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Hi I'm Tim Rowley

I am a convert to the Mormon faith. When I was little I was raised in the Lutheran church. I was even a choir-boy.

About Me

Now I'm a husband, a dad and an active member of the LDS church. I served a mission to Arizona. I married Jeni, a lifelong member of the church who comes from Utah pioneer ancestors. I'm a college graduate with a master's degree in library science, so yes, I'm a librarian. being a modern librarian I love books and computers and doing research. In my spare time I like to exercise, ride my bike, hike, camp, backpack and most other outdoor activities. I enjoy doing these activities mostly with my family. I've also been very active in scouting over the years. Although I never received the Eagle Scout award, all four of my son's have and its been an honor to work with them as they have grown into great young men.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first joined the church it was with my mom who was taught by the missionaries. I just sort of "went along with it" because I was only 9 years old and it seemed the thing to do. It wasn't until I was about 18 or 19 that I really began to investigate and develop my own testimony of the gospel. I began to feel the overwhelming power of the Holy Spirit and developed a desire to be good and do good unto others. That is why I decided to serve a mission, which, at the time, was the greatest experience of my life to that point.

How I live my faith

I'm currently serving in the church outside my home area. I serve in a young single adult (YSA) stake in Provo, Utah. There are 8 singles wards in the stake, so we have lots of students going to BYU & UVU as well as others that go to other schools in the area and many that work in the community. I'm inspired by the Young adults in the church. Their faith and good lives give me great hope for the future of the church and for our community and country.

What is faith?

Tim Rowley
In other words, faith is a hope, belief or confidence in something that we know that is true, but which we cannot see or touch. It requires us to think "outside the box" of our senses and expand our understanding beyond what our senses tell us. I think one of the most important parts is the "true" part. You can believe in something that isn't true, you can believe in it a lot, but you can only have faith in something that is true. My favorite thing about faith is that it can start with just a desire to believe (Alma 32:28-43) and then if it is true it will grow into real faith - how wonderful! Show more Show less