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Hi I'm Tom

I'm a husband and Father. I'm an aspiring P.A. student. I love to watch/play sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent college graduate with a B.S. in Paramedicine. I like to learn all I can about medicine in general and am in the interview process for Physician's Assistant graduate school. My life is great, I am recently married as of almost two years and we have a one year old child. I love to watch and play any sports I can, especially basketball. My favorite teams are the Sacramento Kings, San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Athletics. I am also a concerned citizen. I am especially concerned with the way the world is headed morally and am grateful for my membership in the church and my basis in the gospel of Jesus Christ. This has helped me develop a moral compass which has guided me thus far in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I learned for myself that the church is true through the Holy Spirit. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to God to know if it was true. I have received several confirmations from God of its truth through the calming assurance of the spirit. Since I know the Book of Mormon is true I know that Jesus is truly the Savior of the world. I also therefore know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored church of Christ again on the earth. I know that the prophets following Joseph Smith have been called of God and ordained to lead and guide his church in these last days of trouble. I know that families are the central unit of society and have been ordained of God. My family can be eternal if I obey God's commandments which are taught in His holy scriptures and by modern day prophets. This gives me great comfort, especially in these days of uncertainty. As the scripture in the book of Matthew states, "by their fruits, ye shall know them". The fruits of being a Mormon are great and have given me true joy and peace in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the church, loving my family, and being a good citizen. I currently serve as part of the ecclesiastical leadership for a congregation of single college students. I enjoy spending time with them and helping them come closer to our Savior Jesus Christ. I have a wonderful wife and was raised in a great family. We are kind of a Brady Bunch/yours mine and ours family but I know that only through the gospel has my family been able to endure all of its trials without many spiritual casualties. I work while as a psycho-social rehabilitation worker and help kids with mental and behavioral issues learn the skills necessary to succeed in life. My wife is attending school and I am trying to do my best to work as hard as I can to support my wife, raise my son, and keep my family afloat financially.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Tom
"Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings." Malachi 3:8 Tithing is an ancient law which existed in the days of Abraham. The law was restored in these later days and is taught by modern day scripture to be offering 10% of your income to the Lord so that his purposes can be carried forward. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints I relish in the opportunity to give back to the Lord what is already his. These sacred funds are used carefully by wise priesthood leaders to address the temporal needs of God's church. I know tithing is a law of God because as I have been blessed immensely and disproportionately to the meager amount of money I have donated throughout my life. As Malachi 3:10 states, the windows of heaven and truly been opened and blessings truly have been poured down upon me. Show more Show less