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Hi I'm Tristan

My father taught me to be self sufficient and trust in God and said "if you want it, go get it". I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an English immigrant in America. Although I had often thought about coming to America to start a new adventure and get a degree, life just was not taking me that route; until, I met my now wife in Birmingham, England who happened to be living in England but was from America. It was she that got me seriously thinking about changing my direction in life and therefore I applied to Brigham Young University, Provo and proposed to my wife. A year later I was accepted into BYU and my wife and I were married in Mesa, Arizona. Often it is said that the first year of marriage is always the hardest; however, I beg to differ. At the beginning of our courtship, my wife and I talked about our likes, dislikes, and what we wanted to achieve in our marriage, one of the topics that we discussed in depth was that we neverwanted to be angry with one another. To make sure this happened we have done and continue to tell each other daily why we are thankful and love one another, and we look to emulate our Savior Jesus Christ in words, thougthts, and action. Because of this standard that my wife and I have, I have a full purpose of heart to go above and beyond in my school work and career so that I can provided the necessary amenities of life to my currently small family and one day large family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am thankful that my parents raised me in the Chruch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with a foundation of love, peace, hard work and the knowledge of how to maintain a strong relationship with my Creator and Savior. However, I am more so greatful that my parents taught me that I had to know if what they were teaching was of God or of themselves; so I started my quest to know if the LDS church was of man or was of God. I soon found that my parents were right, for God confirmed to me that what I was being taught was from Him and that over time, I would be able to comprehend things that are not of this world. A powerful confirmation but nontheless, it was true. I have had the priveledge to be amongst others and share in their faith and ideas; however, there is an emptyness that they can not fill. This emptyness has been that they do not fully understand why mankind was, is and will be. I have found and know that the LDS church is the only one to have scriptual evidence to the purpose of mankind. There is nothing more important in life then knowing the bigger picture, why else would people get degrees and have years of experience in a particular field of work. I have that knowledge of the bigger picture of life and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints the topics that are most inspiring and meaningful in my life are; love and know God the Eternal Father, love and know His son Jesus Christ, and love your neighbor. To love and know God and Jesus at first seemed complicated; however, I quickly learned that if for example I wanted to get to know a person I would need to spend time with them in the activities that they enjoyed, and so it is with God and Jesus; I had to participate in their activities. Activities such as; community service, sharing the messages of Christ, hope, peace and joy through obbedience to Gods commandments and the message of forgivness through the atoning sacrifice of Christ. Through these activities it all involves serving my neighbor, in other words everyone wether rich or poor. I now fully appreciate that at times my help for others needs is not necessarily for them as it is for me, because I am able to know and see at first hand that God and Christ do exist and really care about every individual no matter their sircumstances.