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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a mechanical engineer from Pennsylvania. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a mechanical engineering student studying at a university in Utah. I grew up in Texas and went to high school in Pennsylvania. I love to read, cook, canoe, travel and play frisbee. Above all, I'm a people person, I value my relationships with my friends and family above all else.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was lucky enough to have two wonderful parents that cherished the same faith I do today. It wasn't easy to decide if their church was right for me. I took the spiritual claims I had been taught as a kid seriously and put them to the test. I have felt God's influence in my life through the Holy Ghost. I don't claim to know everything, but I know this is the path God wants me to take, and I am proud to be a member of this church and a dedicated if a little flawed sometimes follower of Christ.

How I live my faith

 Our church demands active participation by everyone because we have no paid clergy. I've had a number of assignments in my congregations through the years, some demanding and some simple, and I've loved the opportunity to serve. One of my favorites is an assignment we all get to visit specific members of the congregation and help them if we can. I've made strong connections and lasting friendships with the people I visit and with those that visit me.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Tim
 A ward basically means someone's responsibility. In the church it means the responsibility of a local bishop, in other words the local congregation. A branch is another word for a congregation, usually when it's small and just starting out. A stake is a collection of wards and branches that meets together as one large group sometimes. Show more Show less