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Hi I'm Tom

I grew up in New York. I served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years. I love to watch football and to play golf and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a woman who truly makes me a better husband and father. We have 4 children together from previous marriages and are recent grandparents of a wonderful young boy. We didn't grow up in this church, but are blessed to have wonderful missionaries knock on our door and teach us a great and simple message about the restored church. As a result of those missionaries work, we were converted and baptized on the same day 18 months ago! In addition, my wife and I were sealed in a Temple for eternity just over 3 weeks ago!!!

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I previously grew up Catholic and converted to Baptists later in life. For me, I never really felt at home in either church. All I wanted from my church was to feel like that we were all family, a strong spirit in the congregation and a sincere love for the gospel. I attended every now and then, but never felt connected to the message or spirit. Enough time passed and I stopped attending due to lack of interest. This all changed with sister missionaries coming to our home and wanting to give us a message. My wife and I had prior experiences with Mormons, so we had some idea on what they would eventually want from us...to join their church. We didn't think there would be any harm in having them talk to us as they were very friendly and not pushy. Almost immediately, we felt a different spirit when we we talked to them...a very positive and loving spirit. We really had no intention of converting, but after talking to the sister missionaries over the coming weeks, praying about this decision and attending several services, there was no denying what we knew and felt about the Mormon church. We're not perfect, but we try to get better every day. We make mistakes, but we get to renew our covenants and be cleansed of our sins on Sunday. Finally, we have the freedom to make our own choices, but choose to follow our Savior and endure to the end.

How I live my faith

I am still learning a lot about the faith, Book of Mormon and how to live and love as Christ wants from all of us. In the short 18 months that I have been a Mormon, I talk, read, research and observe others and can't understand why I didn't accept this gospel over 20 years earlier when I met my first Mormon family. Most things you hear or read about this faith are true; families are the foundation, we read, sing and do other wholesome activities together, we enjoy serving others, we love our neighbors even if they're not part of the Mormon church and most of all, we love our savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. One thing about being a Mormon is the life-long commitment of living as a child and servant of our Heavenly Father. This is not a "Sunday-only" faith; it's every day; but isn't that what the Bible says?

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Tom
Everything is centered on our love of our Heavenly Father, his son Jesus Christ and the family. When we make decisions, we pray about it and look for promptings from the Holy Spirit. We dress modestly and don't like to brag about money or anything that money can buy. Show more Show less