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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up in Colorado. I am a full time student and enjoy life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado. I lived a fairly normal childhood. Throughout my high school years I enjoyed playing basketball with friends. Since 15 years old I have been a working student. When I was 19 years old I took two years out of my study to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Mexico. When coming home from my mission I was unable to continue full time school. I found a job and have learned every aspect of the job in less than a year working. While working I was able to take a couple of classes online to continue my education. I am currently studying full time and have been accepted into the Electrical Engineering program.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a "Mormon" all of my life. My testimony of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints didn't really come to me until my junior year in high school. I had always known the Church was true because of my parents but until my junior year I didn't know it on my own. My junior year was a particularly hard year. My brother had gone on his mission, and most of my friends had girlfriends. At times I had felt alone and unsure of my purpose. I didn't tell anybody really of this slight depression because it was my own and I needed to find myself. This year was the year President Gordon B Hinckley issued the challenge to read the entire Book of Mormon. I had gotten really behind. There were 3 days left in the year and I still had 400 pages to read. I took time off of work and for the next three days I read and I read. I finished the Book of Mormon for the first time by myself on December 31st, 2005 at around 8:30pm. From that day on, I have known that the Book of Mormon is a true record written by the inhabitants of ancient America. Which has shown me that Joseph Smith restored Christ's Church here upon the earth. I later served a mission to Mexico which strengthened me even more. When I first arrived in Mexico I felt such a depression hit me because of the lack of language skills and knowledge of what to do. In that time my relationship with Christ grew even more as I communicated with him at pretty much every minute. When I got home from my mission I have had hardships and trials like everyone else, but from my earlier experiences I know that the Lord is forming me into what he wants me to become rather than what I want to become. I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Right now I am single student, so I attend a congregation of single students. We have many different activities which go on throughout the week. I am able to attend a Family Home Evening group which helps us form a "family" outside of our family. The Church helps us become leaders by allowing us to lead and to experience many different things. Everyone in my congregation is able to participate in one way or another. I have had many opportunities to lead which has helped me more than it has helped others I believe. I have been able to work with troubled teens boys in Boy Scouts and have been able to create a relationship between them and our Father in Heaven which strengthened them and allowed them to better themselves. I have also been in charge of Sunday School which has been a new kind of job for me. Normally I am one that likes to do everything myself but I have learned to delegate so that others can learn and grow by teaching others principles in the gospel. I love to serve and look for small ways every day in which I can serve because I know that that is what the Christ would have me do.