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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a Mormon. I live in the Phoenix area, and enjoy my family, sports and music.

About Me

I grew up in Denver, Colorado and Provo, Utah. I graduated from BYU, where I met my wife, Carie, and have been married for 32 years. We've lived in the Phoenix area for over 30 years, and have raised our three children here. I've been in the pharmaceutical sales industry for the past 25 years. I also taught evening marketing courses at Mesa Community College for 22 years. I enjoy studying church history, traveling, following politics, playing golf, singing and playing the guitar, and am a complete Beatle nut ( I need to get a life!) I enjoy following my favorite sports teams: the Denver Broncos, where I sold cokes at their games growing up, ,the Angels, Suns, Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Coyotes, and of course, my beloved BYU Cougars!

Why I am a Mormon

My mom and dad divorced when I was little. I was baptized into the Methodist Church as a baby. When my mom remarried, my step dad was a Mormon, raised in Southern Utah. I started attending church at age 6, got baptized at age 8. I enjoyed playing sports growing up, and participated in youth church sports, and made many friends because of my activity in those sports. I wasn't always active as a yougster, but upon attending Seminary as a 9th grader, I began to develop my testimony. I felt the Spirit for the first time during my Patriartical Blessing at age 18. I served a two year mission to Melbourne Australia, and really became converted, by identifying the Spirit bearing testimony to me throughout my mission. The best question I ever asked was to ask my wife to marry me. We met at BYU in 1974, during our freshman year, and got married in 1979. She is the joy and rock of my life, and together we have raised three wonderful children.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve in the Church in various ares. I've been a teacher for most of my life in the church, teaching youth Sunday School and Gospel Doctrine classes, taught every primary class from nursery to Valiant B, been primary chorister, helped in the Scouting program, worked in the Public Affairs area for the Church, been a Stake Athletic Director, Ward Music Director, served as a Prison Chaplan, was called as a Executive Secretary, along with Elders Quoum Presidencies, and High Priest Group Leaderships and had the blessing working as an ordinace worker in the Mesa AZ Temple. In all these callings, I've been blessed to feel the Holy Ghost guide me and bless me and my family as I served in His Kingdom. Being a lay church, we truly have opprtunities to reach out and serve our fellow man. I have been the recipient of being served by others numerous times, and the love and closeness we feel by serving one another is one of the greatest blessing the Church can offer. I remember speaking with one senior sister while we were both serving in the temple. She said to me, " God Bless this Curch, because it gives old people something to do"!

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Tim
To find out if the Church is true, it really is a simple process that the Lord has instituted. He has said, by the fruits ye shall know them. Basically the truthfulness of this church comes down to one simple question. Was Joseph Smith telling the truth? Did he actually see Heavenly Father, and Jesus Christ, and did they actually restore the Church through him in the latter days? The fruit of Joseph Smith is the Book of Mormon. If the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph was telling the truth, and he is a Prophet, and this is the only true and living Church upon the face of the earth. If the Book of Mormon is false, the Church is not true, and Joseph Smith is a fraud. That is why Moroni 10:4-5 is so important. Moroni Challenges the reader to sincerely read, ponder and pray to find out if the Book of Mormon is true. And If you do it with a sincere heart, and not being afraid of the truth, the Lord will manifest the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon to you through the power of the Holy Ghost. You will feel a burning sensation within your bosom, and feel warm, and loved as God speaks to you directly. You have to find out for yourself if the Book of Mormon is true. Once you discover the Book of Mormon is true, then EVERYTHING else about the Church is true. When you have a question about some doctrine of the church, all you have to do is find out the Church's answer, and if the Book of Mormon is true, then that answer is true. Show more Show less