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Hi I'm Tom

I'm a husband. I'm a sports enthusiast. I'm an architectural technologist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live near Wakefield with my wonderful wife. We were married in september 2010, a few months after I returned home from serving a full time mission in the Toulouse, France Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love to watch and play almost all sports, especially football. I study Architectural Technology at Leeds Metropolitan University and work in an architectural practice. I am one of 5 children.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young boy, I had the opportunity to attend church with my parents, who had already been baptised as members. As we were taught the principles, we were invited to live them. It is by living it that I have come to love it. I can see the difference that it has made in my life. Most importantly, I have used the powerful communication of prayer to ask God if it is true and right. I have felt His spirit confirm to me on countless occasions that the things I have learnt since I was a boy are true and that they will help me to draw closer to Him. My faith and testimony has been built block by block, by sacred experiences of feeling the Holy Spirit built up over a lifetime. I am a Mormon because I strongly believe it is the best way for me to live my life.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is not something that I turn off and on as I please or when it suits me. It is a part of my being, a part of my life, a part of me. It affects every aspect of my life for the better and gives me sense of perspective. It helps me to understand what happened before my life on earth, why I am here, and what will happen when my life on this earth comes to an end. I am asked to actively serve the brothers in my ward by teaching and helping them to understand more about the gospel of Jesus Christ and how to live it more fully. This doesn't mean that I am perfect, far from it, but it gives me the opportunity to study and learn how to become better myself. When I was 19, I voluntarily gave up 2 years of my life to live in the south of France, working everyday as a missionary. I would try everyday to talk to as many people as possible, to share with them the things that have had such a positive impact on my life. Some people listened. Some people didn't listen. Some people threw rocks. It helped me to understand in some small way the love the our Heavenly Father has for each of his children here on the earth; that God, the all powerful being in the universe knows my situation, and he knows yours. Everyday I try to be better than yesterday. Sometimes it doesn't work, but the way I live my faith is by trying and trying again. The truth that God still communicates with us today through living prophets and personal revelation reassures me further that He knows me individually. The knowledge of His plan of happiness for all his children fills me with joy. The living of my faith gives me a determination to be the best I can be, and makes my goal of living with God again with my family a possibility.