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Hi I'm Ty

I love longboarding, mexican food, stupid movies and lamp, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

Currently I'm a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the New Hampshire Manchester Mission aka the Greatest Mission on Earth! I'm 21 years old and prior to serving a mission I attended Brigham Young University for a year. Pretty stereotypical right? Even though I was born in Utah I have spent the vast majority of my life elsewhere. I have been blessed to live in Arizona, Costa Rica, and the Philippines. It was amazing to see how beautiful the world is and how the church truly is the same regardless of location or people. I love sports. I love to play them, watch them, talk about them, pretty much anything that has to do with sports is a hobby of mine. I also enjoy playing the Ukulele on occasion and riding my longboard. I even experimented with building longboards with a friend for a while and loved it. I love to swim, watch movies, and chill with friends. I'm learning Spanish right now and I hope to make it back to Costa Rica some day to see my old roots. I love long walks on the beach and making people laugh. I'm Ty and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Put simply and plainly, I am a Mormon because my parents exposed me to the restored gospel and I chose to follow it. I grew up a member of this church but you can only grow up a member for so long. There comes a time when you have to choose for yourself whether or not all of those things are true or if your parents have been pulling your leg the whole time. That is when I truly became a Mormon; when I chose to give up certain things that are commonplace and acceptable to live a higher standard set by my Father in heaven. Unfortunately I, like everyone else, have endured numerous trials in my life but as I have turned to my faith I have seen the blessings come from living the gospel. I do not have a glamorous experience with the Book of Mormon where angels sang to me from heaven that it was true. My answers came from living what I read in that book. As I have lived those principles and teachings, the Holy Ghost has born witness to me of their divinity. I feel that those witnesses leave a far stronger impression than any single experience is capable of doing. I know, by the power of a member of the Godhead, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that it was given to men by the Lord's chosen servant, the Prophet Joseph Smith. I know that Christ has established His church on the earth once more and has chosen a prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, to lead it as He has in the past. In short, I cannot put it more simply than, I know the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

As a missionary I am blessed with the opportunity to live my faith every hour of every day for two years. I have been called to serve the wonderful people of the New England states and to bring them closer to their Savior. I live my faith each day by inviting all people to come unto Jesus Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. I do this by teaching them of faith and repentance and how they can come closer to God through sacred covenants, or promises. These covenants, such as baptism and receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost are only the beginning in our journey towards life with our Heavenly Father. In order to return back to Him we must remain steadfast in our faith and we must endure and strive to the end of our mortal existence. I also live my faith by seeking to align my life with the will of God through daily repentance and by seeking to emulate the example of my Savior by nurturing the characteristics that He taught. It's not easy but that is what is expected of us. I love my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ and I show my love by how I live.