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Hi I'm Tim Larson

I grew up in small town America and still live there. I have visited many places in the world and appreciate the rural life.

About Me

I am a father of three grown and married children and am in my 35th year of marriage. I have two grandchildren and one on the way. I am a runner, a swimmer and a motorcycle rider. I live near the Columbia River in the foothills of the Cascades and love the outdoors. At the age of 50 I graduated college, ran my first marathon and celebrated 25 years of marriage. During my years as a young father I coached baseball, basketball and soccer.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a young boy I attended church for most part in the Pentecostal faith. My Grandfather was a minister as well as several of my uncles. My great grandparents were zealots in the faith and that influence was passed down to me by my mother. I can always remember desiring to have a relationship with God and Jesus Christ. I was never a very good student of the Bible but I do remember the stories as they were taught in Sunday school classes and I always felt love from God. I remember many times during my childhood wondering why I was on the earth and how I really came to be. I also had deep desire to know where I would go after this life was over. At a time in my life when I was truly searching for truth and meaning I was invited to listen to the message of the restoration as presented by the Mormon missionaries. I heard from them that there was once again a profit on the earth, a man lead by God to help people draw closer to Heavenly Father. I had been confused by all of the different churches in the world. I felt the inspiration of the Holy Ghost telling me that this church was where I would find all of the truth necessary to lead me to God in a way that would make me complete and prepare me to return to live with my Heavenly Father. I felt peace and comfort, joy and happiness that I had found a church and a religion that was willing to accept me in spite of my weaknesses. I had found a church that was willing to help me progress and overcome the world, for I had found little peace in living the ways of the world. I wanted peace in my life and peace for me came from following the ways of my Heavenly Father in truth. I found my peace and truth in the Mormon faith.

How I live my faith

I try to keep the commandments and follow the Saviors example of charity, to be kind and patient with people in my daily associations. I love my family especially my wife and attempt to provide for them. In my daily prayers I ask for help to serve others in some way. Rarely are my prayers unanswered and I am provided opportunities to help someone. I serve in the Church as an ecclesiastical leader and am involved in the Boy Scout organization.