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Hi I'm Tony Uminski

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Greetings! I grew up in Boston, Massachusetts at a great time -- the 50's and 60's! Love the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Boston College. I have two brothers and a sister. Both my parents are living with our Heavenly Father. Although we had issues, I always felt loved growing up and feel really blessed about that. I went to 12 years of Catholic schools, St, Matthew's in Dorchester and Don Bosco Tech in downtown Boston. I loved the Catholic Church and the foundation it gave me of Christ love for us. I turned 18 when Vietnam was going full-tilt. Rather than be drafted into the Army, I joined the Air Force, and ended up making it my career. I met my wife, Judy, at Andrews AFB, and we've had eight wonderful kids and now enjoy the company of 11 grandchildren. We joined the Church in Korea, when I was stationed there in the 70's. We have been truly blessed with our membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My career in the Air Force and also after I retired from active duty, was as a broadcaster! In the Air Force, that took our family to Spain, and Turkey overseas, and to Michigan, Indiana, South Dakota and Texas. After the Air Force, I worked for the San Antonio hockey teams as their radio announcer, and now teach for the East Central Independant School District.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up Catholic was really a blessing for me. My parents were active in the Church and I was an altar boy! I enjoyed going to St. Matthew's School, where the nuns taught me well, although I still don't have a clue what "new math" is all about. I decided to go to an all boys Catholic school, Don Bosco, mainly because I wanted to get a great education. While there, my main question with the Catholic Church revolved around the true nature of God. I didn't understand the concept of the Trinity. I would ask the priests at school about it, and they would reply, "It's a mystery." Ok -- I could live with that. Life went on, I joined the Air Force, found the love of my life, Judy, was sent to Korea on my first assignment as a broadcaster at the American Forces Korea Network in Seoul -- without Judy. My "quonset hut" buddy, Guy Coleman, of Heber City, Utah, was a fellow sports nut. We became great friends, and one thing I really loved about Guy was that he was true to his wife and true to his faith when he was there. When the news came over the wire that the president of the Mormon Church, Harold B. Lee passed away, I told Guy the news first. He said, "That means Spencer W. Kimball is the new president of the church!" As a Catholic who knew it took awhile before a new Pope was selected, this made a strong impression. When Guy left Korea, he asked the missionaries to stop by and talk to Judy (who joined me there in Korea) and I. They did. I wasn't too eager about this, but when I asked them, "When Jesus ascended into heaven and sat at the right hand of the Father, as it says in the Bible, what happened to His body?" This was the same question I had asked Catholic priests over the years with the mysterious answer given. Elder Nielson smiled his Idahoan smile and said, "Brother Uminski, He still has it." It was at this point that I began to investigate the Gospel of Jesus Christ and found out that it answered thost questons about God, and every other question of mine.

How I live my faith

I am a simple guy. I try and keep the commandments, treat others like I would like to be treated. Try and serve others and be an example for my kids and grandchildren. I try and stay positive -- work through the tough issues that have come down the pipe, and rejoice when the happy moments roll. It has been a great life!