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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm an environmental scientist, a scuba diver, a trombonist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Tyler. I grew up in Washington. I am the oldest in my family and I am currently attending undergraduate school where i am striving to earn my major in Environmental Science and a minor in Business Management. My hope is too attend dental school after I get my bachelor's then continue onto orthodontist school. My favorite part about school is my research class where i participate in catching and trapping wild animals and tagging them with trackers so that we can monitor their movement and understand more about nature. I love to travel and I blame it on my mom. We have been everywhere tropical in the northwestern hemisphere. My hobbies include scuba diving, skiing, swimming, tennis, video games, and enjoying the beauty of life. I have also played the trombone for 10 years and I love it. I love to play jazz music because of the total freedom and the organized chaos that makes that funk. I also love to play classical because most of the time the music can be the most beautiful and peaceful sounds known to man.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the love of our Savior Jesus Christ all my life. His atoning and forgiving power has deeply affected my life and dramatically affected those I have shared it with. The plan of happiness that our Father and His Son shared before the world was created has had the most affect in my life. I struggled with the loss of 3 of my grandparents and I loved them all dearly. Knowing that I will be able to see them again after this life has comforted me and with that knowledge it will help me cope with others that I will lose in this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing as much service as possible. When i was 11 I joined the Boy Scouts of America and by the time I was 16 I had done hundreds of service projects and earned my Eagle Scout award which requires you to set up a service project where the community can participate alongside you. I also went to scripture study at my church building at 5:30 in the morning for 4 years so I could learn more about the teachings in the scriptures.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

The beauty of this Earth My family The complexity of every living thing Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

For those reading who are familiar with Catholicism a Ward and a Stake are basically the same as parishes and dioceses. For those who are not a ward is a congregation based upon a certain geographical area. And a stake a is group of multiple wards varying between 5-10 wards. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Absolutely not. If someone needs help I help them whether they are Mormon or not. Everyone is a child of God and should be treated as one. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about "eternal life?"

Eternal Life is living in the presence of our Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and our families forever. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Malachi 3:8-12 Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is a compilation of many prophets writings who were called by God the preach the Gospel. It was abridged by one of the last prophets in the book named Mormon. However, Joseph Smith did translate the ancient text into modern English in the 1800's. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Yes we do because we believe that the Bible is a testament (or a witness) of Jesus Christ just as much as we believe the Book of Mormon is a witness of Jesus Christ Show more Show less