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Hi I'm Toby King

I'm a Mormon. I am a proud husband and father of three whom I'm going to be together with for eternity!

About Me

I am the oldest of Five children, brought up in a very loving home. My parents were magnificent parents and really taught us with love and understanding. As the oldest, I was the first to experience all the "new things" in life and my parents were sure to discuss things with me, but never the ones to limit what I was able to experience. It taught me to rely on my testimony and understanding of the plan that Heavenly Father has for us. I am currently working as a member of a great team at a Quick-Service restaurant here in Arizona. We moved out here close to 6 years ago and we really like it. Yes, there is 9 months of summer, but the people and the church here are amazing! I am also going to school online full-time and earning my Bachelors degree in Business Management. That is a challenge with the limited amount of time there is in a day, but I'm getting through it. Most importantly, I am a husband and a father of three amazing kids. We go through the struggles that every family has but the love in our home is the glue that holds us all together. I am Diabetic and have been since 1977. I am on an insulin pump that allows me to do all the things that "normal" people do on a daily basis. For a long time I thought I was being "victimized" with this illness, but just over 2 short years ago I was introduced (again) to the infinite wisdom of God when my middle child was diagnosed with the same illness. I needed to learn to take care of him to the best of my ability.

Why I am a Mormon

My father was raised Mormon. In his high school years, and immediately after, he became very less active and followed the ways of the world for awhile. He dated my mother all through high school and they got married shortly after graduating. After a few years they started having kids and settled down in a nice home in Southern California. Little did they know that right down the street was a childhood friend of my Dad's that wad then President of the Elders Quorum. He started getting my Dad excited about the church again. One day my parents ran into some LDS missionaries and a few days later they were both being taught the missionary discussions. In a short amount of time my Dad was back active in the church. My Mom has said that she liked what she was being taught, but that it wasn't until the Elders taught them about Eternal Families that she was converted fully. They had two little kids at the time and she wanted assurance that their little family could stay together in this life and the life to come. A little while later, my Dad baptized my Mom into the true church of Jesus Christ. All my siblings were born into this incredible faith. I grew up knowing that there was something greater out there. My Parents weren't the best about always talking about the church and the gospel, but I could tell they were fully vested in the church. The way my parents carried themselves and the respect that others gave them for being a little different in their moral choices was enough to make me proud to be a Mormon. When I turned nineteen it was time to commit to a mission. I had always planned to go on one. But as the time drew nearer I rallied that it was time to no longer lean on the testimonies of Mom and Dad. One night in the MTC I knelt down and asked to know if this church was true. Heavenly Father sent such awesome feelings of peace, happiness, and overwhelming joy that there was no question that I was (and still am) on the right track in my life.

How I live my faith

I am trying to do better at always being a teacher of the gospel and faith to my family. I love the moments where we can have those "Church Talks", when all the kids are listening, even the little one, and I can feel the spirit as my wife and I are answering a question(s) related to our faith. Outside the home, everyone I associate with knows that I am Mormon. They respect me for the things that I don't do (drink, smoke, watch R-rated movies) and always make sure to invite me and my family to outside functions. I make it a point not to openly discuss and start conversations with people at work about the church. The main reason for this is because I am in a role of leadership there and don't want there to be any confusion around any conversation based on religion. But everyday i hope for the ability to act and carry myself in such a way that somebody will ask me about myself and about my church so that those floodgates can be opened and the Spirit can lead me to what to say to them that will have a lasting impact on them.