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Hi I'm Ty

I grew up in Payette, Idaho. I dance the waltz and cha-cha. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My friends call me Ty, my family calls me Ty, and you can call me Ty. Recently I completed my first year of college. Quite often I am caught running on the streets that I live near, preparing for my next race. In high school I ran cross-country and the 2 mile, 1 mile , and 800 in track. I love to dance! Waltz, cha cha, and swing are just a few of my favorites. I have had four years of experience thus far and plan to continue when I go back to college.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I Mormon? I grew up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and had the opportunity to begin learning the gospel of Jesus Christ at a young age. I grew up living the teachings of the church and being obedient to my parent's wills (well, as much as any kid can growing up). It came to a point of where I wanted to know truth for myself, and not take everything anyone said to be true. As a result I would take one aspect of the gospel I was curious about, study it for myself, apply it, and then ask Heavenly Father if this was true and if it was His will. The first time I can remember trying this process was when I was fourteen years old. My stake took the youth out to Montana to do a Trek, to experience what it was like for the Mormon pioneers pushing handcarts to the west. After about three days of pushing hand carts we settled down in an area and we all took time to reflect and ponder. I went to a more isolated area and began to think about all of the people who dedicated their lives to the gospel. I thought about Joseph Smith and how he went through so many trials and never denied the divinity of the Book of Mormon and how he saw God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. I thought about the Mormon Pioneer's leaving everything behind and heading out west by handcart. I also thought about Jesus Christ, the life he lead and the many miracles that he performed. He, being so great, and yet even He suffered for my sins and the sins of the world. I had a peace come over me and with my knees bent I asked Heavenly Father if this was indeed His church. I cannot question the over powering feeling that came to me at that time, bringing tears to my eyes. I knew without a doubt that this was Christ's gospel and true church. To this day I still believe that this is the true church and that Jesus Christ lives today.

How I live my faith

I feel like I live the gospel of Jesus Christ simply. I go to church every Sunday and partake of the sacrament to renew my baptismal covenants every Sunday. Following sacrament I continue to stay at church for two more hours where I learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was also the secretary for my Bishop and would set up meetings for him on Sunday following church and on Tuesdays and Wednesday. I also got to vote for the first time a couple weeks ago! I also work as a lifeguard at the public swimming pool and teach swim lessons.