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Hi I'm Tyson Bishop

I've traveled around Central and North America, I play the piano and soccer, and I just love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Of all the things I love, my top four (not in order or anything) are music, soccer, my family, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have loved to play the piano, sing, and listen to many different genres of music since I was young and I find that music helps me find peace of mind and gives me a way to express myself. Often music is the way I draw closer to Jesus Christ. Soccer has been my passion from my childhood. I grew up in southern California where soccer was a big deal and the love of the game became a part of me then. I continue playing as often as I can with family members, friends, and whoever else wants to join. I have found that soccer, and sports in general, help me form strong friendships with my peers. Those friendships have helped me throughout my life. My family has always been extremely important to me, and to us family time is sacred. We love spending time together at home or on family trips and we continue to get together as often as life allows us. My love for the gospel of Jesus Christ began when I was very young. My Mom tells me a story when I was only 5 or 6, and I said "Mom, I want to teach and preach the word of God!" I've always wanted to help those around me and be more like Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of faithful people who chose to follow Christ by joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church). My parents always encouraged me to go to church and learn about Christ's gospel, and they taught me about Christ in our home. However, I wanted to know for myself if they really existed and if they really cared about me. I remember one time as a young boy, probably around 10 or 11, I went on a church sponsored camp out along with many of my friends. We were invited by our leaders to pray to ask God if the gospel was true and if the Book of Mormon was true. I did so and didn't have anything miraculous happen. It wasn't until the next day, as I began talking about the experience that I felt a powerful feeling come into my heart. It was an emotional feeling, one that made me feel peaceful and loved. Several months after that experience I decided to try again. I felt like I wanted further confirmation of the Book of Mormon. I knelt on my bed and ask Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was true. During the prayer an incredible feel came to me. It was comforting, warm, peaceful, and full of love, like someone was hugging me. I knew then that the Book of Mormon is true, it's story and message is real and it could effect my life for good. And it has! I chose to serve a mission for the Church and my spiritual conversion and knowledge of the gospel deepened. At one point I decided to ask Heavenly Father if Thomas Monson, the President of the Church, was really a prophet of God as he is said to be. I said a prayer and began reading the scriptures when a familiar feeling of peace, comfort, and assurance came over me. I have known ever since that President Thomas Monson is a true and living prophet of God. Today I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is real, and it blesses lives. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. And I know that Thomas Monson is a true prophet of God, and that through him God directs His Church today.

How I live my faith

When I was 19 years old I began a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I lived in Guatemala and during that time I learned many things about my self, other people, and my Savior Jesus Christ. My commitment to Christ's gospel began long before that though, and continues to the present day. I have had a lot of opportunities to take part in church activities, leadership positions, and daily opportunities to help out my fellowman. I continue to do so now with a deepening understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ and a strengthened will to do so. The future looks bright to me, even through life's dark challenges, and I find that living my faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ helps lift me up, encourage me, and become a better man.