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Hi I'm Tyler.

I love my family! I love the beautiful game of soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am serving a mission for the Lord in Alabama. I am the oldest of seven kids, one girl. My family is my world, and they are my best friends. I live and breathe for soccer and I love watching it. It's my dream to be paid to play one day. I love Cheesecake and watching movies. I want to play college ball after my mission, and go boating with my family. I love water-skiing and snow skiing. I enjoy lifting weights sometimes and playing guitar. I like learning about computers and working with my hands. I prefer hot weather over cold, and Chocolate over vanilla and my favorite color is Blue. I believe strongly that attitude really is everything.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. I knew all the teachings, all our beliefs, and attended with my family all growing up. There came a point where I just wanted to be done with it, I didn't really 'know' that the Church was true, like everyone says. Well, when I was 18 my dad said it was time for me to find a job and a place to live, go to college, or serve a mission for the Church. I didn't want to do any of those, but we agreed that if I read the Book Of Mormon every night I could continue living at home. I did, and as I read I started to feel a curiosity start inside me. I wanted at that moment to find out if this was all true. I wanted to get to the bottom of it, and learn for myself if all these beliefs I've been taught growning up are really true. So I asked. I would read every night, and pray afterwards, asking God if he really was there and if what I read was true. The whole time I did this I was concious of the answer he was likely to give, and I started to almost 'expect' an answer or just 'know' that I'll get an answer sooner or later. Well I got one. In that moment I felt an imense peace, and almost butterflies, kinda like I feel right before a soccer game. It was a familiar feeling I had felt many times, but I finally understood that that is how God was answering me- through a still small voice. I had been recieving my answer and not even knowing it. When I realized I had my question answered I told my family I'd be leaving on a mission. My Heavenly Father had been answering, I just wasn't listening. I guess I wanted some grand event to happen. I didn't understand that Heaven speaks usually through thoughts and feelings of the heart, that are familiar to us, and touch our souls. To me that realization is the reason why I am a Mormon, and why I serve a mission. Everyone can recieve answers from God! They all can know like I know that the Book Of Mormon is true, and this is the True Church.

How I live my faith

I have both good examples and bad examples of how to live from the scriptures. I just try to do whats right because it feels right and It's so much easier to live the Gospel when you choose friends that are trying to do the same. I read and pray daily, and focus on loving my peers and family first, before any other emotion comes. I know the law, and because I know the law I am capable of living it. I continue each day trying to do better and the energy that it takes comes from my family and from the memory of the answer I received that this Church is really true.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Tyler.
Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Tyler.
24"And he also commanded them that the priests whom he had ordained should labor with their own hands for their support. 25And there was one day in every week that was set apart that they should gather themselves together to teach the people, and to worship the Lord their God, and also, as often as it was in their power, to assemble themselves together. 26And the priests were not to depend upon the people for their support but for their labor they were to receive the grace of God, that they might wax strong in the Spirit, having the knowledge of God, that they might teach with power and authority from God." Mosiah 1824-26 Jesus wasn't paid for what he did. He did it for free, out of the perfect love of his heart. We should emulate that love, and serve because we love the Lord, not for money.  Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Tyler.
We believe that God has always guided mankind through chosen servants or spokesman, called Prophets and Apostles. We believe he is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and because of that he will continue to guide mankind by calling a Prophet, and calling Twelve Apostles, until the end of time. That is the structure of the True Church as outlined in Ephesians 2 and 4. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Tyler.
 Yes they can! They can be sealed together by the Power of God in one of his holy temples. Through this sealing ordinance God promises us that our families will be united forever after IF we keep his commandments, exercise faith in Christ, repent, are baptized, receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and endure to the end. Show more Show less

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Tyler.
It is an ordinace of God, and must be done by his power. Jesus walked forty miles in the wilderness to be baptized of one specific man John the Baptist. He was the only one at that time who held God's permission to baptize. Baptism is only written and counted in Heaven when done properly and by this Authority John had. There are living Prophets and Apostles that have this Authority today. see 3 Nephi 11 and John 3  Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Tyler.
Because there are people out there struggling, wondering, wandering, and searching for a better way, and trying to find purpose to their life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches them who we are, where we came from, and where we are going when we die. It brings peace and a sense of belonging and love into their lives, if they choose to live the Gospel and accept Christs' teachings as truth. Christ sent missionaries to teach the Gospel, because he knew that God the Father loves all of his children, and wants all of them to return to His presence. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Tyler.
 "We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are First, faith in the Lord Jesus Christ . . . " -Articles of Faith  Show more Show less

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Tyler.
Nope. Show more Show less