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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Often times I like to think of myself as the "reincarnate" of Indiana Jones. I just love a good adventure and that includes exploring old abandoned mines in the Cascade Mountains, and even reading one of the greatest books of all time..."Don Quixote!"...that's going to be me in my old age. Music also plays quite a part in my life; writing and performing jazzy, alternative stories just fulfils my day with happiness and acomplishment...Oh!...and I'm a nerd with anything that pertains to history, archaeology, earth and space science, grammar, gardening and any classic wide-brimmed fedora complemented with the expected bullwhip! Really, I'm just a young guy (a missionary at the moment) with the whole world before me...I don't have a family of my own yet, but I want one (eventually after this mission in San Antonio, TX). There isn't clarity quite yet as to what my career will be but I've know my whole life that I just want to be a good family man when I grow up; an old shoe!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm actually the only member of the church in my family. I was raised Lutheran and spent most of my days trying diferent churches; which one holds ALL of the truth that I need? One August, in 2010, I found myself on my knees, begging God to bring color back in my life...there was no joy that I could recognize; eventhough my life was actually pretty good, I just was not happy. Never in my life had I spent so much of my soul begging for an answer from any God that could hear me... Nearly a week later, the Lord sent me my answer. A really good friend offered me a Book of Mormon. I'll be honest...I wasn't exactly excited to read it, but being a risk-taker I gave it a shot. A little while after I met with the missionaries. It filled my heart as I learned about the things that I had, for years, been searching for! Temples, prophets, miracles, revelation: my faith in God had always been formidable but my testimony became as iron as I learned and read and prayed, just as they invited me to do... I love the missionaries that taught me patiently; I am especially grateful for my friend who so boldly, yet tenderly, invited me to experience the joy of which she has testified- life is beautiful and I owe my eternal life to my Father in Heaven! He gave us a brain for a reason...use it and find out if it's true...

How I live my faith

As of right now, I am serving a mission in San Antonio Texas (Spanish-speaking). At this very moment, I have been a member of the church for a little over a year and the peace that I have felt in my life has been attributed to living a clean life and serving my brothers and sisters of the world. Another missionary stated, "we (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) don't restrict ourselves, but rather, we eliminate the vices from our lives." I had challenges before I joined God's true church; they still exist now, but there is nothing that will seperate me from the love of Christ.

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Tim
Being raised as a Lutheran I always knew that the authority of God was taken from the earth by cause of wicked people killing and assaulting the Apostles and God's mouthpieces (the prophets). But if God were all-powerful, wouldn't he be able to put His power and authority and organization back on the earth again? We need direction from men chosen by God, not men with a degree of theology (that's man's education). The Book of Mormon is kind of like a "clue" of God's kingdom back on the earth. It's up to us to have an open mind and softened heart. How do we find out which version of the Bible is God's version?... Show more Show less