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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up in Utah. I recently graduated high school and am studying in college as a Music Major. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love music, especially classical and jazz. I play four instruments including the piano, tuba, trombone, and flute. My favorite thing about music is that it is a language all people can understand. Because of this love of music I decided to work for a degree in music. I also enjoy playing and watching sports, especially football and basketball.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the principles and teachings of this church, the Saviors church, are not only true but they are truly helpful in general life. I grew up as part of a family that were members, I was baptized when I was eight years old. However in future years much of my family fell away from the church. Now almost everyday I can recognize the happiness that comes from living a gospel centered life because I also see the unhappiness that comes from not living a life centered around faith in Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus is the Christ and that He is the Reedemer of all mankind who truly come unto Him. I know, through prayful study, that the Book of Mormon is the word and work of God. I know that by living the teachings found within its pages we will come closer to our Savior and to our Father in Heaven. I know that although we all have troubles and hardships in life, through faith in Jesus Christ we can recieve the strength that we need to carry on in any situation.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. However, one of my favorite ways that I can live my faith is through service. I serve as a youth counselor for a special needs youth group. The participants in this program range in both age and disability. Each Thursday night we meet as a group and have an activity centered around helping others and having fun. I love the oppurtunity to associate with these special children of our Father in Heaven and have developed such a larger understanding of our Heavenly Father's love for each one of His childern. I also love the oppurtunity to study from the scriptures and to study the words of a living Prophet and Apostles. I believe that if one truly wants to draw closer to the Savior they should study the scriptures, pray, and look for every oppurtunity to serve.

What is faith?

Tim
The scriptures teach that faith is a hope in something that is not seen but true.(See Hebrews 11:1) To have faith in God means to trust Him and trust that His commandments are in place for our happiness and benefit. If we have faith we will keep His commandment and strive to follow Him. We don't have to know everything to have faith. In fact, if we have faith we trust that God will help us despite our weaknesses. Faith gives us a hope that good will come even if we can't see it right now. Faith is gained and strengthened through acting on the faith we have. Show more Show less