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Hi I'm Virgil D Tooley

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am retired from working for the federal government. My hobbies are metal working, wood working, gardening, remodeling, an ace of all trades. I am a husband and father of 7 and a grandfather of 12 with one grandchild and one great-grandchild on the way. I spend 6 years in the army, one tour of Korea and one tour of Viet Nam. I am proud of my service to my country and very patriotic to the Constitution of the United States. When I was younger, I enjoyed traveling around the country and meeting people from all cultures. I am interested in science, technology, politics. I am a very conservative person.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith. I feel I can't get any more LDS than me. I was born in an LDS hospital in Utah by a good LDS family that taught me to be open-minded and that service to others was sometimes more important than receiving gratuities. I was always taught to question all things. So I went to other churches to help me understand what others believed so I wouldn't misunderstand what other people said about their faiths. I felt going by blind faith was wrong. Studying the scriptures and prayer helped me gain a testimony as well as above fore-mentioned. I am loyal to my faith because I believe the truth is found in understanding of others and understanding of oneself. I believe in centering my life, looking for help in my trials through my savior, not blaming others for my woes. I have been blessed greatly. Without t

How I live my faith

Since I was a youth, I have been called to leadership roles in my faith. I did them to the best of my ability. My one regret is I didn't go on a mission for the church as a youth. I did get to serve as a missionary in my later years. I was a boyscout leader and enjoyed helping the youth, I also taught Sunday School. When asked, I have contributed to the needs of others in our community by helping to fix things in elderly folks homes, working on members cars, etc. I believe that service is a great part of my faith. Whether it is for other faiths, or whether it is a person who is distrustful of your own faith, is not for me to question. When one of my children or grandchildren has a question that needs to be answered, I take great care in answering the matter that is bothering them. I visit the sick, I visit those in need. My whole thing in life is that I always felt that we are one large family.