Part of Mormon.org’s “I’m a Mormon” series, Gates discusses country music, but then spends most of the time talking about his time serving those with severe disabilities, including another man named Timmy Tim. Timmy fetal alcohol syndrome and Gates and his family take care of him after a special request from Timmy’s mother.
Watch the video above to learn more about Gates, Timmy Tim, and love.
In his Mormon.org profile, Gates mentions how singing brings him closer to Christ.
“My favorite thing to do is sing, I LOVE singing, especially when I can sing songs about my Redeemer. My favorite saying is by St. Augustine: “He who sings, prays twice.” Singing adds to our praise and worship of God. Sung prayer expresses the joy of the heart, the happiness resulting from one who has encountered Jesus Christ and experienced his love.”
Aleah is a graduate of Southern Virginia University, where she studied English, Creative Writing, and Dance. She now works full time as a marketing and product manager, writer, and editor. Aleah served a mission in California and loves baking, Lang Leav poetry, Gaynor Minden pointe shoes, and Bollywood movies.