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Hi I'm Tyson

I'm a Mormon. I'm a Husband. I'm a Father of two adopted children. I'm a Teacher. I'm a surfer.

About Me

I grew up as the fifth of five children in Ogden, UT. My parents each previously had two children before getting married and having me. I have always been a member and was raised by two parents who loved each other the Lord and their children. I served a mission in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Upon my return home I met my wife in institute at Weber State University. I graduated four years later and worked as a Race Rep. for a Motocross Helmet Mfg. Co. for 2 1/2 yrs. I returned to school to attain my teaching certificate. I taught one year in Provo, UT. We then moved to S.C. where I now teach. We were blessed to adopt our first boy that year. I began to surf that year as well and have traveled everywhere I could along the coast and around the world since. Three years later we were blessed with the adoption of our second son.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church because it's God's. I know it is where all God's truths can be found to attain happiness in this life and in the eternities. Through the revealed truths taught, my wife, children and I can come closer together and come closer to the Lord. We find peace and happiness in this life through both the good times and the trials one inevitably will confront here on earth. We learn to be patient, loving and submissive to God who is the author of eternal happiness and love. Through this, our capacity to love and serve one another has grown and hopefully will continue to as we learn together through our experiences and reliance upon the Lord. All God's saving ordinances are found in the Church as the power and authority to act in God's name has been restored to Joseph Smith and imparted to each subsequent President and Prophet of the Church. The covenants associated with these ordinances are sacred to me and help me to remain focused on the Savior and His atoning sacrifice. Lastly, my association with fellow members of the Church has increased my ability to feel the love of our Savior and to be able to walk in His footsteps. I have been able to rub shoulders with some of the Lord's most devout and faithful servants who love Him. I'm grateful for their teachings and examples.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by accepting the callings extended to me by my priesthood leaders. I do my very best to gain my own personal testimony of these opportunities through prayer and fulfilling the duties and responsibilities associated with each calling. Many of my most sacred experiences have come through hometeaching the families assigned to me and my companions to visit once a month. I'm always grateful for the experiences the families allow me to have in their home with them and feel of their spirit and the love the Lord has for them. I have been blessed to serve in a variety of callings and those experiences have always brought me closer to the Lord and deepened my faith in him. They haven't always been easy, but they've always made me a better person when I've been wise enough to seek the Lord's help in finding solutions to problems. I try to live my faith by seeing those around me as the Lord does and try to care for them as He does.