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Hi I'm Tynan

I'm a pole vaulter, a cheerleader, a lifeguard, a welder, a singer, a pre-med student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the last of my divorced parents 9 children and am currently a freshman in college. My major is Health Care Administration with emphasis in Pre-Medicine. Someday I want to be an orthopedic surgeon. I'm a walk on pole vaulter for the Track & Field team and at practice one day I talked to a male cheerleader who was also a pole vaulter who got me involved in cheerleading for the university. My freshman year of high school I would sing in the hallway and people told me I had a good voice so I tried out for a church Christmas musical and made it. Ever since, I have gradually started singing more, mainly in church. I'm now a member of the choir for the LDS institute of Religion. I started welding in my Junior year of high school and even built a fully functional utility trailer for my brother with the skills i learned. I continue to weld as a hobby. I was a certified lifeguard at the age of 13, an Ellis & Associates lifeguard at 16 and now at 18, I'm a certified Red Cross lifeguard. Someday I plan to serve a mission, marry a beautiful woman in the temple and have lots of kids!

Why I am a Mormon

I always believed the church was true but I didn't become an active participant until my senior year of high school. I attended church every sunday and most meetings so I considered myself an active member but not an "active participant." I fell off the path when I was younger and started making my own rules instead of the church's inspired guidelines. As I began applying for colleges I realized it was time to make a decision. Get back on track with the church's guidelines or follow the path I was going. It occured to me that I was most happy when I followed what I had been taught all my life and following the path that I was on was not going to get me to where I wanted to be. Through the support of good priesthood leaders through my entire teenage years, I was able to get back on a strong foundation. The promises entitled to those who follow the teachings of our prophets and apostles coincide with happiness. I was tired of feeling the way I was, and making this change helped me see the light in life. Someday I hope to get married to a loving woman for eternity in the temple, made possible through the restored gospel. The thought of being able to live on with my future wife and children even after death has been a reminder in my mind everytime I come across temptation. Whenever I'm temped to make a poor choice, my thoughts go to the sky thinking of my future children and how this choice would effect them. Through the power of prayer I have come to know that this church is true and has greatly blessed my life. I would not be who I am today and who I hope to be tomorrow without the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I like to provide service, especially yard work. The feeling I get when an overgrown yard changes to a well manicured yard through the work of the members is one of my favorite feelings. After a job is done, the person we've helped changes. They are touched by the spirit and are sometimes emotional. Knowing the work has helped another helps to make it all worth it. As a hometeacher, I go with a companion to teach another member a short lesson. During this time, we get to know more about the individual or family and better ways to help serve them. Children are often involved in the lesson which helps them get exited about the gospel. Sometimes an individual may ask for help around the house, and sometimes they may ask for a blessing from a member of the priesthood. Sometimes the person may say that nothing is needed so we leave them with an assurity that they may call on us any time for any reason and we will be there to help.