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Hi I'm Thomas Stone

I recently returned from a two year mission in Mexico. I am now studying Econ at BYU. I enjoy waterskiing and triathlons.

About Me

I returned home from a two-year mission to Puebla, Mexico about a year ago in the summer of 2014. I quickly fell in love with the people and culture of Mexico, not to mention the food. I still will do anything to find authentic Mexican food here in the states. Upon returning home, I went back to school studying Economics at Brigham Young University. I am the oldest of six children and my younger sister, Caroline, just left on her mission to Nagoya, Japan. I enjoy running triathlons and marathons as well as hiking, waterskiing, and playing sports. Endurance sports are fun for me because they give me a chance to really push myself and test my limits.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I truly believe that it is Christ's church restored to the Earth in the latter days. I love this church and the opportunities for happiness that it brings. The closer that I abide to His commandments, the better I feel and the more motivated I am to work hard. The sense of community in the church as well as the strong moral and family values have always been important to me. I know that our Savior lives and I am grateful for his influence in my life. I was able to see how the Gospel helped people in Mexico change their lives for the better and come unto Christ. Through Him, we can overcome our trials and weaknesses and find peace. I'm a Mormon because it has brought me happiness in my life and has helped strengthen my family.

How I live my faith

In many ways, I feel like I live a very similar lifestyle to those who are not Mormon. I wake up, go to work or school and am involved in lots of other activities. However, at the same time, there are small things I try to do each day that really help me to keep a good perspective in life. Personal prayer and scripture study are things that help me remember my relationship with my Heavenly Father. On hard days, it is comforting to be able to know that I can always talk to my Heavenly Father and He will listen to me. In fact, He listens to everyone that reaches out to Him. I guess that the best way I can live my faith is just striving to be a genuinely honest and good person and trying to be a little better every day.