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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm a sleep-deprived college student who plays the violin and loves nutella. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Eastern Canada. I am loving serving others and helping them come unto Christ and his gospel. I'm studying Mechanical Engineering in college, and have taken a two-year break from that for my mission. I can't wait to use that knowledge I'm learning at school and use it in practical applications to solve problems. I love my family and the experiences we're able to share together. I absolutely love music, and am grateful I've learned how to play the violin and piano. These hobbies are very enriching to me. I love baseball and basketball, and pretty much anything outdoors related. I'm a big fan of board games, as well as being able to spend time with family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was baptized at the age of 8, I did it of my own accord. When baptized I made a covenant with God to obey His commandments, take upon myself the name of Christ, and to always remember Him. I have made more covenants since then, and I know that if I keep these covenants and continually strive to be more Christlike, I can return to live with Him again. I know that, when done by proper authority, families can be sealed together for time and all eternity. I am overjoyed by the fact that I can be together with my family forever, that death is not the end, but is rather a mere separation. I know The Book of Mormon is true. I know that Joseph Smith did translate it from ancient records. Just reading it makes me feel at peace. There is so much truth in that book, it is impossible for me to see how it isn't true. I have prayed about it, and have often received a confirming witness that it is indeed true. If The Book of Mormon is true, then everything else in this church must be true. It's hard to explain, but everything just fits together. If you are curious, I would highly recommend reading The Book of Mormon and asking God if it is true. You can receive your own personal witness of its truthfulness, rather than soley relying on the testimonies of others like myself. I am a Mormon because of the happiness I feel when I am doing what the Lord wants me to do. Growing up as a member of the Mormon faith has given my vital knowledge that helps me get through life's challenges. I know I am a child of God, and that He loves me without measure. I know I can communicate with Him through prayer whenever I need comfort or am seeking answers to questions. Being a Mormon gives me ample opportunities to serve others and to be served when needed. Our church is like a big family that looks out for each other. Everyone benefits and it's just an amazing feeling to be a part of it. I know my Savior lives, that he suffered and died for all of us. I will forever love Him for that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my thoughts, words, and actions. I hold myself to high standards to avoid temptation and follow God's commandments. Doing this simply makes me happier. There's not much more to it than that. I know from experience that true happiness comes through obedience. We find in Doctrine and Covenants the counsel to "Let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly. Then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God" (D&C 121:45). Living my faith by always striving to have virtuous thoughts is a great blessing in my life. Clean thoughts lead to righteous desires, hopes, and actions. I try to set the best example I can for others around me to hopefully inspire them to also come closer to our Father in Heaven, and to our Savior Jesus Christ. I also live my faith through serving others. In the Book of Mormon, we are told that "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17). Service brings a sense of fulfillment to me, and I love seeing the blessings that result from it, both in my life and the lives of those being served. I recently received a call to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints in Montreal, Canada. I am super excited to share a message about Jesus Christ to the people of eastern Canada for the next two years, and invite them to come unto Christ.