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Hi I'm Tom Moore

I'm married to the angelic mother of our 9 chidren & we have 16 grandchildren. I'm a business owner . . . and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Carson City, NV and was raised in a wonderful family by parents who loved each other & with 4 sisters who continue to be close friends. In high school, I was active in baseball, basketball, track, football, music & student gov. I attended the U of Utah on a football scholarship as a running back and at that time, the world was in turmoil. I saw the emergence of the hippie culture, the assassinations of great leaders & the agony of the Vietnam War. I began to question life's purposes, became lazy in my relationship with God & ultimately un-true to myself. After my sophomore year, I returned home, but I was discouraged & felt that even with successes, I was on the wrong path. My casual relationship with God hadn't served me well & I recognized that the only way to achieve peace was to re-acquaint myself Him. I decided to fast and pray about what direction to take in my life & for 3 days & nights, I went without food or water. Early on the 4th day, I dragged myself to the top of a secluded mountain overlooking Lake Tahoe & I knelt & humbly poured out my heart to God. As never before, I felt the Spirit of God & His love. I also had my beliefs confirmed & felt moved to serve a mission for my Church - a decision that changed my life. I have spent most of my business life as an executive & entrepreneur & today I run a financial services business associated with New York Life Insurance & NYLIFE Securities. I'm also launching a recording label in Nashville.

Why I am a Mormon

First & foremost, I believe in God, Jesus Christ & the Holy Ghost & that they are 3 different & distinct individuals with a shared mission of bringing joy & eternal life to God's children. Jesus Christ is my Savior & Redeemer & I believe he atoned for the sins of all mankind & the imperfections of the world. I believe the Bible contains the teachings of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ & those of their chosen prophets & apostles. I have studied many religions who teach truths that I embrace, but they also teach conflicting & confusing doctrines. For instance, in John 17:3, Christ taught "And this is life eternal, that they may know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent." It's clear that we must know God & Christ. However, some churches teach that God, Christ & the Holy Ghost are one being. Others teach they are different. Some teach Christ rose from the dead with a resurrected body; others believe the resurrection was only figurative. Some teach that God is a spirit; others believe he is a man (Genesis 33:11, "And the Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh unto his friend.") One reason Christ called apostles & prophets was to ensure that His teachings were clear. But, with our confused world, there has never been a more important time for God to call prophets. In Amos 3:7, we learn that "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets." I testify that in the same way John the Baptist was called to prepare the way for Christ's ministry, apostles & prophets are today preparing the world for his return. In Ephesians 2:19-21, we learn that Christ's church was "built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets . . ." In Ephesians 4:11-14 we learn why, including "Till we all come in the unity of the faith . . ." With love, I invite all of my brothers & sisters of the world to learn more about these wonderful truths by exploring www.mormon.org or contacting me.

How I live my faith

We have a "lay" ministry, which means there is no paid clergy. Each congregation is run by the collective efforts of its members. We not only teach & preach to each other, we also clean the building, party & work together to serve the community. It's truly a family environment that includes people from all walks of life. On more than one occasion, I have helped clean our church building & most often I'll be working side-by-side with CEOs of notable companies, construction workers, teachers, CPA's, attorneys, physicians & others of varied professions & backgrounds. Egos are checked at the door & the best part is that we enjoy each other's company & accomplish a lot of good together. The same mindset exists with the way we run our worship services and support organizations. We have volunteers that manage and staff organizations for children, youth, women, men and combined activities. We also like to come together to assist our community. Recently, several Mormon congregations volunteered to help refurbish a local high school that was in great need of solving some deferred maintenance problems. Budget cuts had made it impossible to move forward. On a Saturday, over 500 adult Mormons descended on the facility with tools, paint brushes, shovels, etc. and with a well-organized effort, there was an incredible amount of good, quality work accomplished. My callings in the church have mostly been in leadership positions for the congregation. I have served once as a Bishop (the leader of a congregation); 5 times as one of two counselors to a Bishop; and other times as the leader of youth and adult groups within the congregation. At this juncture in my life, I'm teaching an adult Sunday School class and thoroughly enjoying the experience. As a Mormon, I find my life to be very full because it isn't just a Sunday religion. If I'm true to my beliefs, I am living my religion daily and figuring out ways to serve and help others – in, and out of my church.