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Hi I'm Tyler Barney

I grew up in Spanish Fork, Utah. I like to fix and build things and I like to work on computers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have 5 sisters and 3 brothers, I fall 2nd to youngest in my family, along with my twin sister. I graduated high school in May of 2011. I like to spend time on my computer figuring out new and cool things, but I also love to play Ultimate Frisbee and I love to hike. I also enjoy hanging out with friends and watching movies. I like just about any kind of movie, but mostly I like funny movies and intense movies. I plan to go to collage at Utah Valley University and Hopefully get a bachelors degree in something to do with computers.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home, my parents are both Mormon and they practiced the religion firmly. When I came to the age where I was able to decide for myself what I thought about religion I realized that I was a happier person because of all the religious things I did, like go to church and pray daily. I found myself enjoying church, seminary (which is an LDS religious class for high school age students), and all of the things I did involving the church. I didn't fully comprehend my religious beliefs though, until I became good friends with a few non religious people. It was at that point that I fully understood that not everyone in the world was Mormon. And then when religion would come up in our conversations I had to truly think of why I believed what I did. And I realized that I had received and was constantly receiving revelation from god that everything I was doing was what he wanted me to do and how I could have happiness in this life and the life after this. Once I began to testify to my friends what I believed and why I believe it and they clearly could not understand it the way I did, I realized how much my religion meant to me because I wanted with all of my heart for them to understand and receive the blessings that I had. But I eventually had to except the fact that no matter how much I told them and no matter how many of their strange questions I answered, I couldn't convince them that I was telling the truth, because I now realize that the only way for them to know for themselves if its true, is to exercise a particle of faith and pray about it. But because they had no desire to learn of its truth, they didn't exercise faith and read the Book of Mormon or attend church, and pray about it as they did those things. This is when I truly understood how lucky I was to be raised in an LDS family and how important it is for me to share the gospel with others so that if they are willing, they can learn of its truthfulness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by, first, doing everything I can to come unto Jesus Christ and be like him, striving to have his attributes. Second, I live my faith by exercising on it. If I don't go to church, read my scriptures, say my prayers, and stay actively involved in the lords work, then my faith is going to diminish and I could possibly lose sight of the knowledge I have about Gods eternal plan of happiness. And Thrid, a major part of exercising my Faith is by sharing the gospel. Having the knowledge of God's Eternal Plan of Happiness gives me an obligation to share that knowledge to everyone I come in contact with. Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ is a major part of living my faith and doing it increases my testimony immensely.