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Hi I'm Thomas

I grew up in Pryor, Oklahoma. I am an Eagle Scout and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 18 year old and on a mission in Canada. I am so excited to be serving the lord. I love to play basketball and golf. After High school basketball I had surgery on my right knee to stabalize my knee cap. I then left on a mission to Brazil! While in the Centro de Treinamento dos Missianarios (the Brazil Missionary Training Center) I fractured (broke) my right knee cap in two during a game of volleyball. I was flown home and had surgery on my knee a week later. They put two screws through my knee cap and after 5 months of recovery I am back on a mission. This time to Canada!!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because of what this gospel allows me to do. The full and everlasting atonement is the whole point of us being here on this earth. In the mormon church we are able to take part in ordinances like baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost which allow us to return to live with our Father in Heaven. I also have a testimony of the Restoration. the Holy Ghost has witnessed unto me that Joseph Smith was a Prophet called of God and Joseph did as a young boy see the Father and the Son in what we know as the first Vision.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving a mission for one thing. Also I very much believe that by my daily attitude I live my Faith because this Gospel gives humans a hope and perspective that goes far beyond the reaches of mortality. I love my faith and seek to build it each day. Its kind of like they say you know. Use it or you lose it, I think the same applies to our faith.

What is the First Vision?

Thomas
I have a testimony of the First vision. The Holy Ghost Witnesses it unto me every time I read Joseph's account in Joseph Smith History 1: 16-17. When I read "I saw a pillar of light, exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun. When the light rested upon me, I saw two personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description. Standing above me in the Air, one of them Spake unto me calling me by name and said pointing to the other, 'This is my Beloved Son. Hear Him'". I know Joseph saw God the Father and His Son our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ. They told him that none of the churches he was seeking had the truth that he sought and that through him they would restore the full and true gospel of Jesus Christ back to this Earth. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ Amen. Show more Show less