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Hi I'm Tim Burkhart

After 25 years of investigation, I was babtised into the LDS Church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from University of Montana in 1979 as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. I served our great nation for 21 years as an Army Officer. I left the service in 2000, and am curenly the COO for a national construction company. I live in Colorado because of my deep love of the outdoors and the hunting opportunies it provides.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent over 25 years attending the Church with my wife and children, but was strugglling with becoming a member. I had a hard time accepting all of the teachings and scriptures associated with the LDS Church. I knew the Church had strong family values, but I was never in one place long enough to get to know the Ward family that is the heart of the Church. In December 2008 I was challenged by my Bishop to "get off the fence" and make a decision regarding my true religious beliefs. I spent the next 10 months in discussions with my Home Teacher. I also spent a good deal of time praying for guidance from God. One question that my Home Teacher asked me was...what if this is all true? Playing with the answer made me think even harder. I know I still don't have all the answers regarding how faith plays out in my life, but I do know enough to accept the beliefs of the Church, and I was babtized in October of 2010. Since that date, I have received my endowments, and I have been sealed to my wife and adopted Grandchildren.

How I live my faith

I am a "scientific based" engineer by profession. I need to see it to believe it. Religion does not allow me that luxury. I need to believe what I can prove, and have FAITH that the other areas are also true. We all have faith that we have a brain, although we have never seen it. The same goes for religion. You know you have a brain because of what you can do and the many areas that are controlled by this organ. You can apply the same thought process to religion. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. You need to know enough, but you don't need to be able to prove everything. Have Faith in God...as he has Faith in you!