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Hi I'm Timothy

I was not born a Mormon. Now I'm a Mormon missionary.

About Me

I am the second oldest in my family. I have seven sisters. We were all adopted. I love my family, it couldn't be stronger if we were not adopted. I love music! I play the viola and guitar. I love all sorts of music. I also love the outdoors. I would rather be in the outdoors than inside, whatever the weather is. I love fishing. I mean I really LOVE fishing. I would do it everyday if I could! I also enjoy hiking, camping, snowboarding, canoeing, etc. I love the gospel most of all!

Why I am a Mormon

I was adopted when I was eight years old along with my five sisters. My parents have recently adopted two more girls so now I have seven sisters. The people that adopted me are Mormons. They are my parents. We are bound together by the power of God. Family is something that has always been imprtant to me. Escpecially because the first short eight years of my life I wasn't sure what was going to happen to my family. It seemed as though my family was being torn from me. I had no power to do anything about it. Nothing. I was afraid that I would never be able to see them again. But Heavenly Father was looking out for us. Through quite a miraculous way we were brought together as a family unit. I accepted what they taught me, and what I learned at church. One thing that I will forever be grateful for is how my wonderful parents never forced my to go to church or to be baptized. I loved chruch because it brought my family together. I 'blamed' the church for my new family and my new found happiness. As I grew older I had experiences that made it impossible for me to even deny the existance of God. But at the same time I did not FEEL that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was really God's true chruch. I knew quite a bit about it at a young age. I have read the Book of Mormon every year since I was eleven, sometimes more than once in a year. I had been through the Bible. But more than just having a knowledge in my head, as small as it was, I wanted to FEEL it. So I decided to pray about it. I wanted to KNOW and feel it from GOD. As I prayed, I reviewed in my mind the events through my short life that I knew that God's hand was in it. I felt the power of the Holy Chost testify to me that it is true. So now I KNOW that this is God's kingdom set up on the earth, that Joseph Smith is the prophet that brought forth the restoration of His gospel, and that the Book of Mormon is His very word. I know it, and I know that God knows that I know it. I cannot deny it. Nor will I ever. That is why I am a missionary. I have a foundation that I want to share with others, so that they too can find peace in this life and eternal salvation in the life to come! 

How I live my faith

I am a full time missionary! I love seeing how Heavenly Father can help people change thier lives. All I do is teach them the process of coming unto Him. Before being a misisonary, I taught 11-12 year olds in Sunday school every week. I really do love teaching the Gosple. As a missionary, I have the wonderful opportunity to teach all age groups. I do this becuase I love serving the Lord, and helping others!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Timothy
As a missionary, I can tell you what we talk about. We talk about Jesus Christ. Our whole purpose is to invite others unto Christ. We do that by sharing with people about the message of the restoration. It explains how God is our loving Heavenly Father, and because He loves us He has sent His Son to save us. Christ brought His gospel and His authority to the earth. The word 'gospel' means 'good news'. Meaning that the good news is that through faith in Jesus Christ and repenting and being baptised and recieving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end, we can return to our Heavenly Father. Mormon missionaries explain that since Christ was rejected and His followers, that the authority of God was taken from the earth. Because the authority was lost, the gospel that was once pure has been changed by man. But God loves us so much, so He prepared a way that the authority could be brought back to the earth. And He did! The authority of God is here upon the earth today. We can know for ourselves through prayer, asking Heavenly Father Himself. That is what Mormon missionaries talk about. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Timothy
 We believe that every son and daughter of God will have the opportunity to recieve the Gospel of Jesus Christ, wether in this life or in the next. Jesus Christ himself did not cease to labor for the salvation of mankind. After His death and before His ressurction, He was teaching "unto the spirits in prison." 1 Peter 319 There He organized the missionary effort to teach all souls. They still have the opportunity to accept or reject. In 1 Cor. 15, Paul discusses the ressurection. He says that "in Chirst shall all be made alive." v.22 In verse 29 he asks "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?" He used this point of proxy baptims to explain more about the ressurection. A proxy baptism is one who stands in the place of someone who is dead. All men must be baptized, so we have do it for those that are dead, because they don't have a body. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Timothy
We worship God our Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith is a man that we hold in high regard as a prohpet that Christ used to bring forth the fulness of His Gospel including His authority. Show more Show less