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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm a missionary, I'm a computer geek, I'm a gamer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Alaska, Anchorage Mission. At this point I have been on my mission for 5 and 1/2 months and am currently serving in Willow Alaska, this area covers one ward and a branch and is aproxamately 12,000 square miles covered by myself and my companion. Before my mission I enjoyed working with computers, and different programs. I built my first computer when I was 16 and enjoyed using to play games and of course do home work. When I was three years old I got hit in the eye by a blunt arrow and lost the use of my left eye, before you ask, yes I was able to get a drivers licence.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church, in an area of the world where I was in the minority, (central California) I noticed something in the other members of our religion that I did not see in many others. Although we all came from different situations and problems I noticed the light and happiness in the eyes of the members of the church compared to so many people who strugled to find happiness. I, like every human being on the planet, want to be happy and I want others to have that same joy. The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints give us a hope to be able to once again return to live with our heavenly father in a state of never ending happiness. This promise from our Heavenly Father along with many others give us hope throught the different trials we may have, and I know that everyone can proffit from the knowledge that one gains as a member of this church Gods kingdom once again restored upon the earth.

How I live my faith

Before I left on my mission I served in the Primary ( where the children come for sunday school) teaching the 9 year old children with 2 of my freinds. Now that I am on my mission I go around teaching others about the message of the restoration and other things that our church belives and has to offer that can make a difference in others lives for the better. We also do a lot of service in the area for both members of the LDS church and others in the community. I try to live my life to be an example for others, so that they might see how happy I am and teach them why i am so happy, that living the commandments of our heavenly father can make us a happier people as it says in the Book of Mormon in Mosiah chapter 2 verse 41 "41 And moreover, I would desire that ye should consider on the blessed and happy‍ state of those that keep the commandments of God. For behold, they are blessed‍ in all things, both temporal and spiritual; and if they hold out faithful‍ to the end they are received into heaven, that thereby they may dwell with God in a state of never-ending happiness. O remember, remember that these things are true; for the Lord God hath spoken it." (Mosiah 2:41) I know that this can make a difference in peoples lives and that is why I am here on my mission to help others find this truth that the church has to offer to any willing to listen.

Are there restrictions based on race or color concerning who can join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have the priesthood?

Tyler
No, of course not. I am currently a missionary in the Alaska, Anchorage Mission. We cover all of Alaska and the Yukon territory. The first area i served was a Samoan ward in Anchorage. The ward functions exactly the same as any other, except they conduct thier meetings in Samoan so that it can be more easily understood for the latter day saints who have emigrated to the united states from samoa and have not yet learned english. Every priesthood and auxillary callings were fufilled by the samoan members of the ward. This is not rare either, all over the world their are latter day saints worshipping in their own language, and as in this ward, all of the callings, assignments, duties, ect... are fufilled by worthy members of the church regardless of race or color. As an official declaration of the Church states, “every faithful, worthy man in the Church may receive the holy priesthood, with power to exercise its divine authority, and enjoy with his loved ones every blessing that flows therefrom, including the blessings of the temple. Accordingly, all worthy male members of the Church may be ordained to the priesthood without regard for race or color.” (Doctrine and Covenants, Official Declaration – 2, 294). Show more Show less