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Hi I'm Tim Rich.

I grew up all over America. My wife and I are college students. I love to make movies, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Alaska, Illinois, and Utah. My wife and I are students, going on two years of laughter-filled marriage. I love to play ice hockey, board games, rugby, video games, ultimate, soccer, and any instrument I can get my hands on. I sew, build furniture, bake, and fix cars. I volunteer-teach people how to ice skate. My passion is movie-making and I plan on starting a film studio after graduating. I most love to spend my time talking and laughing with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My main purpose in this life is to follow Jesus Christ. He lived, suffered, and died so that I could have the opportunity to return and live with Him, Heavenly Father, and my family if I will just follow His example. Christ established His church with apostles and prophets when He was on the earth. Persecution and transgression led to an apostasy, where Christ's servants were no longer present to provide His revelations for the guidance of His church. However, because God is loving, He restored His church to the earth through a prophet. That prophet was Joseph Smith, and to help us know that he was truly God's prophet, God provided proof. The Book of Mormon is another testament of the life and mission of Jesus Christ, written by prophets in the ancient Americas. Their record was written on gold plates and buried in the earth. God revealed the location of these plates to Joseph Smith and gave him the power to translate these words. The Book of Mormon is a proof that God worked through Joseph Smith as a prophet. It is proof because we can read it and ask God if it really comes from Him. The Holy Ghost came to my heart and into my soul to testify that the Book of Mormon does come from God, that it testifies of Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world. This witness from God also tells me that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that through him, Christ's church was restored to the earth. Christ leads it today through apostles and prophets. As I listen to and heed their words, I am following my Savior's will for me, today. God lives, and He loves us. He speaks to prophets just like He did in ancient times, because He is an unchanging God. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know that it is Christ's church, that He leads it, and that, if my greatest desire is to follow His example, it is the best place on earth to learn His ways in these days.

How I live my faith

My wife and I just moved, so we don't have any responsibilities in our new ward (congregation) yet. However, in our last ward, I worked together with other leaders to teach a group of young men ages 16-18, known as a Priests Quorum. As a Priests' Quorum adviser, I would teach lessons on Sunday with the young men, helping them, me, and the whole quorum to learn more about being a disciple of Jesus Christ. During the week, we had activity nights on Wednesdays to help with the overall development of these young men. We would have worked on Scouting requirements, but all of the young men in our group had already earned their Eagle awards! Instead, we'd play sports, perform acts of service, learn new trades/skills, and continue spiritual learning. Our purpose is to help these young men become good husbands, kind fathers, strong leaders, and committed disciples of Jesus Christ, blessing the lives of any and all people that they will come in contact with. With my wife, I go to church on Sunday to get the sacrament. Christ established the sacrament as an act that helps us to remember Him each week, repent of (or turn from) our sins, and strive to do better in following His example. We learn from the scriptures and modern prophets in Sunday School classes - how to be better spouses, parents, friends, and neighbors. We learn how to avoid the moral problems that the world faces without forgetting that God wants us to love all of His children. We pay one-tenth of what we earn (tithing) to help the work of God move forward on the earth. Paying tithing helps us avoid selfishness and contributes to programs that: teach and enable self-reliance for the poor or uneducated; build churches; print religious books; grow and distribute food to those who need it. No one in the church is payed for the service that they render, be they bishop, Sunday school teacher, or youth leader. My wife and I read scriptures, pray, serve others, and strive to have perfect love, like our Savior.