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Hi I'm Tim

I am a recent convert and a member of the Bay Robert's Branch in Newfoundland, Canada. I am proud to say that I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent convert who have come to know the gospel and understands the sacrifices that our Lord Jesus Christ made for us. I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. In my spare time I like to bike, hike, fish, read, and play the button accordion. I am unemployed due to an illness which prevents me from working full time. I am also single and actively looking for a life long companion who respects my newfound faith. I am also considered to be a technical person. I can fix desktop computers and also create websites. I had two unsuccessful businesses in which I offered website design and marketing/branding. Due to lack of finances and customer base, they were shut down.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I joined the church in September 2014, I was facing, and still am, an illness that would change my life. For the third time in my entire life, I was faced with kidney failure. I've had two previous kidney transplants as a young boy. My last one was over 20 years ago. 3 years ago in 2010 I was told I had to start dialysis again. That was hard on both me and my family, especially my common-law wife of 5 years. In the Summer of 2013, myself and my common-law wife were walking in the local mall and the Mormon Missionaries were there handing out books. One of them commented on my hat. We started talking and then we ended asking them to come back for a lesson. From the very first lesson, I knew that what they had to say was true. Over the course of a year, I met with the missionaries every week. I read The Book Of Mormon and prayed as often as I could remember. During that time frame, I had found the happiness that I needed in my life despite being on dialysis 3 times a week. I started recognizing the smaller things in life. I realized that dialysis was not a burden but a blessing. I also know that when God feels it's time, he will provide me with another kidney. I have been waiting for 3 years. If I have to wait another 3 years, then I will cause it will be worth the wait. I have also learned to be more grateful for those small things and for things that most people do not have. I found happiness in knowing that no matter what happens to me, God will be there for me to lift me up and carry me through life's most difficult challenges.

How I live my faith

Since I've been baptized in September, I've had the opportunity to join the missionaries as they go to lessons. I am the only youth member (besides the missionaries) in my branch, so I feel that it is my duty to God to bring more youth into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I always try my best to pray and read the scriptures daily and invite those I meet to come unto Christ. There have been lots of ups and downs in my life, but regardless of that, my faith never faltered. I have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and his love for me and his children. I hope that my testimony will inspire youth such as myself to know the joy of having Jesus Christ in their lives.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tim
I strongly believe that Joesph Smith was a prophet of God. He was handpicked by God to be a messenger of teachings not found in the bible. While we also believe in the bible and it's teachings, The Book of Mormon is an additional testament of Jesus Christ in the Americas. It was Joesph Smith's duty to translate what had been written before and during the life of Jesus Christ in the Americas. After he was finished, God told him to preach this newfound gospel to the people around him. He faced a lot of criticism and ridicule, but he kept his promise to God. Eventually God gave him the authority to lead a new church and he were to call it The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Soon people started to listen to Joesph Smith and follow him. Soon enough, the church grew bigger and bigger to what we know today. Show more Show less