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Hi I'm Tyson

I'm a Canadian, Baseball Player, Ping-Pong Master, Food Lover, A Missionary... and I'm a MAN, a full grown one, I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the small town of Magrath Alberta, lived there most all my life. I went to college to play baseball until I made a decision to serve a full-time mission. I am now serving a mission in the Canada Halifax Mission which covers the Maritimes of eastern Canada. I love the outdoors and love playing sports, but most of all I love to serve others, there is no greater joy in the world then helping out your fellow friends, family, or those you meet.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but not always did I find myself living what the church taught. I found that at a later age of my life I realized that I didnt know if the church was true.I never planned on serving a mission, I never planned on taking two years out of my life to do the Lords work. One day as I was reading in the Book of Mormon it suddenly hit me that i knew what i had been taught was true, I knew that Joseph Smith truly was a prophet of God and restored the fullness of the gospel to earth once again, the same Church that Christ himself established while he was here on the earth. Once I came to this knowledge I knew that I needed to serve a mission and help others come to the same knowledge that I had come to. I decided that a mission was the most important thing that I could do at this time. I was playing baseball and it was good and college was fun and I enjoyed it alot, but I knew that it would all be there at the time when I would get back from my mission. I know this church is true and it means so very much to me, and I am now serving a mission helping others come to that same knowledge.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving a full-time mission. I am serving in Eastern Canada where I help others learn more of the message of the restored gospel, and help them make changes in their lives that will help them grow closer to our Father in Heaven and His son Jesus Christ.

Are Mormons Christians?

Tyson
Absolutely Mormons are Christians! The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter-Day Saints. The whole church is centered around Christ himself. Yes we have prophets and apostles and many believe that we dont believe in Christ, but we have the same organization as did the primitive church in the time when Christ set it up while He was here on the earth. We have the same foundation of prophets and apostles that has been around throughout all time, and throughout all the Bible and Book of Mormon. Ephesians chapter 2 verse 20 states, "And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone." Notice how although our church is built upon prophets and apostles, Christ himself is still the chief cornerstone of His church and everything we do as Latter-Day Saints is focused centered around Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Tyson
The first vision is referred to the vision that the prophet Joseph Smith had as a young boy, being visited by God the Father, and His Son Jesus Christ. The reason why this happened to the prophet Joseph Smith is because he was going around in search of truth, visiting many different religous parties. Although he visited many of these different religions he felt like there was something more. As he was reading in the epistle of James chapter 1 verse 5 which states, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him." Joseph said that no scripture hit any man as hard as this scripture had impacted himself, and as it stated that if any of you lack wisdom let him ask of God, well he decided he would do just as the scripture instucted of him. If we continue to verse 6 of James we can notice that it mentions that they must ask in faith. Having faith enough that if we recieve an answer we will follow what we recieve, that if we ask and we recieve, we will act upon those things. The reason why God and Christ visited Joseph is because he had faith that he would recieve an answer to his prayer and he was prepared to act upon the answer he would recieve. The purpose of Joseph going to inquire of the Lord was to know which of all the parties or religions was right, and which he should join. We know that he had a desire to know which church was the true church so that he might join. As he retired to the woods he poored out the desire of his heart, and he had a miraculous experience. In his own words he explained this experience. "I saw a pillar of light exactly over my head, above the brightness of the sun, which descended gradually until it fell upon me. When the light rested upon me I saw two Personages, whose brightness and glory defy all description, standing above me in the air. One of them spake unto me, calling me by name and said, pointing to the other--"This is My Beloved Son. Hear Him!" God the Father, and His son Jesus Christ visited Joseph and told him at that time that none of the sects were right, and that he must join none of them. He was then instructed in later years to restore the fullness of the gospel and restore the church to the earth once again. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Show more Show less

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Tyson
Well the best way to explain what we as Mormons believe is by stating the 13 articles of faith. We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam's transgression. We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ second, Repentance third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth. We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth. We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes that Zion the New Jerusalem will be built upon the American continent that Christ will reign personally upon the earth and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things. Show more Show less