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Hi I'm Tyler

I am a husband and a father. I love to play sports, eat Swedish Fish, and watch reruns of Michael Jordan. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my amazing wife - we're celebrating our 5th year anniversary this January. Our two-year old son is as energetic as they get and loves Cars and the new movie, Planes. He just got potty-trained this week so we went to Toys-R-Us and he picked out some new cars and planes! That was the deal...It was an amazing recipe to get out of diapers :) I grew up with five brothers and one sister. I guess you could say we made a perfect basketball team - the starting five, and one cheerleader who always kept us on our game. Of course, my parents were our coaches who not only taught us the rules of sports such as basketball, soccer, football, and tennis, but taught us the rules of life such as being honest, loving others, and trying to be our best. In 2004, the Prophet, Gordon B. Hinckley, issued me a call by the Lord to serve a mission in Porto Alegre (North), Brazil. I learned Portuguese, but most importantly, I learned to love the Brazilian people. Upon arriving home I enrolled at the University of Utah - Go Utes! I was a Hinckley Institute of Politics intern and graduated with a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Campaign Management. We moved to Omaha, Nebraska for law school where I graduated in 2013 from Creighton University School of Law. We now live in Kansas City. My family is sincerely optimistic and happy because we are on the Lord's side!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, first and foremost, because I love the Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. From an early age, I learned to love His word as I grew to obtain a sincere and pure witness of His goodness and reality. I can remember reading the Holy Bible and Book of Mormon in my youth and feeling the power of the great Holy Spirit. After fasting for several days throughout several weeks, Christ bore from his lips words I shall never forget. I am thankful to this day for the tender mercy He showed me, which His words guide my life continually. I am also a Mormon because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a fantastic church! Not only it is fantastic (because of all of the people, missionaries, service, living prophets, Book of Mormon, etc.), but the Church, I know, is true. I was privileged to serve a full-time mission in Brazil and preached to as many people as I could about the goodness the Church has to offer if one will just listen and try to live a Christ-like life. There are thousands of reasons why I am a Mormon, but at the end of the day, it just feels good to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Christ once said, "Love one another." By this emblem, I try to live my faith. The Lord once was asked, "What of all thy commandments, is the greatest?" His response, "Love the Lord with all thine heart, mind, and strength. And the second, like unto the first, love thy neighbor." The simplest way to measure whether I'm living my faith in Jesus Christ is to examine how I am observing the greatest commandments. In other words, if I am showing love for one another, I am living my faith in Jesus Christ because He is the ultimate example of love and charity. If I am not showing love for people, then I ask for Christ's forgiveness, which is when He grants me a portion of his eternal and infinite love so that I can share His love with others.