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Hi I'm Tim

I have been a member of the church all my life, I'm a pre-medical student at Brigham Young University, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a pre-med student majoring in Physiology and Developmental Biology. I love to play lacrosse and have since I was in 8th grade. I am a lifeguard and swim instructor, and basically I love swimming. I love movies and television. I have 75+ movies in my own personal collection, and would love to have a full on library of films and television shows when I get older. I love camping and hiking, especially slot canyons and desert hikes. I love singing, but I don't like performing. A bit of a tradeoff, but I love just getting in my car and belting songs out.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of many events in my life. I was raised in the church, but did not like going when I was younger. Dressing up and sitting for 3 hours every Sunday was a hard thing to do. However, as I have gotten older, I have been able to understand what the church teaches, and through my experiences confirmed its truth. From big things like friends and family dying, or little things, such as scriptures that really relate to current circumstances. I have an undeniable testimony that it's true, and the things I have experienced every day build it up. It comes from a personal search for truth, and you are the only one who can decide if it's true. Pray for help, and seek for the answers as you go through your life.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I have been asked to serve in many different ways. I have been the pianist in our organization for children 3-11, the Primary. I taught the 11 year olds lessons every Sunday the summer after I graduated from high school. I was a group, or "Family," leader in my Young Single Adult ward for weekly activities called Family Home Evening. I read the scriptures, but often struggle to do it every day. However, when I do read, I feel more confident, prepared, and able to face the challenges that I may encounter throughout the day. I attend church every week, and make my best efforts to do so, even when I am on vacation. I participate in service activities planned by my congregation as often as I can an often find the rewards to be greater than the sacrifice of a couple hours of labor. I love the church, and as I commit myself to live the teachings of the church, I find my prayers are answered and happiness in life.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Tim
The temple is nothing scary or strange. The reason it seems to be "secretive" is because active members should seek to keep it holy and sacred. If everyone knew what went on in temples and it was a common topic of discussion, its meaning would be diminished and the experiences there would become casual. We seek to keep it a sacred and special experience for ourselves and for others. In the temple we are taught, and we make promises with our Heavenly Father. After we have done this for ourselves, we have the opportunity to do these ordinances for those who have died. It is often mistaken that this is done against the will of families and individuals, however, we believe that as the ordinances are performed, the individual can choose to accept it in the afterlife. Show more Show less