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Hi I'm Thomas

I'm a law student, I'm a sports fanatic, I'm a family man, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a married law student with two boys -- a 4-year-old and a 1-year-old. I have been a student most of my life and I'm finally about to enter the workforce. I met my wife in high school and we have been best friends ever since. I am a huge sports junkie. I love the University of Tennessee, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bulls. I also love the outdoors -- camping, hunting and fishing. I am passionate about my family. I love them more than anything of this world. I know that I have been incredibly blessed by an amazing family, and I am incredibly grateful to our Heavenly Father for this fact.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all of my life -- born and raised in the Church. However, as a young Priesthood holder, I was encouraged by my mother and father to seek out my own testimony of our church. After several weeks or reading my scriptures and praying often about the truthfulness of the Gospel, I received a very clear answer. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on earth today. Heavenly Father has provided us yet again with a Prophet, which at the time was the late President Gordon B. Hinckley. I knew with a certainty that the Church was true and that President Hinckley was a Prophet of God just as Moses and all other Prophets before him, including Joseph Smith. Ever since receiving my own witness of the truthfulness of the Gospel, while I may have slipped up many times along the way, my faith in the Church has never wavered. The Church is true, and I will forever be grateful to my mother and father who brought this wonderful blessing into my life.

How I live my faith

I make an effort to attend all church meetings. In the past, I have participated in organizing events for Priesthood holders in the Murray, Kentucky Ward. Most recently, my wife and I teach a class of 4-year-old boys and girls in the Beaumont Ward of Lexington, KY. Of course, this class includes our 4-year-old son so that has been a pretty neat experience. In addition to church functions, I am also a member of the Kentucky Citizens Foster Care Review Board. This board assists the judiciary in making very important decisions about children who are growing up in difficult situations.