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Hi I'm Tim

I grew up in Idaho. I went to college in Arizona. I work in downtown Chicago. I'm a dad of 4 great kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of 4 beautiful kids whom I love. I have a beautiful wife that keeps me in line. I love to play, watch, and coach basketball and baseball. I commute daily to work in downtown Chicago. I am a sports nut through and through...baseball, basketball, football, golf. I served a mission for the Church in Portugal and the Cape Verdian Islands in West Africa.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church since I was baptized at 8 years old by my father. My father grew up a Mormon but my mother was a convert to the church many years ago. Their great example of being faithful disciples of Jesus Christ had a profound impact on me growing up which continues to this day. But, at some point I too needed to become 'converted' or 'committed' to being a Mormon. This conversion, if you will, came as a young man preparing to leave on a two-year mission for the church, and I guess it continues today as I ask God for confirmation/support for knowledge which I lack. I know God loves me, just like he loved those in Biblical times, and for this purpose we have a Prophet and Apostles on the earth today that receive revelation directly from Him. Although I personally am not a Prophet, I too receive inspiration, and direction, from God on things that pertain to my life or my family.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith daily whether at home or in my office. Trying to be an example of a Christian is very important to me and something we try to teach our kids in our home. My kids are the only Mormons in their large school so helping them understand the importance of good Christ-like example is very important. Each Monday night we participate in a family-only activity night where one of our children prepares a lesson, or spiritual thought, to share with the family. We laugh together and it is a time for my wife and I to help teach our kids morals and priinciples that will help them be good examples. Each night we gather together as a family to read and discuss the scriptures...whether the Bible or the Book of Mormon. We use this time to find examples in the scriptures of people that faced difficult problems and see how our Heavenly Father's love and power helped them with those problems . Finally, the most important thing we do as a family, is we join in family prayer each morning and night. This allows each family member a turn to pray for the family. We encourage our children to thank Heavenly Father for the blessings we receive and ask for any help they, or the other family members may need. Family prayer has become a great time of growing together as a family over the years! In our local congregation I have done many different things from working with the youth to helping the Bishop, our congregation's spiritual leader, run the congregation. Currently I am the leader of our group's efforts to help the full-time missionaries find and teach our friends about the gospel. I work with these young missionaries weekly to make sure they are well-fed and that they are actively helping those of our congregation that may be struggling...but more importantly that they are having chances to teach non-members the gospel.