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Hi I'm Tom Moon

I grew up in southeast Idaho. I'm an environmental scientist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work supporting research and development in environment, energy, and national security. I have been married to the love of my life for 23 years. She is a beautiful, talented women. Together we have four amazing, equally talented children. In 1984, I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Arcadia, California. For two years, I worked with people from all countries in South America that spoke spanish. I enjoy bike riding with my family, camping, and working on projects around the house (our work in progress!). We have a dog and a cat. I tolerate the cat. My wife tolerates the dog. With my wife's musical abilities, all of our children have been involved in learning an instrument. We have two french horn players, a clarinet player, and a bass clarinet player. Much of our time is centered around music. Our joy is seeing them learn, progress and grow in confidence as they put forth the effort.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I watched my parents, growing up on a farm, I saw their kindness, generosity, and love to all those with whom they came in contact. During my teenage years, there were many challenges in our home but my parents always maintained their committment to following Jesus Christ and doing as He did. As I learned more about the Savior, Jesus Christ, I learned what brought true happiness and it was not fleeting. After I married, I wanted the same experiences my parents provided to me for my children. This included a stable, loving home, fun, and hard work.

How I live my faith

I currently have the opportunity to work with the youth of our stake. A stake represents a geographical area encompassing usually 7 or 8 wards, which are smaller geographical areas within the stake. It is exciting to see the light in the eyes of the youth. They are full of hope, energy, and goodness. Unfortunately, the world portrays a bleak outlook for them. I work with the youth leaders to encourage them to put forth their very "best" effort in teaching, training and strengthening the young men and women, the upcoming generation. It is very enriching and fulfilling to know that in some small way, I'm preparing the future for great challenges and grand opportunities.