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Hi I'm Tommy

I'm from a small town in Indiana. My favorite color is green. I'm the biggest thing since sliced bread and... I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm not sure how to say this, but I'm kinda a dig deal. Haha I love watching movies, hanging out with friends, and doing just about anything for a good laugh. I'm serving a mission in the California, San Jose mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I never really put much thought into going to church. It made my parents happy when I went so I would just go. By the time I was in high school my attitude had changed. I still went to make my parents happy, but I didn't really believe in any of it. I had always envyed converts to the church because they would talk about how they "knew" I always thought it was unfair that because I was born in the church I couldn't have that ah ha moment that they would talk about. Between jr. And senior year in high school I went to a church activity and the guy in charge said something that really hit me. He said "even if you were born in the church you still have to be converted for yourself." He said all you have to do is read and pray about the Book of Mormon and you will just know that it is true. So when I got home I figured I might as well give it a shot. So I read a chapter then said a quick prayer expecting that when I said amen an angel or something would happen to tell me that it was true. So I popped up and looked around. Nothing had happened no angel, no voice, no earthquake, no nothing. I felt so lied to.I figured either the book and church was true or its all a lie I was determined to figure out which it was. For the first time in my life I started to really read and pray. Something started to happen. I would feel something peaceful as I read. I would brush it off saying that I was making myself feel it. By the time I was almost done with the Book of Mormon I couldn't deny what I had been feeling. When I finished the book I would say that I thought it was true. I can remember kneeling down and saying Heavenly Father I think it is true and in that moment I had a overwhelming experience. I felt so good. I realized that this was the answer to my prayer. In that moment I just knew the book was true, but most of all I knew that God was there and that he wasn't just some forign person and that he was in fact my father in heaven and he loves me.

How I live my faith

So here's the thing I'm not perfect nor am I close so take this for what it's worth. I live my religion by striving everyday to try to do better than the last. Some days are better then others, but I know that I can always pick myself up and start new the next day. Jesus Christ died so we can have that privilege of trying again. I've noticed the biggest game changer is daily prayer and scripture study. There is a scripture found in the Book of Mormon that says by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise. Alma 37:6 I don't completely understand why, but I do know the difference scripture study and prayer makes in or daily life. I know that we all have a loving Heavenly Father that wants to help but we must ask for his help then we must read the guidance he has given us written within the scriptures.