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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a husband. I'm a father of five beautiful daughters. I'm an optometrist. I enjoy woodworking. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I am an optometrist. I have five daughters. We enjoy various sports, including soccer, basketball and softball. When I have spare time, I enjoy building furniture out of wood, playing golf, and working in the yard.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it just makes sense. I was raised in the church. There came a time when I needed to know for myself which church was true (instead of blindly following in my parents footsteps). After studying scriptures and earnest prayer, I had a feeling inside that I knew the Holy Ghost was testifying of the truthfulness of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I then knew for myself. I have my own testimony. I had the opportunity to serve a two year mission in Perth, Australia. I was blessed to witness the changes in people's lives as they came to know their Savior better. I'm also a Mormon because I know that I have been married and sealed to my wife for time and all eternity. I know that after death, we will still be together as a couple with our family. There is nothing more important to me than knowing my family can be together forever.

How I live my faith

In the church, I have the opportunity to work with the youth. Most of my time is spent with the 14-15 year old young men. During our Sunday meetings, I help teach them to live the Christlike attributes. To be honest, respectful, and giving members of the community. We have several opportunities to serve the community. Many of the young men complete their Eagle Scout requirements. It's a lot of hard work, but very rewarding. I am also assigned the privilege of visiting with a few families in the area to make sure their spiritual and temporal needs are taken care of. I have become good friends with these wonderful people. One of my favorite things to do is meet together with my family on Monday nights for something called Family Home Evening. It is a special time dedicated each week to talk together, play games, and help each other to be better individuals and a closer family.

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

Tim
I think we live pretty normal lives. We eat, drink, sleep, go to school, work, play, etc. We look for opportunities to help our neighbors, and volunteer in our communities. I enjoy volunteering as a soccer coach for my daughter's team. We have lots of fun. We enjoy living spiritual lives with daily prayer and scripture study, and weekly church meetings (sometimes more often). I am saddened to see people's lives who are affected by drugs, alcohol, abuse, and other things. I just wish I could express the joy that comes from living a clean life, free from those influences. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Tim
I do not see serving a mission as a requirement, but as an opportunity and a blessing. I consider the two years of service as a "tithing" of the first 20 years of my life. I hold those two years of my life very special to me. It is a time that I matured both physically and spiritually. I was also able to see the joy that comes into people's lives as they accept the gospel and change their lives for the better. Show more Show less