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Hi I'm Ty

I'm always active, usually outdoors. I design and build stuff. I'm involved in the FIRST Robotics Competition. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I don't like to sit still. I have to be doing something, and what I love the most is to be active. I love being outside, whether that means that I'm mowing lawns or camping in the beautiful rocky mountains! I love biking, hiking, sports (even though I'm not very good at any of them), anything that keeps me active and moving! Another of my hobbies is robotics! I was involved in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition throughout high school, which is an international robotics competition for high school students. Each year, teams are given a challenge, and have six weeks to brainstorm, design, build, and program a 2 foot by 3 foot by 5 foot robot to complete the challenge. So each year, six weeks of my life is devoted to robotics! I love to come up with a design in my mind, and then put that design on paper, and test and change the design, until eventually it becomes a reality! I love to have fun, and to be myself! The perfect place to do this is at a FIRST robotics competition, where no one cares whether you're "nerdy" or not! Another of my favorite things to do is turn pens on the lathe. I have sold a number of my pens, created from many different types of woods and acrylics. I use my own hand-turned pens in my everyday life, and people ask me all the time where they came from. It's so much fun to see peoples' reactions when I tell them that I made my own pen!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, but I still had to gain my own testimony. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true, and I know that our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, restored it to the earth through a modern-day prophet, Joseph Smith. The church encourages its members to question what we believe, by studying it out in our minds, and then asking God if it is right. I did just that. I studied and asked God for myself if what I have been taught is correct. Because I asked for myself, I know that there is a living prophet on the earth today, leading and guiding the church, and that he receives revelation from God, to help us know the path that we should follow. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, and that it is the most correct of any book on the earth. I know that it is an ancient record of God's children on the American continent, and that it was translated, from golden plates, through the power of God. I love the Book of Mormon! Because I know of the truthfulness of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I have the assurance that my family can be together again, as a family unit, after we pass from this life. Because of truths and authority restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith, marriage isn't only until "death do you part". I know that happiness comes from living the commandments of God, including commandments given to us through a modern-day prophet, as well as commandments given through prophets of old.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has blessed my life more than I can explain, and it has brought me all of the happiness that I have in my life. Because of the happiness that my faith has brought to me, I have a great desire to share that faith with others! I like to work to create opportunities to share the gospel that Jesus Christ taught with others, and teach them about the things that I believe. We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior and the Redeemer of the world, and that in order to apply His Atonement in our lives, we must work each day to become like Him, and repent of our wrongdoings. We believe that God's priesthood authority was lost from the earth for many centuries, but was restored again to the earth when God called another prophet, Joseph Smith, to lead the people of the earth. We believe that that priesthood authority has been given to all males who live in such a way as to be worthy of using it, to bless, enrich, and benefit the lives of men and women today. We believe in the Book of Mormon as a book of scripture that goes hand in hand with the Bible, in testifying of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and that He died for our sins. We believe that marriage is a covenant between a man, a woman, and God, and that our families will be together even after we die!

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Ty
The Book of Mormon, just like the Bible, contains the writings and teachings of prophets. The Bible was written by prophets who were called by God to guide the people who lived in the old world, and the Book of Mormon was written by prophets who were called by God to guide the people who lived in the new world. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Ty
Yes! We believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior, that He suffered for our sins, so that we won't have to, if we repent of the things that we do wrong. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only perfect person to ever walk the earth, and that He is the ultimate example of love, kindness, forgiveness, and humility. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Ty
Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The nickname "Mormons" comes from the "Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ". The church, which we believe to be the exact same church that was established by Christ when He walked the earth, was restored to the earth through a modern-day prophet, just like Moses or Abraham in the Old Testament, whose name was Joseph Smith. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is one of the fastest-growing churches in the world, and now has a membership of over 14 million members. Show more Show less