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Hi I'm Thomas

I'm a university student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my third year of University studies. It was really hard for me to decide what subject would best suit me, and it took a long time to decide what route to pursue. Now that I'm studying Linguistics and Spanish, I feel like I'm heading in the right direction! I've been married to my sweetheart for just over a year. We've both grown so much, and we enjoy each new day. I love to draw sketches of characters from movies and books. I love to play and watch rugby. I like to be social and to visit with people. I like to play a few video games occasionally, and I like good movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I've continued being an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I've had experiences that I know were given to me from heaven. Throughout my life, I grew up in a home with LDS parents who were learning the Church's and the Lord's teachings right along with me. I don't come from a family with ties back to the Church for generations, but we're learning, progressing, and doing our best. I also get a great deal of fulfillment out of it. I feel like I'm growing as a person and building character as I try to keep God's commandments and to be consistent. Doing things for others always leaves me feeling lighter.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the best that I can. There's always things that I need to improve, but I do my best to try. A month after being married, my wife and I were asked to teach Bible study class every morning to a group of 15 High School students. This occurred as we were full-time students in College. Although we are now fulfilling our Church service in other ways and are no longer teaching Bible study every morning, we live our faith by studying other scriptures every day. We also pray personally every day, and also together every day. We hold a family meeting every week to discuss scriptures and principles. We attend all of the meetings that correspond to us each week on Sunday and on other days. We try to be friendly always and to extend friendship to those who may be alone or lonely. We also do our best to be normal and have fun! Most importantly, we try our best to be like Jesus Christ and to do what we think He would do. We believe in Him, we love Him, and we serve Him.

Are Mormons Christians?

I think that this depends on how one defines "Christian". If we define a Christian as one who believes in Jesus the Christ, then yes, we are certainly Christians. If one defines Christian as one who adheres to all current Christian perspectives, then no, we are not Christians. We believe in Jesus Christ. We believe in his goodness, his love, his character, his omniscience and his direction. We believe his promises which have been made since the beginning of man. Many of these promises have been recorded by inspired men and women and they have been compiled into texts which we call scriptures. If Jesus Christ said it, then we believe it is true. We believe in the stories of His acts which are found in the scriptures. If a scripture says that He did something, then we believe that He did it. We do not believe in a different Jesus than other Christians. We do believe in the same Jesus Christ as all contemporary Christians. We may disagree on the interpretations of some of His words or teachings, but that should not discredit us or anyone else in the core belief. I believe that we are Christians if we look towards Him as our example, our leader and our Savior, and I most certainly try my best to do so. Show more Show less