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Hi I'm Tim Compton

I'm a husband and a dad. I teach Spanish. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I married in 1983 and are the parents of seven children. Since 1989 I have taught Spanish language, literature and culture. I hope I am helping people increase their capacity to connect with others. I go to Mexico every year to study theatre—I am in awe of the creativity and artistry I find there, and I so appreciate Mexican hospitality (and food!). I enjoy running, playing basketball, and occasional travel. I have enjoyed the two main places I have lived in my life as they are rich in natural beauty—at the foot of the mountains in the state of Utah and on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon home, with wonderful parents who taught their children love for God and all His children. They taught in word and in deed. Their teachings felt good to me and I felt good at church meetings and activities. When I was fifteen I had a particularly vivid spiritual experience upon reading and pondering the words of King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon. That experience reinforced my commitment to Mormonism. The teachings of inspired leaders and scriptures, the chance to approach God through prayer, and wonderful fellowship with other Mormons keeps my faith in Christ burning bright. I am grateful for the sense of purpose and perspective Mormonism gives me.

How I live my faith

Sunday meetings recharge me spiritually to help me live my faith all week long. I see commandments as evidence that our Heavenly Father loves us enough to give us guidelines that can make something of us. I see how keeping commandments increases my capacity to take on life and serve others. I love that the Atonement of Christ makes repentance and improvement possible to us. I want to serve my fellow men all the days of my life.