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Hi I'm Tyler

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. I'm studying psychology to help adolescents struggling with anxiety and depression. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy music a lot, so I'm constantly finding new bands to listen to. I go to concerts often. I dabble in drums and keyboard, but I'm not a spectacular musician by any means. I am studying psychology; I find people fascinating, and I want to learn more about how I can help individuals cope with the daily challenges that we all experience in this life. I love spending time with my friends and participating in various shenanigans and silly activities with them. I love my church and the gospel and the happiness it brings to my life. I love Jesus Christ and do my best to follow Him.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon primarily because I was born into the Church. Both my parents were members when I was born. My dad grew up in the church as well, but my mom is a convert. However, being born a Mormon does not mean you automatically have a testimony. It is everyone's challenge to gain a testimony and become truly converted. Whether someone finds Christ's church when he is young or when he is old, it does not matter. Conversion is a gradual process, and testimonies are developed over time. Over my lifetime, I've come to know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that he died for us so that we could live with our Father in Heaven again. I know that he died for me and that he died for you. I know that God is unchanging, all-knowing, all-powerful, and perfect. I know that He loves us, and that is why He sent His Son. I know that because He loves us, he tells his servants, the prophets, all the things that are necessary for us to know in order to make it back to heaven and live forever with our families. And I know that God has once again reached out in love to His children and given them another prophet so that we can still know these truths and His gospel. I know that we have a prophet on the earth today and that he leads and guides Christ's church. I know that Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ, and that they truly spoke to him. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know, without a doubt, that it is true. I have read it, pondered it, prayed about it, and received an answer through the Holy Ghost that the message it contains is true and that Jesus Christ truly is our Savior. You too can know if these things are true if you will only desire to know and ask God in faith. That's all it takes. In short, I am a Mormon because this Church is true.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith... I live my faith by sharing the gospel with others. I try to be a good example so that teachers, friends, and family can see the light of Christ shining within me. I talk with my friends about religion quite often. This Church has important truths that I have come to know, and because of that I want to share them with everybody. I've participated in my ward (or congregation) as a home teacher, service committee member, and in various leadership positions in my youth group to help bring people even closer to Christ. Currently I am serving a two-year mission in the Iowa Des Moines Mission teaching and preaching and working like missionaries do.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Tyler
By exercising your faith! Read the scriptures, for they testify of Him. Pray to your Father in heaven and ask for a witness that Jesus is the Christ. Attend church on Sunday and learn more of Him. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Tyler
Yep, we believe that family units will still exist after this life. Pretty sweet, huh? Show more Show less

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

Tyler
It's true! Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Tyler
It's the bomb. It's a pretty normal life, except we're happy. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Tyler
The priesthood is power and authority from God given to man to act in the name of Christ to perform ordinances necessary for the salvation of souls. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Tyler
Yeah man! We need a prophet more than ever today. If God used prophets in the olden days, why not now? Show more Show less

What is faith?

Tyler
Faith is a belief in things which you haven't seen which you know to be true. For example, I haven't seen Jesus Christ, but I have faith in Him and accept Him as my Savior. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Tyler
God. Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Tyler
Sure do! As far as it is translated correctly, that is. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Tyler
Nope. That'd be silly. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Tyler
To gain a physical body, have joy, be tested, make decisions, learn and grow thru experience and mistakes, and prepare to one day return to live with our Father in heaven. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Tyler
Yep. We belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So...yeah. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tyler
We are saved by grace! It is only thru Jesus Christ that we can receive salvation. In order to qualify for His grace we must have faith, repent of our sins be baptized and confirmed, and continue to endure to the end and strive to keep the commandments for the rest of our lives. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Tyler
The fact that Matthias replaced Judas is evidence that this Apostleship was meant to continue. The Apostles are special witnesses of Jesus Christ. They help assist the President of the Church as he leads and directs the Church. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Tyler
The Holy Ghost has many roles, and therefore can bless us in many ways! We gain a testimony thru the Holy Ghost as we live gospel principles. We can experience peace, joy, and comfort thru the Holy Ghost. We can be warned of danger. We can receive guidance in our daily lives. The Holy Ghost is one of the greatest gifts you can receive in this life! Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Tyler
We are pro-life! Show more Show less