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Hi I'm Tom Dixon

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a dad and grandfather. My wife and I have 8 children and 4 grandchildren. I have been a music educator for 33 years. I have a great love for everything having to do with the string family of instruments. I play the violin and the string bass, playing in local orchestras. I also dabble in repairing and building string instruments. I own many instruments, but the one I like to play the most is the first violin that I made. I'm currently finishing a viola that my 92 year old father started many years ago. It is almost finished. I can't wait to string it up!

Why I am a Mormon

My good parents raised me and my siblings in the church. My father came from a long line of church members and my mother joined the church as a young woman. I always admired her courage for joining the church in the face of opposition from her family. She gained a testimony of the truth of the Gospel and lived faithfully to that testimony the rest of her life. I likewise have come to know of the truthfulness of the Gospel through study, prayer and service in the church. I especially have a strong testimony of the truthfulness of the events of the Restoration - including the first vision. I've felt many times the Holy Ghost bearing witness to me that the first vision happened exactly how Joseph Smith said it happened. If that is the case, and I know it is, then the Book of Mormon is the word of God and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Kingdom of God on the earth.

How I live my faith

I live my life as closely as I can to the teachings of our church leaders. This includes serving in the church. I get to work with 12 and 13 year old young men each Sunday and also every Tuesday evening. On Sundays we talk of spiritual things and on Tuesdays we work on Scouting. I enjoy this very much. I also regularly do service in the temples of the church.