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Hi I'm Tyler!

I love sports, I'm from Utah, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. I graduated from Roy High School in 2010. I have a younger brother and no other siblings, so he and I are tight. I love the outdoors and playing any sports. I have played on several teams and love the adrenaline rush of seconds left in the game. I love people, those closest to me know I love to socialize. I have seen the happiness that comes when life is full of money and empty of people, and vice versa. I have never been insanely poor, but I grew up with what I needed and it helped me see what really matters in life. I am happy as long as my life is filled with people and purpose. I love having something to look forward to, but I also love to enjoy the ride.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was raised Mormon. Just kidding! I was raised Mormon but it wasn't until I was roughly 17 that I gained a testimony of the Restored Gospel. I had just heard a talk in Sacrament Meeting in which the speaker challenged those listening(not sleeping haha) to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. Although I was 17 and should've read it already, I hadn't so I took the challenge. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed and asked God for myself if it is true. Long story short, it is!!! The Book of Mormon brings a warmth to my soul that no other book has, just as promised by the Prophet Joseph Smith. I am a Mormon because it is biblically, spiritually, and historically accurate with what I feel is true. I am a logical person and it makes sense. Why would God give me a family to just take from me? He wouldn't...the trials I have faced in my life are many, just like any other person. But I accredit my victory over those trials to my Father in Heaven, His plan, and His Son. I am a Mormon, because it is the truth. It makes me happy and gives me hope. As President Gordon B. Hinckley said, I "try a little harder, to be a little better" than I was yesterday. No amount of drugs, alcohol, or immorality could ever bring the joy that I feel as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This Gospel has changed me and continues to do so. I cannot begin to imagine what my life would be like without it.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am living my faith by representing the Savior as a full-time missionary in THE TLM, Texas Lubbock Mission. Outside of the mission field, and in the field, I live my faith by applying what I learn to the best of my ability in my daily life. Whether it be through forgiving one who wronged me or serving somebody in need. I strive to follow my Savior and live the life He would have me live. What more can I do?

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Tyler!
Both Amos 3:7 and Ephesians 2:20 give sufficient reasoning as to the necessity of modern-day Apostles. Jesus ordained 12 men who were commissioned, or given permission, to teach and baptize. God hasn't and won't work without a Prophet and Apostles. He has always called them and always will. We are also promised that we will never again reach a period of Apostasy, meaning, when there is no longer a Prophet on the Earth. That fact alone expresses God's, our Heavenly Father's, deep love for each of us as His children. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Tyler!
Our standpoint is the Bible's Standpoint. We acknowledge that all people are faced with different trials throughout their lives, however, homosexuality and same sex marriage is not ordained of God and the church does not condone such practices. We love those who struggle with such feelings, but do not support those decisions if they choose to act upon them. The family began with Adam and Eve, to make available the process by which children may enter the world. Without a man and a woman in the beginning, you and I wouldn't be here. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Tyler!
Currently serving as a missionary in the Texas Lubbock Mission, I will address EXACTLY what we talk about with you. The entire purpose we have as a full-time missionary is to "Invite other to come unto Christ...", and that is what we will do. The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings more joy and satisfaction than any other thing or program on the face of the Earth. I testify that His Gospel is true, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church restored to the Earth. So, missionaries like me come out here because we want those not of our faith, to be a part of such great blessings! Who doesn't want their sins washed away through baptism? Who doesn't want the comfort of what life brings once we die? Who doesn't want modern-day revelation alongside the bible? This church offers more than ANY other church. We do NOT want this to be a secret! Families are intended to last forever! The Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ, and contains, as does the Bible, the fulness of His gospel. Give it a shot, what do you have to lose? Sin, fear, sorrow, misery...? Allow us to come visit you so you too can feel of the Spirit of our unique message! :) Show more Show less