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Hi I'm Tom

I'm a retired photographer, now I do woodworking out of my garage. I love to help others and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love choir and lead a mixed choir at church. I am in a second marriage and together we have 11 children and 15 grandchildren. That really keeps me busy, but I love having a big family! I love woodworking and started building caskets after my 22 year old son suddenly died, to help people who couldn't afford expensive ones. I found I loved working with wood and now I also build beds and other furniture. I love camping, outdoor cooking and fishing.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I come from a long line of Mormon ancestors and was born in the church, I have come to know for myself, beyond any doubt, that God speaks to a prophet today. He leads and directs His church Himself through this prophet as he did in days of old. I have received a witness of this through the Holy Ghost on many occasions so powerfully that I cannot and dare not deny it. I have witnessed and/or been the recipient of many miracles in my life. These have come through faith in the power of God and stand as a testament that Jesus Christ our Savior lives and cares about me personally.

How I live my faith

When I was nineteen years old, I served as a missionary for two years in the Philippine Islands. I still consider this one of the best experiences of my life. What I learned there has been carried with me throughout my life and still helps guide some decisions today. I love music and love to sing, so my participation in our church as a choir director is right up my alley. I work with a mixed choir of men and women's voices. Sometimes I am asked to cook for our church's outings such as overnight father and sons camp outs. My love for cooking and the outdoors makes this an enjoyable experience. I try to live what I believe. I help my parents and my wife's mother every week dedicating a day to fixing things for them, running errands, etc. This is important to me, because I feel a sense of responsibility to help them now in their golden years because of all they did for me to help me become the man I am today. I still look up to my parents and value their opinion and advice.