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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up in a small town but now live in a city. I traded in working on machinery for a career in IT. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of three boys - one in high school and two in college. My wife and I are probably considered "older" parents because we got started late having children (medical issues). I love being a dad even though it's very hard sometimes. I also love being married to my best friend who I've known for about four decades. I consider myself to be a technology enthusiast and like to "play" with new technology. It's fun to figure out how things work then apply it to solving everyday issues. I also enjoy being outdoors, taking hikes in the mountains with my family. Prior to having children, my wife and I climbed about a dozen of Colorado's fourteeners. Prior to that we had the opportunity to hike in the Swiss and Austrian Alps when we lived abroad.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't looking for a church prior to becoming a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of the events that took place earlier in my life tainted the way I viewed religion and considered anyone who talked about God to be a religious fanatic. I was in my early twenties pursuing a life that brought worldly pleasure but not lasting happiness. After a few years I had an experience that made me stop and question what I was doing with my life. It was really difficult to work through but I came out of it with a determination to change my life and focus on things that were really important. I started getting to know some Mormons through my wife and found that many of the things I had previously been told by so-called friends were simply untrue. I also found that they were not religious fanatics as I had feared. What I found was people who were genuine and were concerned for me and my welfare. Pretty soon I started attending church services with my wife (who had joined the Church in her teens) where I was impressed by what I was learning about God and Jesus Christ. I knew deep down that the things that I was being taught were true and right but I hesitated joining the Church. After about a year of attending meetings I decided to take the plunge - literally! Looking back, I wonder why I waited so long.

How I live my faith

My parents were not members of the Church but they were Christians who instilled in me the principles of hard work, honesty, integrity, and serving others. These are all things taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but now I have a greater understanding of why they are so important. I'm thankful that I have the opportunity to serve others because I really believe that when we are in the service of our fellow beings that we are indeed serving God (see Mosiah 2:17). As a family, we regularly pray together and read from and discuss the scriptures. It's a great feeling to know that I can discuss sacred things with my family and other members of the Church especially as it pertains to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I strive to live my life in harmony with His teachings though often fall short, however I know with His help I can overcome my weaknesses and become a better person.