two beautiful daughters. I work in the health insurance industry but ironically my favorite foods include BBQ, pizza, burgers, and milkshakes. My interests include exercising, sports, enjoying the outdoors, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were baptized into the church before I was born so I have been fortunate enough to have it in my life from the beginning. I grew up surrounded by other members and was baptized when I was eight years old. However, I can't say that I truly became converted until around the age of 18. Still then, I didn't fully understand what it meant to have a testimony of Jesus Christ. My testimony came when I served a mission in San Francisco, California where I preached the gospel 12 hours a day, seven days a week for two years. This forced me to learn for myself the truthfulness of the gospel and the importance of the Savior in our lives. Now, I can say that I love the gospel of Jesus Christ with all my heart and don't know what I would do without it. Having the knowledge of where I came from, why I'm here, and where I'm going gives me strength and direction in life. It gives me something to turn to when life gets difficult and no one is there to help but the Lord. Perhaps the greatest reason behind my membership in the church is knowing that my family relationships don't end after this life but continue on forever. This can only be done through the property authority of the Priesthood. I love my wife and children more than anything and the concept of eternal relationships brings me the most happiness.

How I live my faith

One of the great things about being a Mormon is the opportunity to work with the youth. I currently have the privilege of serving with the young men between the ages of 14 and 15. This involves attending class every Sunday in addition to weekly activities called Mutual. However, the real fun comes with the camping trips and scouting activities throughout the year where the young men learn self reliance and discipline. I have an incredible calling that allows me to help prepare the youth to be future husbands, fathers, and leaders. In addition, I serve as a Home Teacher where I meet with a few families each month in their home to make sure they have everything they need. Conversely, I have Home Teachers that do the same for me. We talk about life, interests, and most importantly, the Savior. We typically also share quick spiritual messages from either the scriptures or church magazines. This is a great opportunity to build lasting friendships with other families or individuals in the ward.