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Hi I'm TJ Murphy

I grew up in Utah. I am a swimmer. I attend college. I am a follower of Christ. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to swim. I swam through out high school and learned so much from doing sports. I love to read! I read all types of genres. I love historical fiction, scientific fiction, fantasy, non-fiction, I just love to read. Clive Cussler and John Grisham are two of my favorite authors. I have started college and am working on my general classes. I am currently majoring in Physiology, but have thought about changing to a communication major. But I still plan on going to med school to become a doctor. I really want to go into research in the central nervous system. I think there is much room for growth in that area. I love to do things with my family. Vacations are one of my most favorite things! It's so good to laugh and have good times with my family. And then I love spending time with my good friends. And then I also love combining those two things. My family has really become something that I would be lost without. Since leaving home my appreciation and love for them has grown! It's a hard thing to explain, but it just happens.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have felt and come to know of the reality of God and His son Jesus Christ. I feel the Spirit, the Holy Ghost, and cannot deny that the things I learn are true. When I feel the Spirit, I wonder how I couldn't accept the reality of it. I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to God to know that it is true! I continue to follow His gospel because it brings me so much happiness and joy in my life. I want to be with my family for eternity! And I want to be with my future spouse for eternity as well! And the gospel will bring these things to me as long as I continue to try and follow the words and commandments of God. Another thing that has really influenced my religion is my family. My parents are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and have taught me the teachings of Jesus Christ and how to come to a knowledge for myself. My family has provided me with an environment where I can grow and change with them. We are all in different places in our personal journey, but we all help each other out no matter where we are at. Without my family and their support I wouldn't be who I am today. The blessings that God has promised is another reason I am Mormon. He has promised that I can be with my family forever and that I can have the opportunity to return to His presence if I do what he asks and follow His commandments.

How I live my faith

I am always willing to help with service in my community. I love spending time with people in need. There are some people that I just love to take an hour out of my day and go visit with for a while when they are lonely. With my swim team we would always go to a home for elderly people and we would sing with them and just talk with them. It was a great experience for me and for my swim team. I have always been willing to accept callings, or assignments, for my ward and stake in the church. I love to serve and will always try to serve other people as best as I can. In college I worked with the activities in my ward so I planned and carried out activities for the ward. We had lots of fun and spiritual experiences during some of these activities. I have also accepted callings to be a home teacher in my wards. I have loved visiting with the families that I was called to home teach and making sure that they are doing well in life. It is so good to work with people and make sure that they are doing well. I have developed a great love for people that I have served. On an inward look at how I live my faith, I study the scriptures and try to apply them to my life. I am constantly trying to become a better person and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ more fully. Others may not know my thoughts and may judge my actions, but I am the one who knows when I am living my faith. I try my best to keep my thoughts in line with my words and deeds. So I try my best to show my faith through my actions and words and precede those with my thoughts. And my personal study of the Gospel has really provided me with a way to change the way I think and do things. I love improving and search for self-correction and growth.