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Hi I'm Tom

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family and I are immigrants to the United States. I am married with five children and 21 grand children. I have my own business for past 21 years. I am very active in community activities and have been a president of a community membership organization for past 20 years.

Why I am a Mormon

In my senior year in high school, I was pondering on the answer to my questions for sometime. "Why I am here. Where did I come from, what would happen to me if I should die." Then I remembered a flyer that a missionary gave me over a year ago, which I threw a way after reading it.. But I remebered the name "Mormon" very vividly. It was a weird name which I had never heard before but it stuck in my mind. I finally found the church and made a visit one evening after school. It didn't look like a church I expected becaue it was a two story common wood building and looked like it was a small bed and breakfast type of house. But when I opened the door to enter I thought I was struck by a very bright light above me. A few people were moving around in from of me. A missionary came to greet me. After I took the missionary lessens I was convinced that my questions were answered. I obtained a permission from my parents and was baptized in the water of ocean in a cold winter. I had a privilege of baptizing my future wife a year later. I acknowledge that I have received many blessings from God ever since I was baptized and have been led by His hand through out my life and blessed with the children living the gospel. I know God lives and Jesus Christ is our Savior and we have a prophet who has an authority from God like the ancient times. I testify this is to be true. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

Ever since i was baptised I have served in many capacities in the church, I was involved with many young people's activities, dances, music, plays etc. and even organzed a boy scout program in a stake as a 2nd counseler in the stake presidency, though I had never being a scout myself. As a high council member, I worked with local leaders and visited many less active members. I have been very active in a Japanese community organization organizing, and presiding as a president and coordinating with other similer organizations. I have invited many cultural delegates from Japan in the past 20 years and presented many charity performances and invited many local community leaders to introduce our own regional culture. The development of the future leaders is my responsibility in the organization and I have arraanged some youth opportunities to visit and study abroad at expenses paid by a Japanese prefectural government.