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Hi I'm Tim

I am a blessed husband and father of four. I am a City Manager. I love basketball, and politics. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My typical day begins by eating breakfast with my family and reading a few verses from the holy scriptures. I check the local paper, and after family prayer I head to work as a California city manager. Every day is different - budgets, road construction, sewer projects, police responses, park maintenance, code enforcement, new business's opening up, reports to the County and State, and any citizen calling about anything of concern. I love it! Working for a city - improving a community - is a fascinating job, and I hope to be making a positive difference. If not at a late community meeting or conducting interviews at church, I try to catch my son's soccer or water polo games, or daughter's recitals. I am a Bishop over a congregation of about 150 regular attendees, and typically have weekly meetings and daily interaction with a member or two. I am able to have dinner with my family most nights, and help kids into bed. My wife and I then get to catch up on the day and talk about our concerns, successes and challenges. My week may include a walk at the park or a pick-up basketball game, but usually ends nightly with a read of the news of the day, resume reading one of the many books I've started but not finished, or occasionally, work on the book I'm writing about the last week of Jesus Christ. Weekends vary, but Sundays are holy Sabbath's and busy with Church meetings and resting with the family. And then the week resumes again....

Why I am a Mormon

My father's family has been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ since the early days of the restored church. My mother's family converted to the church when missionaries knocked on their door after skipping it multiple times thinking the house was abandoned. I grew up with a mother and father who loved each other and honored their roles well, and grew to love my younger brother and sister. They exercised faith in Jesus, living prophets and regular prayer, and because of their example I joined the church at 8 years old, with my conversion occurring over the next 8 years. My testimony of the reality of Jesus Christ and His Father came from regular reading of scriptures and prayers, witnessing miracles, and seeing a church with caring volunteers, programs that strengthened families and gave self-respect to those needing welfare. I read the Book of Mormon almost twenty times before I was called as a missionary to the Vietnamese of San Jose, CA. My testimony blossomed seeing the inner workings of the Church, and being able to live and serve like my Master Jesus Christ had done. I saw and knew the workings of the Spirit of God and conversions happen when people read and prayed about the truth contained in the Book of Mormon and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and His Church. Having a family of my own has helped me understand the working of a loving Heavenly Father, develop patience and love beyond my own abilities, and become more dependent on a relationship with my Savior - trusting and obeying His commandments. The Church of Jesus Christ is led by Jesus through his living prophets. It offers redeeming grace through saving ordinances authorized by God and His chosen servants. Families can be together forever through sacred temple ordinances, and because of the loving Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. These things are true.

How I live my faith

I can count how many times I have missed a Sunday worship meeting, because it is too important to miss them. I see my attendance there as adding drops of oil in my lantern of faith - avoiding the missteps of half of the Ten Virgins. I also visit with a few church member families monthly to share my testimony with them and attend to their needs. The Church of Jesus Christ invites us to share our light with others, and receive greater light in return. My faith requires the sustaining power of personal time studying and pondering His words - whether spoken by ancient prophets in scriptures or living prophets in monthly magazines or semi-annual General Conferences. Their counsel inspired by my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ edify my life, provide needed direction, and expand my understanding of the weightier matters of eternity. Together with my church participation, and my personal study time, I try to live daily doing right. I lean on the Spirit of God to inspire my thoughts and actions. I try to be kind, patient and loving to others. I am honest in my dealings, quick to defend injustices, and humble in sharing my views of faith. With Jesus Christ as my Captain, I know I can sail through stormy seas, remain upright and someday arrive safely at my heavenly destination.