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Hi I'm Tyler

I am a young father of 4 working hard to support my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a guy that loves being a dad. I am married to my best friend and we have four awesome kids that I work hard each day to support. When I say hard, I mean hard. I graduated in 2008 with a degree in construction management. Unfortunately, like many others, I picked a bad time to be working in this industry. On the positive side I have been able to maintain my job for a underground utility construction company. One benefit of the recession is that I have been able to learn a lot of new things. When I am not at work I love to spend time with my family. Some of the things that we like to do is to go to the lake and wakeboard/surf. The kids just started knee boarding this summer and love it. We also love to go camping and spending time outdoors. I also started cycling a couple of years ago and I love to get out on the road and ride my bike. Another thing I love is to go on dates with my wife. We are lucky to have a lot of family nearby and I love being able to spend time with them and to watch all of the cousins run around together. All in all I am just a normal guy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a home with loving parents. My parents worked hard to make sure that I knew that I was loved and that I was a child of God. They taught me that the way to achieve happiness in this life and in the life to come is by following the commandments of God. I made the decision at the age of eight years old to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It was a very important day in my life. Even though I was only eight I knew that I was following our Savior Jesus Christ. Since that time I have been able to see the many blessings that have come by trying to do what is right. Now that I am married and have a family of my own it is easy to get caught up in worrying about the daily struggle or the things that my children will have to face but I know where I can turn to find the answers that I need. The news sources would have you believe that there is no hope left, that the world is full of hate, and that there is nowhere to turn for help, but there is! Jesus Christ knows who I am and he knows the things that I stand in need of on a daily basis. I am extremely grateful that I am not left to do this on my own but that he is at my side to guide and direct me as I seek for his guidance. I know this is true and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon isn't just a Sunday thing. I live my faith on a daily basis. On Monday's we reserve the evening to be together as a family. I love the time that we spend just being together. Sometimes we play a game or other times we talk about a problem that we might be having in the family. This time allows us to grow together and to work together as a team to make our family stronger. Another way that I live my faith is by trying to study from the scriptures each morning before I leave to work. The time that I spend reading allows me to think about the things that I need to be doing so that I can be a better person. During these quiet moments I also receive ideas about how I might need to help a family member or maybe a coworker that might be having a hard time. One of the best things about being a member of the church is the opportunity that I have serve and to be a part of a community. My wife and I were asked to teach a Sunday School class of eleven ten year old's from the New Testament. You might think that this would be a horrible thing to have to due but it is awesome! You would think the students are the ones learning but you would be amazed by how much I learn from them. They have this amazing desire to make this world a better place by following the example of Jesus Christ and I leave church each week with an even deeper faith in Him. This is how I live my faith.