What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Tom

My wife and I are parents to four children and grandparents to three grandsons. We love spending time with family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have woked in a variety of positions in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years. My career has taken our family to St. Louis, Atlanta and now Denver. My wonderful wife and I have been blessed with four wonderful children and three very bright and amazing grandsons! We love to get together regularly, share good food, play games and enjoy this beautiful state of Colorado. While in high school, I had an American History teacher who sparked a love for those who sacrificed so much for the founding of this land. We are deeply grateful for the freedoms that we enjoy. Over the years I have also developed a great deal of respect for Abraham Lincoln and all that he did to preserve this country. When my wife and I were dating, she discovered my admiration for Lincoln. She organized a birthday party in honor of Abraham Lincoln. We have been celebrating for 30 years every February ever since!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a father and mother who are very good, honest, and hard-working parents -- who also happened to be Mormon. Although raised in this faith, I had to come to know for myself whether the doctrines taught by the Church were indeed true. Prior to servinng a mission for the church in Australia was a defining time in my life. I wanted to know for sure for myself whether the Book of Mormon was true and whether Joseph Smith was truly a prophet of God. I needed a confirming witness by the power of the Holy Ghost. As I worked and prayed and sought for that witness, the Holy Ghost spoke quietly yet powerfully to my heart that these things were indeed in true. And I also came to know that I had felt of that same influence of the Spirit at other times in my life. I have seen the hand of Jesus Christ in my life and in the lives of others around me. Through the Atonement of Christ I have the hope and faith that I can be washed clean of my sins and have the greatest blessing of all -- to live eternally in His presence.

How I live my faith

Our family is blessed with many wonderful friends. We strive to be good neighbors. I have had the opportunity to see this Church in action in Australia, Mexico and various areas of the United States. It is amazing to me to see the many, many hours that individuals unselfishly dedicate to serving one another and their community. My wife and I strive to establish patterns to stregthen our family -- which we hope to be an eternal family. Family prayer, scripture study, attending church together, and estabilishing family traditions that bind us together have been a tremendous blessing.

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Tom
The teachings of the church provide a great deal of comfort and strength -- especially when one loses a loved one. We believe that there is indeed life after death! Before the resurrection, our spirits go to the spirit world. All women and men who have lived here upon the earth will be resurrected because of Jesus Christ. Following God's final judgment, we will have the opportunity of living with family unit if we have honored the covenants that we made with God. I am grateful for the hope I have that I will someday be reunited with my father, a very close boyhood friend and other loved ones who have passed on. Show more Show less