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Hi I'm Tommy

I grew up in the Air Force and have moved around my whole life, I ride bulls...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated college and am waiting my turn to start my career as a pilot. I have grown up in the military and have moved several times. One thing that has never changed, has remained my foundation, is the Church and my testimony of the Savior. I love staying fit, and in my free time I am professional bull rider in the Rocky Mountain Region.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon to me isn't what I am, but who I am. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ, meaning I try follow Him and His example in all I do. Being a Mormon doesn't define me, I make my own decisions, but I know that when I follow the direction of God, His gospel, and His Holy Prophets, I am happy. No matter where life takes me or the obstacles I encounter, when I do what I know is right the Lord guides and protects me. I know that one day I will have a family and that He has provided a way for me to live happily with them forever. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am the co-chairman for the Service Committee in my ward. We plan and coordinate service projects every month for members to participate in the community. We love to serve and love to help those in need. Service is something that keeps me going; helping others brings a light and a happiness into my life that I could never have just worrying about myself.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is revelation from God given to us in the modern day to protect and keep our bodies healthy. It highlights the blessings of eating right and maintaining our physical and spiritual health. In addition, it warns against addictive and harmful substances such as tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea, and illegal drugs. This is one of those things that has to be taken on faith, many people don't agree with it, but there are very special blessings attached to this revelation. When we keep our bodies free and clear of addicting and harmful substances, the Lord will bless us with health and a clear mind for the tasks we have in life. I have a strong testimony of the Word of Wisdom, especially being a bull rider, many cowboys do not share our sentiments about the Word of Wisdom. However, I know that as I follow this commandment from God, that He blesses and watches over me. I feel a special layer of protection and mental clarity as I compete knowing that I am following His direction and that I am free and clear of harmful substances. Show more Show less