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Hi I'm Tyler

I grew up in Missouri. I'm studying Computer Science. I'm serving as a missionary in the England London South Mission.

About Me

I was born in Virginia but moved to Missouri when I was 4 years old. I have 3 sisters, no brothers. I was born of goodly parents who taught me from an early age to love God and live a morally clean life. I love to golf with my father, although he beats me every time. I love to be physically active. I play most every sport and love trying new ones when they come my way. I love weight lifting, especially when I'm stressed. I study computer science in the Missouri University of Science & Technology and want to use that in conjunction with biology and neurology to do something in the medical field (like prosthetics). I think that technology can often be harmful in todays world but that there are many good ways to use it. So rather than destroy peoples lives, I want to give them their lives back. I am a missionary in the England London South Mission and will return home in August of 2013. It has been an amazing 20 months so far with loads of challenges but even more lessons learned. I love serving the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a strong Christian my entire life as a member of the First Church of the Nazarene. I am so grateful to my parents who did an amazing job teaching us and loving us and showing us the importance of living a life that God would be pleased with. Growing up I saw so much trouble come into the lives of my friends as a direct result of their choices. Because of what my parents had taught me I never had to deal with these troubles myself because I knew that what they taught me was true. When I went to University I found out about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from a friend. One day we were talking about religion over the phone and I asked why they hadn't tried any other churches in their lives. They said, "Because I know my church is true, it's not just a good theory or some nice notion." The Holy Ghost hit me like a brick wall and I strongly felt that what they said was true. I read the entire mormon.org website the next day and went to church that Sunday. It was such an amazing experience and I just felt such peace and happiness from being there. I soon obtained a copy of the Book of Mormon and was a bit skeptical about it at first but I wanted to give it a try and I knew that if I was going to know the truth of it that I was going to have to ask God. Men will always have different opinions but when God answers, you know. After I found out that the Book of Mormon was true everything else began to fall into place and I knew that I needed to be baptized. The Church has taught me so many things and really given me a strong desire to become more like Jesus Christ. It has helped me to come much closer to God and to really know him better. I used to know a lot about him, but now I feel I know him. I hope to get to know him even better in the future but there is one thing I know, that if you follow him and do as he would do you will always be happy. Times may be hard, and you may be lonely, but you'll be happy.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the England London South Mission. It has been one of the most wonderful opportunities to come to a foreign land and share the gospel with people who haven't yet had the chance to recieve it. I was baptized in December of 2009 and the gospel brought so much happiness into my life that I couldn't help but want to share it with others. They say that happiness is the only thing that doubles when you share it and I have come to find out that that is true. As I have seen people accept the Gospel of Jesus Christ I have seen the changes that they have made in their lives and the happiness that it brings them and it in turn has made me an even happier person also. I wish that every person in the world could experience the happiness that comes from loving the Lord and walking in His ways. My mission has been a life changing experience for me. It has been one of the most challenging things in my life and has felt like a bit of a rollercoaster ride, but it has been one of the most rewarding experiences as well. We come to teach the gospel in a foreign land for 2 years but although we are the teachers, we are taught much more than we teach. I believe that mistakes aren't mistakes if you learn from them and that there is a lesson to be learned from every experience in life. Both the good experiences and the bad experiences. We can learn something from everything if we are humble enough to accept what God wants us to learn. The lessons I've learned on my mission have shaped me into a better man and I am very grateful for hard times.