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Hi I'm Tom Cherrington

I was raised in Springville, Utah. I teach religion, and I have been a Mormon throughout my life.

About Me

I have taught religion for 36 years for the LDS Church. I have especially enjoyed my study of the New Testament and the Book of Mormon. I enjoy nearly all sports, but my abilities are waning with age. A good round of golf is about as engaged as I become now days. I have a bachelor's degree in history with a masters degree in Public Administration. I am father to 4 wonderful children and grandfather to 10 incredible grandchildren. I am married to an angel. Being with her is a slice of heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fifth-generation Mormon, and while that is why I was introduced to the Church in my youth, that is not why I have remained a Church member throughout my life. James wrote: "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering." (James 1:5-6). The reason that I am a Mormon is that I did as James counseled. I asked God, and he answered me. It is that simple. God has promised to answer those who study the gospel with open minds, who ask with faith in Jesus Christ, and who ask with real intent to obey the answer that they receive from heaven. I know that God answers prayers, for He answered mine.

How I live my faith

I have served in the Church throughout my entire life. I served two missions to Japan and speak Japanese relatively well. I have enjoyed many priesthood callings, and currently serve in one of the Church's governing bodies. But for me, the practice of my faith is best manifest in my home as a father and husband. I seek to love my wife as Christ loved the Church. I try to be a good father. Like everyone else, my discipleship to Christ is a daily task that requires me to pray for strength and wisdom, repent when I make mistakes, and trust in the love, grace and power of my atoning Savior Jesus Christ. I enjoy serving my Savior through service to others, and the Church provides me this opportunity.