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Hi I'm Tyson

I grew up in Alaska and I currently live in Colorado while I attend law school. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three little girls, who are a lot of fun. I enjoy watching them grow up. My wife is great, she cares alot about me and our girls. My family and I enjoy camping, boating, and outdoor activities. I work as a patent agent for an engineering company during the day, and attend law school in the evenings. When I graduate, I hope to practice either corporate or intellectual property law.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but I didn't realize how involved God can be in our lives until I was a teenager. When I was a youth, I encountered a problem that I couldn't overcome on my own. I wanted help, but didn't know where to get that help. At the time, I wasn't sure if God existed, but I decided that if there was a god, he would be able to help. So, I prayed with the hope that a god would hear my prayer. Over time, I realized that God was answering my prayers and giving me the help that I desired. At this point, I knew that there was a God and that he answered my prayers. Since I discovered God through following an example of a prophet from the Book of Mormon, I decided to ask in prayer if the Book of Mormon was true. First, I familarized myself with the book by reading the book for several days. Then, I asked in prayer if the Book of Mormon was a true. After the prayer, I knew that the Book of Mormon was true. When I learned that the Book of Mormon was true, I knew that the Church was led by real prophets and apostles - just as Chirst had established in New Testament times. Knowing the church is led by a prophet and that the Book of Mormon and Bible are true has made all the difference in my life. These two principles have saved me from a lot grief. By following the teachings provided by modern day prophets and these scriptures, I have avoided a lot of mistakes that I see others make. I wish that everyone would have the same peace that I have from following the acient prophets in the scriptures and the modern day prophets who currently presides over the church.

How I live my faith

I try to be involved in the church as much as time will permit. I've learned over the years that I get more out of my church service than I ever give. I have taught weekly classes to youth and adults, visited members of our church in their homes, and worked on various service projects. Before I started law school, I also assisted with the Boy Scouts of America, served on a home owners association, and was involved in some city organizations that tried to improve the ecomony. Before I went to college, I was a missionary for the church for a couple of years in Russia, just five years after communism ended. While the experience was interesting and challenging, I learned alot about how our Savior, Jesus Chirst, cares about all people, from all nations, regardless of their social status. One thing that I really value about the church is the emphasis on the family. As my kids grow up, they will have a strong social network with other kids and adults that have high standards. While kids can choose whatever friends they want, my kids will at least have the option of associating with other kids from the church who are regularly taught christian values. Another thing that I appreciate about the church is their committment to humanitarian aid. Through the church, we can donate money that will go towards responding to diasters, providing wheelchairs and clean water to developing countries, and a host of over projects. With members and missionaries all over the world, when a natural diaster hits, the church has an infrastructures that allows their aid to be among the first to arrive on the scence.