What Is a Church Community?

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 Tim

I love cars and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since I was young, I always knew that I wanted to do something with cars. It wasn't long before I found out that in order to do what I really wanted to do in life, I needed to become an engineer. So I decided at a young age that I would, at some point, go to school to become an engineer to fulfill my life's dream. According to my parents, my elementary school teachers said that I would never amount to anything in mathematics. I was determined to fulfill my dream, even if it did mean slogging through Calculus. In the end, I persevered, but not without an amazing amount of hard work and prayers. Today I have successfully completed not only a BS in Engineering, but an MS in Engineering as well as an MBA. To say that I feel like I have put those mathematics concerns to a rest would be an understatement. While I no longer work in the automotive industry, my first passion (after my wife and serving in the church) is the automobile.

Why I am a Mormon

Just because I was born into the church didn't mean that I would be without my own struggles and need to find out for myself if the church was true or not. Growing up I went to church every week but could not say that I truly believed; I went because I knew I was suppose to. At age 17 I took the challenge of a Sunday School teacher to find out for myself. One evening after taking some time to read a portion of the Book of Mormon, I knelt down on my knees to offer a sincere prayer and simply ask if it was true. I took the time to pray fervently and then stay on my knees for a few moments afterward to receive an answer. I was a bit disappointed when I did not receive an answer right away. I climbed into bed and pondered the things that I had just prayed about, and in the pondering of these things I was blessed with the most amazing warm and comfortable feeling that I had felt up to that point in my life. I knew right away that this was the confirmation that I was seeking. I did not know exactly how it would come, but the feeling I felt was nothing short of the pure love of my Heavenly Father. Because of this, I knew then just as I know now that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. As a result of this feeling, two years later I made the choice to serve the Lord as a Missionary for 2 years. Everything good in my life points back to that experience. If I would have never asked, I don't know where I would be today, but I can assure you that I would not be as richly blessed as I am now. Since then, I have had other experiences that have helped me to know that not only is the church true, but that we have a modern day prophet here on the earth today, and I also know that Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my service to the youth of the church. I am the president of the young men's organization and love working with the young men ages 12 - 18. I enjoy serving in this capacity because these young men are yearning to know more, and at the same time, learning so much from each other as they grow and develop as young leaders. Often times they will surprise me with their concern toward their peers and their mature choices that they make, that it pushes me to live a better life. I also live my faith through music. Each year our community performs "The Messiah" in conjunction with all the other Christian denominations in the area. The Lord has blessed me with the ability to sing, so I try to share it as often as possible.