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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm not perfect, but i try to live up to the church's standards. I am not here to judge, only to help you get there. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old. I live in a community where generally people are members of the church. On the one hand, it is wonderful to live amongst so many people of my faith, but at the same time, it is a challengd. It is a challenge because people not affiliated with our church see many of us not living in a way that represents our church and our standards, and that leads them to think less of us. I want to be an example, a frontrunner, someone who can leave everything behind and give of himself to make all the difference. I am a very hard worker, and i care about everyone. I want everyone i come in contact with to feel comfortable when they are around me, and feel welcome when they are with me. As for hobbies, i enjoy pretty much any sport, although basketball and fencing are among my favorites. I play piano, mostly by ear because i am too lazy to work on technique. I sing, dance--terribly might i add, and have an absolute enthusiasm for life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into this church with a family who taught me to live by certain standards. I was fortunate because through their example, and nurturing of faith, i never for one second doubted the church's divinity. That's not to say i didn't make mistakes. In fact, for much of my life, i was a disgrace to my family and my church. I mas sinning left and right and all i was thinking about was myself. I realized that i wasn't happy with what i was becoming, and decided to make some changes. In collaboration with my bishop, and my own desire to do good, i worked towards cleaning up my life, obtaining a temple recommend, and moving forward in the church. It wasn't easy, in fact it was the hardest thing i will probably ever have to do in my life, but i am so much happier because of that decision i made, to put those things behind me. I may not be perfect, but i have learned how to be happy, and i encourage anyone who is in a similar predicament to do whatever they can to clean up their lives. Your eternal salvation is too important to let foolish pride, and fear of being discovered get in the way. Although, if i had the chance to do it over, i would not make the same mistakes as before, i know that i was able to learn and grow from them. I learned what it feels like to live without the spirit in my life. It is because i made these mistakes, that I can relate to those who may be going through the same things. I am not here to judge, only here to help you get there.

How I live my faith

In my ward, i am blessed to be surrounded with some of the nicest people around. They have been such great examples to me, and i don't doubt that just as i was making poor choices, some of the other youth may be falling into those same lifestyles. From being a part of this ward, i have grown to love each of the members individually as i have worked with them on various occasions. By wanting to live a better life, and fulfilling my church callings, that love i have come to have, has helped me to want to be a part of their lives. I really have few inhabitions when it comes to social situations, even though deep down i have my insecurities. I try to be social and friendly with everyone in the ward. Not because i am trying to put on an act, but simply because everyone needs a friend. It makes me so sad to think that people leave our church just because they do not feel welcome, or no one acknowledges them. There is something incredible about this church. That is that its all about what happens between you and God. Yes, if you make severe enough mistakes you may need to counsel with the bishop to help resolve those issues, but he is not here to judge or to punish you, he is only here to help and guide you, to be your friend in a time of need. I have been there, and I know it is not easy, but the feeling of putting bad things behind you and moving forward in faith is like no other. When you counsel with God in all you do, and have an absolute desire to be closer to Him, things will just go better for you. The trials may become more severe as you are doing so, but that is only because Satan knows how much of a difference you can make, and he wants to see you fail. Hold your head up because he has already lost the battle, and the believers have won. DO NOT fall into his tricks, or he will drag you down with him. I bear testimony of that and that this is the true church, and if you strive to be a part of it, and forgive when people wrong you, you will be a bettter person.