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Hi I'm TJ

I am from Portland OR. I love to play basketball. Right now i am serving my Savior in Fresno CA. And I'm Mormon

About Me

First off i am on a mission right now serving in Fresno CA. It is great sharing the message about my savior. I have put my schooling friends and hobbies on hold for 2 years. Before my mission i was going to school at BYU studying biology for pre-med. I still don't know what kind of medical i want to do but optometrist or physical therapist sound the best right now. I love to play basketball between playing ball and hanging out with friends it takes up all of the free time i have. If you talk to any of my friends they know i love playing basketball if it is pick up ball or organized league it does not matter to me. I also rock climb, swim, hike, mountain bike and just hang out in the out doors. It is great to see the great creations the Christ has made for us. It is great living in Portland because in a bit under 2 hours you can be on the top of a mountain ready to snowboard down or over at the beach going surfing.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to church for my whole life. My parents are both members of the church. I have always loved the teaching of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. But like everyone there comes a time when questions are asked, and when a person has to find out for himself what he/she should believe. This happened quite a few times to me where i prayed and asked God where i should go in my life. And God has had so much patience with me. Every time he gives me the same answers. That he loves me and that He has called a prophet (ex. Moses, Abraham ex.) on the earth again to help us understand the scriptures and Gods will for each one of us. The scripture in the Bible that says, "by the fruits you shall know them," has always stood out to me. My life has had those "fruits" of goodness. I have a loving family, i have had great experiences through my life, and the most important I have felt Gods guiding hand in my life too many times than i can count. Life has not been with out its hard parts by over all my life has been God blessed. I know Jesus Christ is my savior and redeemer, I know the Book of Mormon is a second witness of Christ. I have lost track of how many times i have read it but every time i do i have, I have felt Gods love for me. I have prayed to ask him if it is true and he has told me yes every time.

How I live my faith

Right now i am serving the Lord sharing a message about the love and peace that God has for each and everyone of us. We call these missions. They last for 2 years. You all have probably seen us riding around in your neighborhoods on bikes with white shirts and ties. I also live my faith by trying to be a good example to everyone. I love making people smile if it is by acts of service or if it is by just a smile. The saddest thing about this world is just that people don't smile enough. I have adopted a little saying for my self, it is enjoy every moment. I truly believe that we only will only have this moment in time once so might as well make the best of it! My goal in life is to try to have people see Gods love in my eyes.