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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm a Mormon. I am an army brat. I speak Spanish. What more, I go to college!

About Me

I am in my early twenties and am single man. I am going to college and will be studying history. My long term term goal is to be a politician, and a professor of history at a University. I love studying history as a pastime as well as world politics and culture. Museums and libraries are favorite locations for me, and I especially love to see historical sites and monuments. I speak Spanish, because I lived for a time in Monterrey Mexico as a missionary for the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I grew to love the Mexican people as I attempted to serve them just as Jesus would have me do. If I can find work, it will be something easy, as school takes up much of my time at the moment. I am attending Utah State University in the state of Utah, studying up on my passions of history and politics, although science I have to study as well, and while I find it interesting, it isn't easy! I am the first son of five children in my family. I have a twin brother, as well as one other brother. Then I have a sister and also a cousin that lives with my parents, although she is now basically my sister. My Dad is a lawyer, and my Mom works full time at, well being a mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it helps me see the world how it really is. The world is a confusing place, and as I study history, and observe modern politics and events, I realize just how wonderful it is that we have a modern prophet who can tell us God's will concerning the world. I also love it how I can speak to God and receive personal direction for my own life. I have more than two books of scripture to read, one of which is The Book of Mormon, which is another Testament of the Lord Jesus Christ and recounts His teachings being spread through the ancient Americas. I also have the teachings of many modern prophets. I know that my family can be together forever, and that once I am married, I will be able to be with my wife and children in this life and beyond the grave. Because I am Mormon, I know these things to be true. I know Jesus Christ personally, as well as my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

At the moment, I attend church and will be attending group activities with other young people in the area. I am making friends, and sharing the gospel of Christ with coworkers that are not members of the church. I say my prayers and I go to church. I make sure to be an example of Christ-like living wherever I go.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Tyler
We do not. In the past, the Lord commanded prophets such as Abraham or Moses to practice plural marriage. At other times, He commanded the people to not practice it as He told a prophet named Jacob in the Book of Mormon [Jacob 2:27-30]. He commanded again the practice of polygamy in the days of Joseph Smith. However in 1890 the Lord declared an end to the teaching of polygamy through His prophet Wilford Woodruff, and since that day it has never again been practiced within the church. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Tyler
Not any more than other Christians worship Moses or Noah or some other prophet. You see, Joseph Smith is a prophet, a mouthpiece of God our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, but not God himself, worthy of worship. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Tyler
Yes we are. We believe in Jesus Christ, God the Eternal Father, and in the Holy Ghost. The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ that we have received in these days by one of His modern prophets Joseph Smith. I know that Jesus Christ lives and is the Son of God, the Savior and Redeemer of Mankind. As long as I know that, yes, I am indeed a Christian. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Tyler
God wants all members to share the message of Jesus Christ with everybody whether they go on full time missions or not. However, God wants all young men, usually from 19 to 21 to serve a two year mission, completely devoted to teaching the Gospel. It is voluntary, nobody forces you to go and you are not an outcast if you do not go, but it is a wonderful opportunity to love God's children and feel God's love for you in return. Young women may also go on missions if they so desire, and many elderly couples also choose to go on missions. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Tyler
Read James 1:5, and God tells us through one of His ancient apostles exactly what we should do, so first of all I would suggest that you do that. I learned for myself the truth through diligent prayer, and just living the Gospel of Christ as He has explained it in the Bible and especially in The Book of Mormon. As I ask God to know if it is true, and continually try to live His commandments, reading the Book of Mormon daily, I come to feel that it is true by the power of the Holy Ghost. To feel this power, take a moment by yourself and read The Book of Mormon, and then ask God sincerely if it be true. I testify that God will answer you, usually as a feeling of deep joy or peace inside, more powerful than any we could get anywhere else. That is the Holy Ghost, and He is telling you that yes, Mormonism is true. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Tyler
Nope, we help all kinds of people no matter what religion they practice or do not practice. Everyone is a child of God, and deserves to feel his love. God will often show His great love for us through the influence of other people, and so we strive to help all people no matter who they are to feel God's love. Show more Show less