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Hi I'm Tyson

I live in New England. I love my wife and family. I study genetics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Salt Lake suburb of Bountiful with three brothers and a cute little sister. I started playing soccer when I was 5 years old, and still like to kick the ball around on the weekends. I fell in love with my wife and biology while in college, and decided to make both of them my future. I am currently a graduate student studying how neurons regenerate. When I'm not in the lab, my wife and I like to eat out with friends and explore the New England landscape.  

Why I am a Mormon

Gratefully, I was raised in a good Mormon home where I learned the gospel of Jesus Christ and the principles of love, work, and service. By following the Savior's invitation to "do his will" and live the Mormon standards, I have come to "know of the doctrine" that it is true - John 7. Perhaps the greatest key to my testimony is the Book of Mormon itself. It contains a powerful witness of Christ, clear explanations of essential doctrines, and an overall peaceful spirit of truth. Once I knew that the Book of Mormon is true, I knew that the Mormon church and all its underlying doctrines were true, too. I continue to live the gospel and the standards of the Mormon church because it makes me happy.    

How I live my faith

To me, being a Mormon means helping people. In addition to the great service opportunities that come in the Church, I have loved being able to help people by teaching them principles that will enable them to bless their own lives and families. These opportunities come in meetings and interviews, visits to members' homes, and in Church lessons. I also try to live my faith by being a good friend and neighbor. A simple smile or a "hello" can go a long way.  

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Tyson
Baptism is the first essential ordinance of the gospel of Christ. It represents a decision that we make to follow Jesus and includes a covenant to live His teachings. We are baptized by immersion, which means that our entire body is submerged in the water and then lifted out again. This symbolizes the newness of life that we experience by accepting the Lord. When we have developed faith in Christ and repented of our sins, baptism has the power to make us clean and pure. Like the Savior going to John the Baptist, we too must be baptized by one who has authority. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we have the priesthood power necessary to baptize.    Show more Show less