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Hi I'm Tyler Burgess

I live in Canada where I attend a University studying Linguistics and American Sign Language. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved learning and doing. From my days as a cub scout gained a passion for the out doors. I love hiking and climbing the Rocky mountains both rock and ice. I love physical fitness and have a passion for long distance running and martial arts. I like to play with video editing in my spare time. I am just entering my last year of my B.A. at the University of Manitoba. I am already excited for graduation and working as an ASL- English interpreter. I currently work with individuals with developmental delays. I think having a sister with Down Syndrome gave me an unfair advantage when it comes to loving and serving people with barriers in their lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am very blessed to be the descendant of American Pioneers who emigrated from England and joined the Church of Jesus Christ of latter day Saints many generations ago in the 1800's. It is incredible to me to think of them crossing the great plains by handcart and settling in the undeveloped Rockies in the American west frontier territory. In the early 1900's my Great Grandfather moved to Canada. My grandfather grew up during the 1930's. A trapper as a boy, a lumberjack in British Columbia as a young man and in the Navy in the pacific during World War II. By the time I was old enough to remember my parents taught me about Jesus Christ and his gospel. By fourteen, all the great experiences I had had living gospel standards seemed opposed by the alluring and seemingly exciting things of the world. I decided I would make up my mind about what I was going to do by learning for myself and gaining confidence by settling my own mind if the trail blazed by the faith of my forefathers was for me. I studied my scriptures I prayed to my Heavenly Father and thought about it daily. Over the next year I looked for insight and clarity in every person, text and experience around me. I gained a conviction through this process that these things my parents had taught me were true. I decided to make these principles the basis for which a would orient my life. I still daily pray, read and contemplate the same question. I still feel and understand the same answer. The happiness, perspective and meaning of my life, I have found in faith based in my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My faith is lived in daily prayers and scripture reading. I seek to live the "pure religion" discussed in James by actively serving in my community. I try to use my weekly church attendance as a time to set goals for my week. I always try to keep out of specific elements, like drug or alcohol use or anything I don't find productive for me, or my family's happiness. I have the opportunity to relive the fun of my boy scout days by my participation and planing of activities of the youth in the province. Everything from dances to camping trips. I am not perfect and that is very easy to remember. I don't see myself as becoming better than anyone else. I sure do hope I am becoming better than I would be without such standards. I try and prepare myself to be a husband and father that can love and model the principles taught by Christ as best I can.