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Hi I'm Tom

I'm a devoted Californian! I love the beach, music, photography, and longboarding, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest in my family. I have three older sisters and two older brothers. They're all married, and I have tons of nieces and nephews! Everyone in my family is like a best friend to me. They all set amazing examples for me of how I want to live my life. My hobbies include things like snowboarding, longboarding, photography, digital design (via photoshop), and going to the beach. I'm also a practicing helicopter pilot! I'm hoping to get my license once I return from my 2 year mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the hope and strength that I get from this church. I have gained a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ through His church. This church has taught me how to follow in Christ's footsteps and that I have a purpose here in this life. I don't even like to think about where I might be if I didn't have this amazing church in my life. It has blessed me so much and in ways that I never could have imagined. I wouldn't give my faith up for anything, even until death.

How I live my faith

Well I'm only 18 years old, so sometimes it feels like I can't make a huge effect on society around me, but I try to live my faith the best I can. I set standards for myself, such as following the word of wisdom and the law of chastity, and I try to live up to them the best I can. This isn't always easy, especially not in high school when everyone around me is doing the exact opposite, but I just hope that others will watch me and know that there's something different about me. I try to shine my light however I can in this dark world.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely. The adversary, or Satan, is still active in trying to get people to follow him. He is constantly learning new ways to get into our lives. This is why God calls modern prophets; we need guidance against the newer weapons and tools that Satan uses against us. Back in the times of ancient prophets, the world needed guidance. There were wicked leaders and people who wanted nothing but what would make them wealthier or more powerful. The world today is no different. In some aspects, it's even worse; with new technology like the internet, these wicked people have even more influence on us, and they have new ways of getting into our homes. The prophet today gives us extra guidance on how to protect ourselves and our families against this. Without a prophet today, we would be lacking in tons of modern guidance. There would be no such thing as the Word of Wisdom or the Law of Chastity. The guidance of these modern prophets, starting with Joseph Smith, had helped me and many people that I know in every aspect of our lives. Without them, we would have much less knowledge of how to live our lives. Show more Show less