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Hi I'm Tom

I grew up in Southern Utah. I have 5 incredible children and an amazing wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a youth, I spent most of my time with my brother and our best friends playing in a rock band. We did some really amazing things back in those "glory" days playing music in a lot of different places in front of a lot of different kinds of audiences. Those experiences have meant a lot to me over the years; but, I realize it wasn't the screaming fans or the great music or even the feelings of accomplishment after a solid performance that made those days so special, it was our friendship within the group and that we were so important to each other as people. Now, I am a father of 5 amazing children and have an incredible wife as my companion. My wife and I both work and attend school to expand our knowledge and career opportunities - for some reason, it's hard to be satisfied that we're ever doing enough to support each other and the kids. We are also doing our best to be prepared for the future challenges that the economy may bring and to help our kids develop a desire to work hard (and smart) toward achieving all they can in their lives. Over the years and through all the experiences and changes that life brings though, t's still about the people that are important to each other that gives life it's meaning to me

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints holds a most important meaning in my life because the truths contained within the doctrine of the church are the same truths that have been taught by God's chosen servants since the beginning of the world. Furthermore, these truths teach that the experiences we have in this life will "rise with us" and are critical for us to reach our ultimate potential. Knowing this gives so much meaning to life... even the trials and hard times are for an important purpose that relates to our progression in this life and after we die. The greatest blessings that we receive in this life AND in the next life are directly connected to our family relationships. This brings such feelings of joy to me because I know that the relationships that are most meaningful to me in this life are not terminated after death. In other words, I cherish the truth that God's plan for his children and our happiness is a family plan. This life is patterned after our life before we were born and will teach us and prepare us for a similar, perfected, existance after this life; and, families have always and will always be the central feature of that plan.

How I live my faith

An important part of being a Mormon is that we have all kinds of opportunities to serve in the church. The Savior taught throughout his ministry of the importance of service to others I work with the young men in my local "ward". A big part of this involves the scouting program with boys from 12 to 18 years old. I serve with other dedicated leaders of the youth in planning different activities in scouting and also we will have combined activities with the young women in the ward too.