What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Thelmer

Hi, I’m Thelmer, and, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband of the greatest woman in the world, father of 8 children, grandfather of 33 and great-grandfather of 19 with 3 more on the way. I am a retired auto parts store owner and printer and am a native of Arizona. I have lived in Arizona practically all of my life. The first half of my childhood days I lived in the White Mountains of Arizona and the second half in a small town in southeastern Arizona. I am a graduate of New Mexico Military Institute in Rroswell, New Mexico, high school division. I am retired now, and my wife and I have served two full time missions for the Lord. I now spend my spare time in working in family history and enjoy assisting others in their search for their forbears. The family is the primary and most important unit in our lives. I spent many years working in the Scouting movement, both as a leader of young men and a trainer for the adults, including many experiences in the Wood Badge program. I also served eight years as a small town Mayor, a great experience for me.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 23 years of age. I remember that I had always felt that there was something spiritually missing in my life. Once I had learned for myself the absolute truthfulness of the Gospel of Happiness as offered by a kindly Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, I went forward with the church and never looked back. I hve found that service to others brings true happiness and fulfillment and I have tried to do my best to be “A Friend of Man”.

How I live my faith

My wife and I live in a fairly quiet part of Tempe and we are well acquainted with most of the families on our cul-de-sac. We have helped with block breakfasts and have shown by our example some of the tings that can be done in the way of food and water storage. We try to be of service where we can in the neighborhood.