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Hi I'm Darrin T.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of 4 great kids. I am a musician/conductor. I play clarinet for The Air Force Band. I am an amatuer soccer player/enthusiast.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had several experiences in my life that have been real spiritual eye openers for me. I cannot deny that the restored gospel is true. I was baptized when I was 8 and raised by excellent parents who taught me how important it was to make correct choices. Now as an adult I choose to follow the Saviour's teachings, because I know it is right.

How I live my faith

I served a 2 year mission in Manaus, Brazil. I met so many fantastic people and I learned to cut the grass with a machete (we provided all sorts of service as well as teaching about our beliefs). I enjoy serving in my ward as a Sunday School teacher, and help provide music for various church meetings and functions. While I am not perfect, I try my best to live my life the way I know I should.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Darrin T.
We believe that life is a chance for us to choose for ourselves. If we never left our parents home, we would not be able to become independent and "grow up". Being on your own away from parents gives you the opportunity to make choices, and mistakes for yourself. It is the same with the purpose of life. We get to choose for ourselves, and show God that we want to be on his side. When we make mistakes, we can repent and follow the right path again. This repentance of course was made possible through Jesus Christ's sacrifice. I am trying to teach this to my kids, so they can make responsible decisions when they grow up and go out on thier own. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Darrin T.
I think that a great way to increase your faith is to put it to action, or excercise it. If I don't practice my clarinet for a few days or even longer, I sure can feel the difference. I'm not as focused and I lose the edge and concentration. If I don't read or think about spiritual things everyday, the same thing happens. If you only think/pray about spiritual things once a week your faith will only grow so much; just like practicing once a week would limit your progress on a musical instrument. Build your faith muscle by workin' it. Show more Show less