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Hi I'm Tom Koniuszy

I am a husband, father, grandfather, bicycle commuter, lawyer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father, grandfather, bicycle commuter and lawyer and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

After I had spent nearly four years in the Army and was half-way through college, I felt lost. I had no sense of purpose or direction. I remember praying to God and asking if there was any purpose to my life. Shortly after that, I met my first Mormon. He was younger than me, and had just returned from serving a mission. I was so impressed with the way he lived his life and his religion that I borrowed some literature - a book called Jesus the Christ, and some others, and eventually read the Book of Mormon. I accepted the invitation in the book to pray about whether this book was scripture, and I received an answer to prayer like nothing I had ever experienced before. I knew that the Book of Mormon was what it purports to be - a second witness of Jesus Christ. It goes hand-in-glove with the Bible and through this experience I came to know that Jesus Christ is real, that He lives today, that He is the Savior of the world and that He has restored His Church to the earth. I no longer felt directionless or lost.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have had many opportunity to serve. One of my favorite service opportunities was working as an Assistant Scout Master in the troop that was sponsored by the Ward (congregation) where we attend church. I had an opportunity to get to know my son's peers in a way that has created a bond that has lasted into their adulthood. I've had the opportunity to help the un-employed find work; served in the Cub Scouts as an assistant Webelos leader; been a clerk; and had the opportunity to serve as a Bishop. In the more than 40 years since I was baptized into the Church, I've had dozens of assignments and each one has blessed my life in some way. I have come to appreciate people more - to see each soul, regardless of religion or church affiliation, as a unique individual who is loved by our Savior; He loves us individually.