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Hi I'm Stan T.

I am a Canadian. I don't play ice hockey well. I do say "eh" occasionally. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happily married and a father of four wild and adorable kids. I enjoy my work as a civil servant and time away from work. I love sports, especially basketball and soccer, and being outside in nature. I also enjoy playing the guitar and appreciate the talents of others. I enjoy everything a lot more with family and friends around.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church by dedicated parents that had faith that God is real and keeps his promises. Not surprisingly, they did their best to follow the commandments found in the scriptures and the principles of the gospel revealed through latter-day prophets. They did this even when it wasn't convenient or easy, often with unenthusiastic children. I recognized the blessings that came into our family such as joy and peace amid uncertainty. I also observed others around me that didn't live the way we did, often seeking happiness and satisfaction in ways that provide only temporary fulfillment. Even as a young person, I recognized a difference. As with most people, I had experiences when my faith was challenged. It was in these moments that I felt a need to gain a personal witness or testimony that God really had restored His church through a modern prophet, Joseph Smith. I needed to know whether the things that my parents taught me were true or was simply living Christan principles enough. On more than one occasion (and many since), I studied it out and went directly to the source. I prayed and received feelings and impressions that confirmed to my mind and heart that Joseph Smith saw what he said he saw. I learned through those experiences that the Book of Mormon, that I had read and thought about, was really the word of God like the Bible is and that God has called prophets in our time and revealed important truths to them for our benefit. Other pieces of my faith have come together since through simply applying basic gospel principles and asking.

How I live my faith

I like the words attributed to Walph Waldo Emerson, "What you are shouts so loud in my ears I cannot hear what you say". These words motivate me to try to live like a Christian should in both public and private. I enjoy getting involved in my community, most recently in soccer helping as a coach along with many other dedicated people. In the church right now I teach 7-8 year-olds preparing to be baptized. Most importantly, I try to be a good husband and a dedicated dad.