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Hi I'm Tim

I am a husband, grandfather, outdoorsman and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 28 years, we have two daughters and one granddaughter. My immediate family is somewhat small but I come from a large extended family of nearly twenty aunts and uncles and over eighty first cousins, unfortunately I am the only active member in my extended family. I work in the apartment management industry and enjoy the outdoors; camping, hiking, kayaking and trail running. I grew up in a very rural area of Kentucky - one red light in the entire county. Now I live with my wife in the suburbs of Atlanta.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youth I attended a small Christian church in the foothills of Kentucky. I loved the church and the people in it but I never joined that church. I had questions; where did we come from, where are going after this life, what about those who did not have an opportunity to hear the gospel, why couldn't we be with those we loved after this life - our family. I had questions that couldn't be answered or the answers didn't seem like they came from a loving heavenly father. When my wife and I started taking the discussions offered by the missionaries I asked the same questions except this time I got answers; answers that made common sense. As I prayed about the truthfulness of these answers and other things we were being taught the spirit confirmed to me and my wife that these things were true; that we can be together in the eternities as a family, through the Lord's temples everyone can receive the saving ordinances of the gospel and that our Savior lives and stands at the head of this church that bears his name. My wife and I were baptized on the same day and it is one of the strongest spiritual experiences of my life completely eliminating all doubt and confirming the truthfulness of this gospel, a loving Heavenly Father and our Savior.

How I live my faith

I work with the youth in our church and have for most of the 20 years I have been a member. It I can be time consuming and yes at times trying but there is nothing else I would rather do, the blessings of being associated with the youth are too many to count. I am an active Venturing Scout leader; the Boy Scouts of America is a great organization and an important part of our Young Mens program. The greatest joy in working with the youth is watching them grow into young missionaries. There is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the change in someone who has dedicated two years of the life in service to our Lord. So I try to live my faith by serving the youth in our ward, by daily scripture study and prayer, by trying to be the type of husband, father, son, brother and friend I should be. I make mistakes, sometimes more than I should, but I know through personal experience the gift of repentance is real and am thankful for that blessing.