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Hi I'm Ty

I grew up on a Ranch in Alberta, I play football, and want to be an Engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up on a Ranch in central Alberta I learned to work hard. I went to small schools were I was one of very few in the Mormon Faith. But I did well in school and had friends from all kinds of faiths and backgrounds. Sports was a big part of my teen years as I played seven years of football as the quarterback and today I continue to get on the field but as a referee. I am just finishing up my last year of engineering with the University of Alberta and still loving it. I love getting away from the analytical side of my life by drawing or reading a good book. I'm farm raised, forever a football fan, an engineer, and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church, so it has been a lifetime of experiences that have lead me to this. I cannot pinpoint a single moment in time where I would say I was "converted" but everything has confirmed the truth of the gospel. Growing up in a community with few members of the Church forced me to stand up for the standards of Christ's Gospel at a very young age. Though at first it was only because my parents told me to, I quickly saw the trials and loss of identity that came to my friends as they struggled through a world that, at times, seemed pointless to them. I saw that I was happy, I had friends that defended my morals, and that I succeed in school and other pursuits. All of this as a blessing of confirmation from a loving Father in Heaven that He approved. Why I am a Mormon now. That is a lot easier to point out. I have felt the loving confirmation of the Spirit that this is the Church of Jesus Christ, restored by His prophet (Joseph Smith). Since the passing of my Grandfather in a sudden accident my family has felt the reality of the Spirit's role as a "comforter". The knowledge of the Plan of Salvation (God's plan to redeem His children; the answers to life's greatest questions) has been confirmed to us and I know that we can be an eternal family. As a missionary I saw the Gospel change lives and I continue to see it do so as myself and the members of my congregation work together to become more like Christ. It brings people to a knowledge of their purpose, the love of God, the role of the family, and how to live a happy life. I can think of no other way to live. God has taught me of the truthfulness by the love, peace, joy and warmth that are the responses of the Holy Spirit to humble seekers of truth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through the simple things. I read my scriptures to feel closer to God and receive his direction, then I go and watch for opportunities to serve. Right now I help run several social media pages and groups that help promote faith and help the community learn what it means to be a Mormon in Edmonton.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Ty
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most amazing gift we have been given. The Atonement comprises the suffering of Christ for our sins (in the Garden of Gethsemane), which suffering "caused [Christ], even God, the greatest of all, to tremble because of pain, and to bleed at every pore, and to suffer both body and spirit—and would that [He] might not drink the bitter cup, and shrink—" (Doctrine and Covenants 19:18), and His crucifixion culminating in His triumphant resurrection. Christ suffered the pains, trials, and afflictions of every soul that every has or will live on the earth thus, knowing us perfectly He could be a perfect judge and know how to succor His people. Thanks to this gift we may be freed of the pains of guilt, sorrow, and weaknesses we cannot overcome; replacing them with peace and joy. The Atonement's greatest power is how it helps ordinary people become extraordinary. As we learn of Christ, follow him, keep the commandments and learn to forgive ourselves we may be healed through the Atonement. If we have used the Atonement well, then one day we will stand before God and know we are worthy to dwell with Him. Show more Show less