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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm a software developer and father of five. I love great stories. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a small farm in the Uintah Basin in north eastern Utah. I served a Spanish speaking mission to the Washington Spokane mission. Soon after that I was married and now have five wonderful children. I am a software developer for a nonprofit healthcare organization. I love to read and enjoy spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of a deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ and His restored Gospel. I learned in my youth to love the Lord and to serve Him. I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost in my life, testifying of Christ and His Gospel.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means service, for when we serve our fellow man, we serve God. Currently, I serve as an employment specialist, helping friends, neighbors and church members prepare resumes and search for employment. But the greatest way in which I live my faith is within the walls of my own home. One thing we do to invite the Lord into our lives is family prayer twice every day in addition to prayers before our meals. We're not always perfect at this but it makes all the difference in our family life. Sometimes life rushes by and I find myself in need of the healing grace of repentance, that gift from our Savior without which none could return to our Heavenly Father. I am so grateful that God hears and answers our prayers and will forgive our sins when we repent.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Tyler
Only through obedience to the commandments, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, repentance, studying and pondering the scriptures and sincere and honest prayer can we come to know our Father in Heaven. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

Tyler
In times past, both modern and ancient, the Lord has commanded His people to practice plural marriage. At other times, He has instructed that the practice be discontinued. I am grateful for my faith in the Lord and in His revealed word. And I am grateful that all aspects of my faith can be strengthened through personal revelation through the Holy Ghost. Because of this, I know that those who practiced plural marriage according the the word of the Lord did so with great faith and faced many challenges and hardship because of their faith. And I am grateful that this practice was discontinued by revelation long ago and is no longer necessary. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Tyler
Jesus Christ organized His Church in ancient times while He walked the earth in mortality. That Church was restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and organized on April 6, 1830, in Fayette, New York. Show more Show less