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Hi I'm Tom

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Technically, I'm a retired Civil Engineer. But I still have a part-time position. This provides the means to do the things I enjoy, such as travel, fishing, and hunting. For travel my wife and I prefer cruises, with the Caribbean being the most common. My primary target when fishing is Steelhead (a sea going Rainbow Trout that returns to the rivers) that provides year-round opportunity. I have hunted not only in Washington, my home state, but also Montana and Utah. My primary target being Mule Deer, but also have had success with White Tail, Elk, Bear, and Antelope. When I'm home I enjoy time with my wife and two daughters. My son and his wife and daughter live nearby and are over frequently, as well. I also enjoy getting in better shape at the gym.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon for over thirty years now. When I was investigating the Church answers to a lot of questions seemed to easily fall into place that perviously had been vauge at best. Reading the Book of Mormon gave me an assurity that this was the word of God. The teachings and scriptures of the Church have given me a clear picture of God and his relationship to me.

How I live my faith

As a mormon I feel that it is important to "practice what you preach". I feel I am benefited not only spiritually but also physically by living the standards of the Church. What many may feel a restrictive guidelines are actually freedoms. We are all responsible for the choices we make and the consequences thereof. I am currently the Librarian for our Ward, but through the years I have served in the Ward as a Varsity Scout leader, Cubmaster, several secretary and clerk positions, a nursery leader and a few others I can't remember. I also served as a Councilor for the Stake (a stake is a collection of wards) Sunday School.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

When I vote look for the candiates or direction on issues that are consistant with my beliefs, as should everybody. For example: when asked about my stance on the issue on Pro-Choice I state that I agree that everyone has the right of free choice, but that choice must be made before conception because with the right of choice you are obigated to the consequences. That logic extends to virtually all political issues. Show more Show less