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Hi I'm Tyrell

I am a husband, a Father, an Airman, A linguist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Tyrell. I am a thirty-year-old Air Force Staff Sergeant married to the girl of my dreams with four, soon to be five, wonderful children. I am originally from Utah, however, life in the Air Force has given me the opportunity to travel all over. For the time being we have landed in Nebraska. At work I fly on airplanes and study foreign languages and while at home I enjoy family, friends, camping, hunting, fishing, sports, yard work, and service. And of course I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young boy in Utah I was given the choice to attend church as I pleased. This is not a choice that many of my peers were given. Although not as diligent as many others I found myself attending religious services. As time went by I found myself participating more and more frequently. As a teenager I found myself fully engaged in all of the available church activities. Now I live a life full of joy, family, and service centered and balanced in the teachings of our savior Jesus Christ. I have always been blessed with the faith and ability to see the hand of our Father in Heaven at work in my life and in the world around me. As a young boy I was introduced to the life and teachings of the Savior and I knew that Jesus is the Christ. Then as my knowledge and understanding of the Holy Spirit grew the focus of my life began to take shape. I learned that he was given to us as a gift to witness unto us the true nature of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, to testify of all eternal truths, to comfort us when we are feeling down or discouraged, and to guide us through this life. I can clearly see that as I grew in my ability to trust in the Savior and as I began to seek out the guidance of the Holy Ghost slowly but surely I began to follow the path our Heavenly Father has laid out for me. That path has helped me grow from a relatively lost young boy to someone that knows who I am, where I came from and where I am going. It has seen me through difficult times and helped me to obtain an amazing eternal companion and a forever family. The spirit has testified to me of the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the truthfulness of the Bible and of the Book of Mormon, the importance of ancient and latter-day prophets and revelation. It has shown me the true meaning of joy and filled my life with gratitude and hope. So, I guess you could say that I am a member of this church because that is what my Heavenly Father wants me to be.

How I live my faith

Like most of those that share my faith I try to live the gospel in everything I do. I try to stand as a witness of God in all my actions, in everything I say, and even in the things I think. At the same time I know that I fall short of being a perfect example of Christ in many if not most of the areas of my life. Unfortunately, I have bad days, I can be un-thoughtful and forgetful, and well it is just too easy to be lazy sometimes. In order to keep getting better and better at this every day I have three areas that I try to focus on: goal making, positive attitude, and balance. First, I have found that without making specific goals I tend to go through life without purpose and it is apparent that I have limited progression during those times. However, as I make goals and especially as I write them down and share them with my family I improve in those areas. Second, I have learned that I can have a positive attitude or a negative one no matter what is happening in my life. I have learned to be happy both when I succeed and when I fail because I am trying my best and sometimes that is all I can control. And third, keeping my life in balance is what helps me to see the beauty in all aspects of life. Without proper balance it is difficult to participate in and nearly impossible to enjoy anything in life. I try to keep home and family life, my career, church and community service, recreational activities, and of course relaxing in harmony with one another. To me this means I do everything I can to be a good husband and father at home, I give an honest days work every day, I serve my church and community as much as I can (right now I work with the missionaries in my local area and serve as a youth coach in my city), I include my family in my recreational activities as much as I can, And every once in a while I sit down and enjoy a good BYU football game (not always with my family as I tend to get too into the game sometimes).