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Hi I'm Tim

I am a native Arizonan, I am a husband; father and I lead a very active life, physically, mentally and spiritually. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

About me: I have a wife, Reshel, whom I have been married to for twenty three years. I also have four children, three boys and one girl. I am grateful for the blessing of a family. I was born and raised in the Mesa Gilbert area in Arizona. I graduated from Mesa Community College, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University with a degree in education from each. I continue on with education by reading and studying and will continue to do so throughout my life. Because I believe that education is not something that is ever achieved. It is a lifelong pursuit. I worked my way through college as a welder and a lifeguard. I continued to do that work during the eight and a half years I worked as a teacher. I now work as a Hearing Instrument Specialist. Some of the things I enjoy include fitness, sports, and spending time with my family. I love to lift weights at the gym, swim, run, ride bikes and play softball. I do many of these things with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the church, I had to gain a testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel on my own. I had many questions and many doubts until I was twenty years old. That is when I took the opportunity and challenge to read The Book of Mormon in its entirety. As I read the book my understanding of Christ and His commandments began to sink into my heart. At the end of the book, Moroni, the last living Nephite prophet challenges us to pray to our Heavenly father to find out if the words in the book were true. I did pray and I received an answer that it was true. As I continue to read and study the book my testimony of its truthfulnes continues to strenghen and grows. I also love being a Mormon because of the emphasis on families. I love my family and I want to always be with them. I have learned that I can be with them always though the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I love this church because it helps me to be a better husband and father. It helps my wife to become a better wife and mother. I also helps teach my children how to be good people and how to serve their fellow men and God. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope. I am able to make mistakes in this life and through the Atonement I can be made clean again. That is so important to me because I am not a perfect person and I have need for this kind of help. I know that no unclean thing can enter into the Kingdom of God, and the Atonement allows me to be made clean through the blood of Christ. I am also so grateful for a living prophet. I know that as long as follow the prophet's teaching that I will reduce the errors that I will make when traveling through mortality. I know that if I follow his teachings that I will be safe. When the prophet speaks it is important to learn his words and to immediately apply them to life.

How I live my faith

I remember the day that I made a decision to live my faith. To me that meant that I would fulfill my callings and assignments, and that I would read and study the scriptures and other church materials. It also meant that I would volunteer for any service needed if I was available to help, and that I would attend and participate in all church activities possible. I have had diverse callings and assignments. Most of them have kept me busy working with the youth in my church, particularly the young men ages twelve to eighteen. I have also been blessed to work with children as young as three years of age and with adults in their nineties and beyond. Some of the work I have done has consumed a considerable amount of time. It can be exhausting work, but it has always been worth the effort. I have considered each assignment to be a blessing. I currently work as a leader in a men’s group. This position allows me to work not only with the men, but also with their families. Part of the work I do includes making sure the needs of the widows are taken care of too. It has allowed me to serve in diverse ways. It can be very challenging, and it is always rewarding. I also have the honor to work with leaders of our young men program. Part of the program that we use is the Boy Scouts of America. I have the unique opportunity to serve in positions to help train these leaders. I also have a responsibility to ensure that they are informed of the major activities that will provide the young men that they oversee with opportunities to grow and develop into good citizens and men of God. I always attend all of the church activities that I am able to. These activities include Sacrament meeting, Sunday School, Priesthood Meeting, Conferences, Campouts, Parties, Temple service, and a variety of other service opportunities and social events. These activities have blessed my life and the lives of my family. We have made lifelong friends, and we have been strengthened.