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Hi I'm Thomas

I'm an average college student, I'm a newly married husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a family of 9- my parents and 6 brothers (no girls!). Growing up could be hectic, but now I'm close with all of my brothers and I love being from a big family. My wife and I love the outdoors- hiking, biking, running, camping, etc., and we're always looking for new places to visit where we can experience the wonder of nature. I enjoy music and I have played the piano from a young age. I also like learning about things, whether it's in a classroom or just in life. I love reading, and I especially like to read classic literature that asks meaningful questions.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents were devout Mormons, and so I was raised in the church. When I grew into my teenage years, I began to think about things and form my own opinions and ideas. Even during this time of questioning what I'd been taught, the gospel I had been taught still just made sense and felt right. For a while I couldn't say that I knew the church was true, I could only say that I believed it was. But I could say I believed it wholly, and I was willing to risk everything for that belief. That belief led me to action, and as I've lived the gospel and studied the scriptures and prayed, I have felt the Lord in my life in countless different ways. Because of those experiences, my faith has been made strong. I love the gospel because it brings me joy, allows me to be forgiven for mistakes I make, assures me that my life has a plan, and gives me hope for the future. I am a Mormon because I love this gospel.

How I live my faith

I think the most important thing we can do in this life is help other people. When Christ was on the earth, He spent all His time serving, teaching, and loving others. My ultimate goal, as a Christian, is to serve more. I believe that all of the commandments God gives us are important, and I try to follow them, but I feel that if I don't try to love and serve other people, any other obedience I give to the Lord is shallow and incomplete. So I am trying to serve others every day (see John 13:35).