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Hi I'm Tyler

I play disc golf and ultimate. I have a passion for math. I love to dance. I speak Spanish. I love rain and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Oregon mostly and as such I have a love in general for nature and the outdoors. My family definitely shares that same love and camping, riding dirtbikes, and other various activities were part of life. I have always been an outgoing person and that has been something that has helped me to overcome challenges. I rely heavily on my friends and family and they know that I'm always there for them. I have many passions in life and some of them include playing disc golf and ultimate, math, board games, and helping people. I got into ultimate and disc golf living in Oregon because it was something that my friends did and I quickly fell in love with the sport. I got into disc golf because I couldn't always find people to play ultimate with me and likewise fell in love with it. It has been wonderful defending my values being involved in those two things because in general the people who play those sports do not share the same standards but that doesn't take away from the joy that I have playing those sports. I also mentioned my passion for math and that is something that has driven my life and up until recently I didn't know how I was going to make it a part of my life. What I want to do may sound a little strange especially for people that know my outgoing personality but I want to write math textbooks for a living. I feel like it's something I can do to help the most people to grow. All in all I'm an outgoing, frisbee throwing, math book writing, board game enthusiast.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the wonderful priveledge to have parents that really helped me to find the right path in my life. My father was always a member of this church but went through a time where going to church wasn't the most important thing on his priority list. My mother grew up not really having a religion to call her own and had been searching since she was young. They finally met and my mother was introduced to the faith and the church that my father was a part of. When all was said and done my mother knew that her search was over and she had found that church that God wanted her to be a part of. She helped my father come back to church and made the decision to be baptized and it has affected the life of our family forever. She still remains the only member of her family but my parents both laid the foundation for my life. With that said the time comes in each of our lives when we need to decide if we're going to follow what we had been taught or not. For me a huge time of trial was when I left my house and went to college. There I didn't find the family support that I had had all my life but I found something else. It was the support of the friends that I had made. They shared my values and they were able to lift me and help me understand that the reason that I'm a Mormon isn't because my parents were; it isn't because my friends were; it is because I knew and I know that this is the path by which I can find true happiness.

How I live my faith

I have the unique opportunity at this point in my life to do pure service. I am a missionary for my church and as such I am able to go out each and every day and do nothing but help people. I help them in every way but the most important help that I am able to give is spiritual. This is something that brings more joy to me than I have ever experienced before. I have seen people change their lives completely; I have seen people quit smoking, drinking, and many other things to follow their Savior Jesus Christ and I get more fulfillment out of this than out of any other thing that I can think of. The sad part is that as missionaries we serve for two years and I am almost at the very end of that. The good news is that I know that I can keep serving people even though I won't be dedicating 100% of my time. I can be an example and lift people up in other ways.

Are Mormons Christians?

As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we follow and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Central to this Gospel is Him, the very son of God. We believe in Him, we have hope in Him, we have faith in Him, and we follow His teachings. We are Christians in the most perfect sense because we believe in all that the Lord has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things. Show more Show less