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Hi I'm Todd

I'm from Idaho, I'm a Husband, Father of three, business owner and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Husband to a beautiful wife from Alaska, we meet in Idaho and I knew from the minute that I saw her that she was the one. Three years later we were married, she has been a great companion for me always helping me to be who I need to be. Some of our hobbies that we do together is Crossfit, she was certified through Crossfit and we love helping others with our knowledge, we also compete or complete triathlons together. We almost without fail have a date night each week that has been invaluable for our relationship. We are also parents of three children two girls and a boy. It's amazing to think that we have children as old as we do and that our house is in constant commotion, which is where date night has been so great! Our kids recently have taken to basketball as a hobby, which is great since basketball was love of my childhood. I still love church basketball and last year I played in two city leagues and we ended up taking 1st place in one and second place in the other. To see the kids start to love it as well has been exciting. I personally love to read and am currently in the process of trying to write a book, I might never finish but it's a fun process.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a member and my dad joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints before I was born. So I grew up in the church going to church every Sunday, we never really talked much about the church during the week and going on a mission was something never discussed. Everyone knew that I only had one goal growing up and that was to play college basketball, that being my only goal I really never contemplated going on a mission. After blowing both knees out, one during my sophomore year and the other my senior year, playing basketball was not an option for me. So I was living several hours away from home and I had no real direction. My room mate was also a member but was choosing to not care much about the church and was asking me if I was going to party along with him. I was getting tired of the pressure of saying no all the time, so I thought to myself that if the Church is true than of coarse I would say no, but if the church was not true than I would go ahead without guilt. Remember reading the Book of Mormon as a child I decided to follow Moroni's promise which is to pray and ask God if these things are true and that he will make them known to you that which is true. I knelt all alone in my room and prayed to my Heavenly Father, and asked specifically if Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and as I asked I felt a rush into my whole heart and soul that he was called by God to be the prophet of the world, and that he did restore the Priesthood upon the earth. The second thought that came just as intense was that I needed to serve a mission. I have had many many more experiences since than but they really reaffirm that one moment in time when I knelt in a desperate situation and he heard and answered my prayer. I could never deny that experience although I still struggle daily to put off the natural man and try to become like my Savior.

How I live my faith

I was called to serve a mission to the people of Lima, Peru which I served one year there. My knees could not handle the walking in the Andes so I was sent home to see my doctor. When I returned home I was able to teach my sister-in-law and she joined the church before I was sent to San Antonio, Tx to finish my two years of service. Upon returning home I have either been in one of two callings, with the young men or youth of the ward, or teaching "Gospel Doctrine" to the adults. I was recently released from my last stint with gospel doctrine for 4 and half years, and now I serve the leaders of the youth in a stake young mens presidency. I have loved all my callings in the church. I also love my families that I home teach as well. We love inviting the new families and neighbors over for dinner and games and we love that we have an amazing community of great people.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Todd
I believe that the church's welfare system is one of best evidences that it's the true church of Christ upon the earth. It's truly set up to lift up God's children when they are down, whether it be from a loss of job, health, or any hardship physical or spiritual. Christ's church would be the most organized and efficient when it comes to taking care of the widows, sick and afflicted... and there is no better organization in the world than The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less