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Hi I'm Tom Maher

I was raised in a wonderful home and have a great family!!

About Me

I was born in Rochester NY and moved to North Carolina when I was 10. I was raised in another religion and was very active. I converted to LDS at about 26. I had no interest in another religion but what the missionaries said made sense and answered questions that I did not even realize that I had. My parents were of different faiths but my father always made sure that we went to church, every week, where ever we were. My mother always supported him. They are wonderful parents. My father was not very happy at first that I had changed religions but has mellowed over the years as he has seen how we have raised our children. I am so thankful the I have had the church to help me raise my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the gospel and it has taught me much. I have had to reach within myself a develop talents that I did not even realize that I had. The gospel has helped me be more committed to look outside my self, to serve others and help them but also realize what I have. It has taught me to be a better father and husband. I realize that I cannot work my way to heaven but I don't think that we can coast there either. I know that we are saved by the atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that he set the example and the church helps me to follow that example. I have a long way to go but step by step or drop by drop I try to fill my vile with oil.

How I live my faith

I have tried to be a good community member as well as a good church member. I have held positions in the ward (local church) as well as the stake (or region). I am presently the Bishop or ecclesiastical leader in our ward. I have also served on the local school board for 8 years. I have learned much from my service. It has been hard and time consuming at times but I have gained much more that I have given.