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Hi I'm Tim Padilla

I'm a Mormon. I was Born in Denver Colorado at St. Joseph's Hospital. I grew up in Westminster Colorado.

About Me

Hi, my name is Tim. I grew up in Westminster CO. I was your average kid. I enjoyed playing football, baseball, basketball, and soccer. I only attended church on Easter and Christmas. I was usually in trouble in school. I would get good grades in academics but horrible grades in citizenship, lol. I was a class clown, always giving my teachers a hard time. I spent a lot of time in the principals office or in the student support center. I went to high school and even though I didn't get good grades I managed to stay eligible for sports. I focused on soccer and played year round indoor and outdoor. I moved in tenth grade but I was old enough to drive so I continued attending the same high school and graduated with kids I had known since first grade. I worked for my grandpa throughout school and began working for him full-time doing masonry after graduation. I became a journeyman mason when I was 22 yrs. old and was actually the second youngest mason to lay block on Invesco Stadium. When I was 23 yrs. old I moved to FL. I decided because I wasn't married and I didn't have children that I wanted to travel the country. I did and I've lived in Las Vegas NV, AZ, NM, OH, PA, KY, FL, and visited about ten other states. I decided to move home after my marriage turned sour. I've been back here for about two yrs. now and I have to say with all the unbelievably hot places that I've lived that I love the snow. Colorado is still the most beautiful state to live in. It's wonderful to be home.

Why I am a Mormon

When I came across the missionaries. I was living in AZ. I was married and working as a block mason. I had agreed to watch a friends new puppy. One day I the missionaries were trying to contact his neighbor and I began talking to them. I had been praying for God to show me a church to go to where I would feel comfortable. I wanted to learn about God and his plan for my life. I knew a couple Mormon's growing up but they had never shared their beliefs with me. In their defense I wouldn't have paid any attention back then anyway. After I spoke briefly with the missionaries I set up a time to meet with other missionaries. I bombarded them with questions about the bible and at first would only study with them out of the bible. After a while I agreed to study out of the Book of Mormon to see the similarities. It wasn't long before I could see that the Book of Mormon was inspired by the spirit of God. I read it every chance I got and met with the missionaries two to three times a week. Their honesty and sincerity won my over. I knew they were preaching the word of God for the right reasons. I decided to get baptized but my wife said If I did get baptized she would divorce me. The missionaries urged me to wait and pray for my wife which I did. My marriage fell apart and I moved back to Colorado six months later and was baptized in the Arvada sixth ward. I decided to take a job in which I traveled up and down the east coast for a distribution company. I was blessed with the opportunity to meet thousands of church members in the different cities I worked in. I also had the chance to accompany missionaries on tracks to talk to potential new members. I've been blessed in so many ways since becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I moved back here about two years ago and even though sometimes I fall here and there. Heavenly Father is always there to pick me up and brush me off. I know that the Holy Spirit is my constant companion. In Jesus name amen

How I live my faith

I am usually very busy with work so I'm somewhat of a slacker when it comes to church activities. I try to do charity work for friends and family. I give until it hurts sometimes lol. I've done temple work for my ancestors and accompanied missionaries during my travels since becoming a member. I've volunteered at cannerys for the elderly. I know I need to do more and I'm looking forward to excepting new responsibilies to advance to Gospel of Jesus Christ. I try to live a clean virtuous life that is filled with the love of Christ for other people to notice. I feel that if I do good and share everything I have with the people around me that one day they will want to know why I changed my life. I look forward to family and friends be baptized in the name of The Father, The Son, and The Holy Ghost. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is where Heavenly Father wants me to grow both physically and spiritually. I'm grateful for the scriptures and everything that they have taught me. I say these things in the name of our precious Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Amen.