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Hi I'm Tom

I live in Canada. I love to learn. I love track and field, cross country, all other sports, and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Last year I was attending university at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and plan on returning there in a year. I've completed my first year of Chemical Engineering and enjoyed the time spent at school. I am living in Las Vegas currently and enjoy every minute. I'm very sportsy, I grew up playing the main high school sports (basketball, football, etc.) but my favorite is track and field. I would love to run for a university, especially BYU. I am also involved in Music. I love to play guitar as well as drums. I taught myself guitar, but I took drum kit lessons and I was a percussionist for my high school band for six years. I also love the outdoors, especially camping and traveling, and I plan on seeing the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, but I continue to be a member because I've come to discover that this church is true. Even if I didn't know it was true, I think I would stay a member (and have stayed a member) because it's just a great way to live. Obeying the commandments of the Lord will truely bring you happiness. The gospel of this church can bless you physically, for example, it helps you be healthy as you live the principles of the word of wisdom (a health code, which is something very important to me as an athlete who wants to perform his best). This church also helps you be a better person. Sometimes before people even discover I'm a member they point out that I'm just a really good person, and I owe that to following the example of Jesus Christ. I found this desire not entirely by reading scriptures or going to church, but mostly by noticing how people treated me (though reading scriptures and attending church certainly does help). When I forgave, people liked me. When I was kind, people liked me. When I tried to be like christ, I felt good. By being like Christ, I feel I have gained more friends, especially those that aren't members of our church. Maybe I'm one of few, but I have actually been treated better as I live the gospel and worse when I don't, and it's some of those reasons that make me want to keep living the gospel. I like being a good person because I make others happy and I make myself happy, and living the standards of this church does exactly that. As I've grown in the church, I've come to develop a testimony of my own, and it strengthens everyday. Deep down, I've always known that this church is true, and if the blessings of heaven and eternal life are true (which I know they are), then I would do anything to obtain it, and I know that the principles and ordinances of this church allow me to obtain eternal life and live with my family, God, and those I love forever in the eternity to come.

How I live my faith

I have taken my turn in serving in several leadership positions in our church. I have been in charge of certain aspects of our church education system, such as teaching teachers, teaching students, and being a class or group leader. It's always scary at first, but I get used to it and learn to enjoy it, and I know the lord is always there to help me. Also prior to university, I participated in a scouting program and achieved the highest honors. All of these different groups and services have helped build my skills and faith, and are examples of how I live my faith. I also participate in sports, and am known to put my faith before my sports, such as attending a youth group service project instead of a late night practice, or not running or competeing on sundays. These are ways I try to live my faith and open people up to the gospel.