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Hi I'm Tyler

I love serving others and spending time with my family. I have been called to serve in the Scotland/Ireland Mission.

About Me

I am the second eldest of five children, one older sister and three younger brothers. I love my family with all my heart and would do anything for them. I was born and raised in the Tacoma Washington area and have come to love the natural beauty of the landscape. I am an Eagle scout and love hiking and camping. Spending time outdoors allows me to enjoy the beauty of the earth and recognize God's hand in it's creation. I have been called as a missionary to serve in the Scotland/Ireland mission. I will do my best to represent the savior and love the people of Scotland and Ireland by serving them in anyway possible. I love playing sports, they keep me active and healthy. I was a state wrestler, which taught me physical and mental toughness. Wrestling has also taught me the importance of working hard and persevering through hard times. I also enjoy watching and playing football. Football stresses the importance of team work and unity in order to accomplish a common goal. I am a student at Brigham Young University-Provo and I love it! I'm studying business finance. I enjoy reading classical fiction and history because books are Universities which allow everyone in! I am also an Army ROTC Cadet, training to become a US Army officer. I love my country and am willing to serve my nation in the military. My family and I love serving each other and especially others! I am happiest when I am making someone smile.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy! Being raised in the church does not mean you are born with a testimony. I am a Mormon because I have searched, questioned, asked, pondered and prayed to know if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of God. My answer came not in one grand moment of realization, but by an accumulation of small, tender, powerful and meaningful moments in my life that have touched my heart. I have read the Book of Mormon, and I declare it to be true.It testifies of Jesus Christ and through it I have come to know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and he did what he did not for personal gain, fame or wealth, but because he was commanded of God. He, and many others, gave their lives for the Mormon faith because they knew, as I know now, that it is true and comes from God. I know that Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet on the earth today. He tells us what God wants us to hear today that can help bring blessings into our lives.I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by the church, will lead you, as it has led me, to greater and eternal happiness. I know that God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost are real and can make a difference in anyone's life if they will but live the teachings of the Gospel. I cannot deny what I have felt, which is that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, my prince of peace, my everlasting light. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday in the same way many other Mormons live our faith, we try to live like Jesus Christ. This means loving each other and all those we come in contact with. How do we show love? Through service! I have been called to serve as a missionary in Scotland and Ireland! I will try to love the people of Scotland and Ireland the best I can by serving them in anyway possible. Preparing to be a missionary means I study the scriptures and pray everyday.I have served my community many times on Parks Appreciation Day! Usually, a large group of Mormons will show up at a local park with other community members and clean up or make new trails, anything we can do to help! In my youth I performed a Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout project where I painted storm drains so that they read "No Dumping!" This helps the environment by raising awareness to the community members not to harm the environment. I live my faith at home by helping out around the house as much as I can and loving my parents through service. I even help my grandparents figure out their technology! Living the faith means a lot to me. It does not mean declaring at every corner how much you've helped someone. I do not serve others to gain spiritual pride or the acclaim of men. I serve others because it makes me happy knowing I did someone an act of good today. My favorite song in the church is "Have I Done Any Good in The World Today?" I hope to always answer "YES!"