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Hi I'm Tye

I'm a husband, father, hunter, and I enjoy the outdoors. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town, with a lot of opportunities to spend time outdoors. There wasn't many entertainment options for us in my hometown, so we had to make our own fun. Sometimes that "fun" got a little dangerous, but I survived it along with the rest of my buddies. I enjoyed playing all the sports that were available to us in high school and was active in Scouts and eventually earned the rank of Eagle Scout, which most the the credit for that goes to my mother. Both my parents had a great deal of influence in my life. My father worked in the agricultural industry and my mother was a homemaker and raised six kids. They were always supportive of their children in what ever activities we were involved with. They were wonderful examples to me. They taught me the important values of accountability, hard work, as well as my duties and responsibilities to God, family, country, and community. These lessons have served me well throughout my life. After high school I worked at a mining operation for six month in preparation to serve a two year mission for the LDS church. On my return, I went back to work, started college, met a beautiful girl, and started to raise a family. Over the past twenty years or so I have been striving to put into practice the lessons my parents taught me and passing them on to my own children.

Why I am a Mormon

As you can probably tell, I was born into a family that was already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I feel extremely fortunate and grateful for this fact. However, I eventually had to find out for myself whether the restored gospel that I was raised in was really true and whether it was something I wanted in my life. I couldn't ride on the coat tails of my parents testimonies for the rest of my life. So, I had to find out for myself just as any other convert would have to. I prayed, studied, and tried to live the principles of the gospel the best I could. I wasn't always successful in living the principles and teachings of the restored gospel but I kept at it. I feel that is what God has asked us to do. Keep trying and try again. Little by little I began to understand the atonement of Christ and the eternal price he paid for and on behalf of all of Heavenly Fathers children. I have felt His love and influence in my life over and over again as I humble myself and ask for His help and forgiveness. The humility part doesn't come easy for me. I struggle with it constantly, thinking I can handle all my problems on my own. I hope to be able to overcome this weakness and become more reliant on my Heavenly Father. I have come to know the truthfulness of the restored gospel through prayer, scripture study, and the association of the good members of the church. I have come to know that all the TRUE principles found in all religions of the earth reside and are encompassed within the restored gospel of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I echo the words of the prophet Joseph Smith when I say, "I know it and I know that God knows it, and I cannot deny it." And that is the testimony that I have been given.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I strive to leave my life by the principles and teaching that I know. I have had many opportunities over the years to serve in various capacities in the community and the church. The first and foremost as well as most challenging is being a husband and a father. The restored gospel is the best "instruction guide" that I have found to help in this area. The teachings and doctrines of the church act as a compass would. They help get me back on track when I get off course. Just as a compass always points to true north, so does the teachings of the prophets both ancient and modern work in the same manner. The knowledge of this gives me great comfort and helps me keep my perspective more focused on the matters of eternity. This knowledge helps me greatly in what ever I do for my family, church, and community.