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Hi I'm Thomas

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married 7 years, and have 2 sons. (I was married previously as well.) I have a Bachelors in IT, a Masters in Business, am working on a Masters in Project Management, am ITILv3 certified, am a registered Project Management Professional (PMP), and have completed WoodBadge (Boy Scout Leadership Training). My wife and I have remodeled our house and have a garden. I also have a Cichlid tank, build computers, work on cars and play computer games off and on. I enjoy working on my genealogy, and currently have 10 mostly-complete generations, with about 35,000 people in my own personal database. I am a ScoutMaster and enjoy camping, fishing, and hunting.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into the Church, that is, my parents were members when I was born, my entire family stopped attending by the time I was 10, and eventually left the church completely. That was 30 years ago. I believe I continued attending church because my Father in Heaven wanted me to. I can't say that I had a sure testimony at that time, but over the years I have built and received a testimony of my Savior and His gospel. On those days when life starts to get me down, I start to ask if it's really true, but can never finish the question before the answer comes.

How I live my faith

Like most people, I attend church every week and attend the Temple as often as I can. Where I really think that I live the gospel is in everyday life. I don't introduce myself as Thomas the Mormon, but people come to know it because I don't do shopping, play sports, or other things on Sunday. I don't drink, smoke, or swear. I'm generally happy, and I think it shows. People who know me sometimes ask why there is a difference. I'm happy to share what I believe, but having a non-member family, I have learned to share without judgement or expectation. My family still asks about different things - what is Heaven like, are families eternal, why do we need to go to church. I enjoy telling them about how I feel, and listening to how they see things. This has carried over into the rest of my life where I have friends who are members of non-LDS Christian, Muslim, agnostic, Jewish, and other churches.