Hi I'm Tyler
Hi, I grew up in Utah. I am in a family of four, myself, mom, dad, and sister. My sister currently is married, I have a little nephiew too he's the best I've ever had. I've never been out of sate except when serving as a Full time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Missionary work is the best part of being a member. We make new friends, meet new people, and enjoy one anothers company. I really love the Book of Mormon and know it is true. Some of my favorite scriptures are Alma 34, Alma 37:36-37, 1 Nephi 3:7 and Moroni 10:3-5. I remember having to ponder and pray to our Heavenly Father about the Book of Mormon, and having to put my faith in Jesus Christ and trust in our Heavenly Father that I would get an answer if this is the true church on the face of the earth today. Sure enough the answer came and I do know it is true and brings much joy and happiness you cannot find in the world. I would encourage all and challenge them to read Morni 10:3-5 and do what it says with sincerity and the answer will come as to weather this Book is true and that this is the True Church of Jesus Christ that has been restored on the earth today and that Jesus Christ is the head of this Church he lives, he loves us and truely desires for all of us to come to understand of all the treasures that can be yours; only if you seek by faith in him and our Heavenly Father.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born and raised in the Church, but that does not mean that I am exempt from coming to know of myself that this is the restored church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. Just as I mentioned in the about me section, I had to pray sincerely and come to know for myself that it is true. If you do so sincerely I know you will get an answer to that prayer. I also know that all our prayres are answered. The main reason I continue in the faith is because it is true, and it strengthens me every day as I read, study, ponder, and pray about the Scriptures and speak with our Heavenly Father sincerely in humble prayer. Each day in my heart, on my knees in the morning, and at night. Also whenver there is a need. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are there they loves us and desire for us to return to live with them. Although that is only part of what they have in store for us. Alma 26:5 is the main reason that we are sent here to fulfill and complete. This being the case is so that each of us has, and will have the opportunity to live with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ again.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
I have a mental illness, I struggle day in, and day out with my self worth and the ability to succeed in this life. Therefor, I must put a lot more effort into my day to day life to get something out of it than someone that does not. As of January 12, 2012, I thought I was doing pretty well, yet another depression mode has come. Although the number one source I will always retain in my heart are the blessings of having a Savior, and Redeemer for all mankind. This gives me hope; hope for me is trust, not just trust, but trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, relying fully on his grace and mercy everyday by repenting of my sins. Not only that either, but talking to Heavenly Father through prayer in the name of Jesus Christ. I pray each day for a stronger ability to have strength in this illness, not necessarily that is will go away, but that I will be carried for a time in Christs arms. As of now I have not the strength to keep going on my own. However, one thing to note is Father in Heaven listens to my prayers and that from my heartfelt prayers Jesus Christ has been carrying me. We are not alone on our journey through this life, I testify that Jesus Christ lives, that he loves us and will not hold us down, but help lift us up and give us strength in the most difficult times of our lives. I love him, and will forever hold him dear to my heart. I know that Jesus loves me, that Father in heaven and Jesus Christ are mindful of me everyday. I hope to stand face to face with my God, and Savior Jesus Christ and have have them say, "Tyler, I have not left you alone, nor have I ever, and I am here and have been, even when ye could not see me." I can honestly now say, I feel, and know he can heal us, and my hope is that by and through him I may be healed from my mental illness one day. Hope for me is Jesus Christ, and he is whom I have put my hope in. I so testify, and say all this, In the name of Jesus Christ amen.
How I live my faith
I do my best to do my duty to our Heavenly Father by serving his children every day, reading the scriptures, pondering about our savior Jesus Christ; and what he has done for us in his great and infinate Atonement. Each one of us is a child of our Heavenly Father, and I strive to remember that so I treat them accordingly. I serve in my callings that we as memebers are given, and do so faithfully. Without the faith I would not be who I am today.