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Hi I'm T.R.

I'm eighteen. I work with kids to teach them about service and American history. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is T.R. I've grown up in central Utah all my life and have come to love teaching. I have three brothers, and I love them all to death. We've become really close over these last years, and it will be hard to say goodbye to them as I prepare to leave on a two year mission. I play the trumpet, piano, and the upright bass. One thing that fascinates me is the art of education. I have spent the last few years studying like crazy out of every book I can get my hands on. I want a library as big as an ocean someday. I have a small class down at my local high school where I teach kids about the importance of service in communities and families. I love to learn, and I love seeing other people my age get excited about learning again.

Why I am a Mormon

I was always raised in the church, so there was a part of me that took it for granted. One day, I realized that I needed to lock down and find out if it was really true. I had read the Book of Mormon over and over, but this time I took it and specifically asked God if it was true. The Spirit touched me and testified of the book's truthfulness and Jesus Christ. I know that Christ lives, and I know that He died for you and me. I have felt Him guide me in my life and bless me when I have been obedient. I know that the gospel is true. It has kept my family together through the storms of life and strengthened my relationship with my brothers and parents. I could write forever about the blessings we've received, but more importantly I want to share why I stay in the church. I feel its truthfulness. I have seen the gospel change lives. I know that God has a purpose for us here on this earth, and that He loves us dearly. As we draw nearer to Him, He will draw nearer to us. There is nothing more a loving Father wants to do then to talk to His children. I know these things are true, and I testify of them in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Growing up in my homeward has been amazing. Some of the greatest friends I have ever made were those who attended the same classes and service projects as I did. Church had a way of connecting members of the community that nothing else could matchI remember the comfort of always having my bishop there to help me through my struggles. The youth of my ward are awesome, and we loved to play basketball and go camping. The greatest burden we ever took as a ward was when a little five year old boy from a local family got hit by a lawnmower and lost his leg from the knee down. We all chipped in our money, and we got the family through the medical bills. Today he is running, swimming, and playing like all the other boys his age. I got to hometeach their family, and it was the cutest thing to see him hopping along and making use of what he had. My family receives hometeachers as well, and we all look after each other. I love sacrament meeting and preparing to be a full time missionary for the church.