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Hi I'm Tyler

I go with the flow, I snowboard, I'm a fan of the mountains, of music, and of families. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college age male. I have done two sememsters of college. I also love to go snowboarding with my little brother and his friend Isaac. We tear it up. There is nothing that compares to gliding through a patch of fresh powder with the chill of the wind on your face. I also love the sound of a roaring engine. Thus, I enjoy cars and dirt biking. I go with my Dad and little brother trail exploring and to the sand dunes. We have good times. I enjoy photography as a hobby. Landscape pictures are where its at. The earth's beauty just testifies to me that God loves us. Music that moves you to be better, to get up and dust off, or just plain old makes you happy is inspired from above. I also like to work hard. It just makes a person feel good; especially if you do it for free. Phyisically labor just brings happiness. I am not married nor have any kids. That is something I look forward in the future, is rasing a family of my own and teaching my own kids all the things I have learned in life and will continue to learn. Children provide examples and teachings no one else could give us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in Utah most of my life. Yes the population is largely Mormon, including my parents. I always went to church with them, but I didn't apply myself. I was merely physically there. When I graduated from High School, I'd applied for colleges and been accepted to BYU-Idaho. My assigned start date wasn't until January so I had 6 months to kill. I worked full time, Monday through Friday 8:00-5:00. It eventually got pretty routine and boring. I began to research music to listen to while working. Evenutally all the popular music faded from my interest for lack of good lyrics. I began to search for Christian bands and eventually found them occupying most of my listening. As I look back, I feel that music guided me through my trials and inspired me to be a better person. I evenually went away to college for two semesters (7 months). In that time I became independant and learned better who I am and what I want. I know that God loves me and knows me personally. If I had not had heard of Jesus to inspire me that I can change and be the person I want to be, I may not have changed at all. This change did not happen over night. Struggles did occur and will continue to. I have recently recorded in a journal each time the Holy Ghost has testified truth to me. I cannot deny the feelings I have felt, so I know Jesus Chirst restored His church in its fulness. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is the way--the only way.

How I live my faith

I have currently set aside two years of my life to share my testimony with others. I spend each day with the goal of increasing others faith in Jesus Christ and helping them repent, to draw them closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. If thats by praying with them, teaching them, or just having a good quick discussion, I feel successful and it makes me happy. It hasn't always been easy, but seeing the joy through serving others makes it all worth it. Missionary work has grown a special place in my heart. There is so much peace, comfort and joy in store through Him. I absolutly love serving others for my God.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Mormon's believe fully in grace. It is more often referred to in the church as the Atonement of Jesus Christ. His ultimate sacrifice is what makes it possible for us to obtain our salvation. His grace is granted unto all people who seek after it. When someone wants to better know who Jesus is, they are going to read the scriptures everyday and incorporate His teachings in their life. Just as it takes time to come to know who he truly is, His grace takes time to feel in your life. But when you feel the power of His sacrifice moving you to be better, it is amazing and almost hard to describe. That is grace. I like to relate it with the following story. I myself being raised in this church by my parents, I have been taught the gospel since I was young. In my teen years I just did it because I knew it was a good thing, but really didn't feel much. I obeyed because my parents told me to. That is works alone. --The last year or so of my life I have strived harder than ever to become like Jesus Christ and repent of my sins. I have tried harder than ever to read the scriptures everyday and apply the teachings of Jesus. I feel something inside me moving me to do His will. The natural man just wants to be lazy and give in to the world, but the grace of Christ moves me to overcome. That is grace. It is the Lord's divine help and strength to his children. Show more Show less