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Hi I'm Tyne

I'm a Utah girl, a dancer and dance teacher, I am in love with my little girl and my husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been in dance since I was 11. I started out in ballet, then fell in love with every other genre I could get my hands on. Through my interests, I have been able to be very passionate about life. I love to teach the things I love and spread my joy to others. I have taught dance for the past 10 years, and I have been able to meet and be completely inspired by my dance students. I love my job. Then... I met my husband. He is someone I want to share every life experience with. He makes me so happy. He helps me understand the trials and joys of life. He truly is a blessing. Along with the blessing of my husband, is the huge blessing of my little girl! That curly haired giggly thing is the reason I smile everyday. She loves to dance, draw, she loves Justin Bieber, and she could cuddle her monkey blankie all day long. I finally understand why my mother looks at me the way she does. I get it now. It is the look of a parent who would do anything for their little one because they know them better than anyone and they love them more than we could all imagine. I feel like I can understand the smallest portion of what our Father in Heaven feels for us. Being a parent helps me to understand. It helps me to accept his love. I have been a dancer on a Walt Disney World castle stage, I've gone sky diving twice, I won Tim McGraw tickets on a radio contest, and I am not a very good cook... BUT I love who I am. I love my life because I can understand things better through the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know and I feel that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the true church. I have felt it on many occasions, and nothing else gives me the peace that I feel in those sacred buildings. I stood in the Sacred Grove where Joseph Smith prayed, I stood in the temple, I stood in the very place that the Book of Mormon was being translated, and I felt the same thing in all these many places. I felt the spirit of my Heavenly Father. I felt the witness that it is real and that this gospel is the true place that we can fully connect and find truth with our Heavenly Father. I am a Mormon because when I look at my husband, I know I can be with him forever because of our temple marriage performed by a worthy Priesthood holder, who only has those keys through this church. I am a Mormon because I look at my daughter and I know that she knows it as well. I love this gospel, and even when I take it for granted, I know it will always be there to help me get back to the real me--the person I am when I see myself as Christ sees me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by accepting the fact that I will never be perfect. I lose sight of the big picture sometimes, but I live my faith by trying again. I keep going to church. I keep participating in lessons by sharing thoughts or feelings. I live my faith by teaching my little girl the things that I feel are right. I want to be better, and I know I can through always trying. Sometimes I feel like I forget and fall out of my good habits, but the best thing about this gospel is that with one small ounce of faith, I can turn right around and find myself back on the path to our Savior. Even today, I feel like I am not being the best. But, that is when I can turn to my Heavenly Father and just talk to Him. He listens and wants to hear me. Even with the small effort, he is there to amplify the good and ease the bad in my life. He loves me and I feel it when I am doing the things that I know are right. I know He is there, and at times I take it for granted.