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Hi I'm Tony

I'm a missionary, an actor, a singer, an older brother, I speak Hungarian, and I'm a mormon!!!

About Me

I was born and raised in Idaho, by two wonderful parents. I have 3 younger brothers and 1 older sister. I was raised in the gospel and love the church. My passion in life is musical theatre. For the last 3 summers I've worked at a summer stock theatre in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. I started sing in the elementary school chior when I was about 6 or 7 years old. At that time I was completely and utterly tone-deaf. I remember thinking to myself that "If I can hear myself, then I must be doing good." After singing at home one day as I was doing my chores, my Mother sat down at the piano and played a note. She said to me "Tony, sing this note." So I sang... but it was not the note that she had played. I then smiled at her with pride for being able to sing so well. She knew that I was completely oblivious to the fact that what I had just sung was not the note she had just played. She continued to work with me on really listening to the notes. I didn't make much progress then as a 6 year old boy, but the principles that she taught me would help me down the road. I stayed in the chior through elementary school, and when I started middle school I joined a local treble chior. There I was taught proper technique when singing. When I started High School I became involved in a local community theatre company. There I learned the differences between singing in a chior and singing on stage. I continued with them for a few years and auditioned for their summerstock program. I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, having grown up in the Church, there wasn't a set time when I new the Church was true. Rather it was a series of events and witnesses that have come to me throughout my life. One such time was when I was about 14. I had been struggling with depression, and it seemed to me that there was no point to life. I believed the scriptures, but somehow the truths and principles taught therein did not apply to me. Yes, I believed that Jesus Christ was the Savior of the world, but what did that have to do with me. People told me that He suffered for our sins, and He bore our afflictions, but in my mind it seemed that He was there for everyone else, but not for me. I found myself lost. I had no purpose. It was dark. About this time I started High School, and joined the marching band. Some of the other marchers, had a very negative view on what we did and how well we did it. They said "The other High School always wins the competition, so why should we try so hard if they're just going to win anyway? We can't beat them, there band is twice the size of our's!" At first I was angry at these people. Why should I stop a mediocrity and not strive for the phenomenal? I often would bring this up with these, my senior marchers. They would reply, "Just give up." As the year went on, and I repeatedly heard these lies, my heart started to accept them. I would ask myself, "Who can I rely on?" I knew that I couldn't rely on the seniors, and the Lord was only there for other people. I was tired of fighting against apathy, and I felt as though I had no help from above. About this time our stake presidency was being re-organized. Our bishop was called to be the new Stake President. He said something that I will never forget. "Complacency is not part of the Gospel of Jesus Christ." At that moment I felt the Spirit rush over me. I knew that the Savior loved me. That even though no seemed to care, I was right. And the Savior wanted me to be the Best that I could be. He knows and Loves you!!

How I live my faith

Right now I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I serve in the Budapest, Hungary mission. I love being a missionary. It's unlike anything that I've ever done before. And while I sometimes feel that I am not up to the job, I see how the Lord has prepared me and I feel the enabling power of the Atonement making me more that I am. I am very grateful for all that the Lord has blessed me with, and I strive to follow His example. I am in awe of the power and majesty of God, and my faith and trust are in Him.