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Hi I'm Tyler

I grew up in Grand Junction Colorado, I am a student at BYU, I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I am currently an undergraduate student at BYU. I am not sure what I want to study yet but I have a while to figure it out. I am a Resident Assistant in BYU student housing and I love my job! I enjoy snowboarding, mountain biking, watching movies, and hanging out with friends and family. I love to joke around with people, I hope to be a teacher someday, and I love people. I come from a family of three little sisters (yep . . . it's interesting) and I am the oldest. Though I grew up in Colorado, my family moved to Michigan about a month and a half after my eighteenth birthday. I love to watch sports and pretend that I can play them (because I am not actually very good). My favorite NFL team is definitely the Packers, but I mostly follow college sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in to the Church. My family went to church all the time when I was growing up, my Dad was the Bishop of my Ward as a teenager, but there was a time where I deeply questioned the truthfulness of this crazy story about this boy name Joseph Smith who saw God and Jesus Christ. I remember being very young, probably around 12 years old. I remember struggling with this question for a while, I did not get an answer right away. I read the scriptures, I read the account of Joseph Smith's first vision found in the Joseph Smith History, and I prayed fervently about it. Pleading to Heavenly Father to know if all this was real, if this "crazy story" was really true. Finally, and perhaps little by little over the years, I received an undeniable witness that this is the true Gospel of Jesus Christ here on the earth. I received a warm feeling in my chest and I felt really good, really happy. Over my life since that time there have been times of doubt and question, but I always am able to look at the daily miracles that happen around me, or even all of the many answered prayers and confirmation of the truthfulness of this gospel since then. I have had so many experiences with knowing this is true that I cannot deny it. I know that this is the true Gospel of Jesus Christ, that this Church is true. I know that the crazy story about Joseph Smith, the boy who saw God, is absolutely true, and perhaps the craziest thing about that story is that millions of other know it is true and stand as witnesses with me. I love the Gospel. I love and recognize the peace and joy that I have in my life because of it. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I bear this testimony in the name of Jesus Christ the Savior, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by mostly just not being afraid to wear it proudly. I am not afraid to talk about being a "Mormon," and I love being a part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have had various callings and assignments in church. I served on our youth committee, I served as a ward missionary, I served as an assistant to the Bishop in our Priests quorum composed of young men ages 16 to 18, and I am currently responsible for the weekly group activities called Home Evening groups in our ward. I help to coordinate each group and make sure they are working together effectively. But, I think the most important place that I live my faith is outside of Church, during the week, not just on Sunday. I do my best to keep the commandments and abide by the principles and guidelines set forth by Heavenly Father through his servants here on earth. I love to answer peoples questions about "Mormons," and I love to do the best I can to make someone's day by simple acts of kindness and service.