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Hi I'm Tyler

I love floss. I'm studying to be a dentist, I'm an amateur filmmaker, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love all manner of outdoor activities. Skiing, biking, boating, hiking, climbing, sitting. I love them so much that I started a film production company so that I could better document my adventures. Sometimes it is hard to find time to do the things I love to do; I live a very busy lifestyle. Studying dentistry at university, making movies, playing guitar and piano, hanging out with my friends, and spending time with my family. With so many things going on it is important to take a step back and relax sometimes, and I find that one of the best places to do that is at church.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I got dragged to church. Then as I got older and larger I wasn't as easy to drag, and at that point it was up to me to decide whether I was going to do the church thing or not. So I put the promise in the Book of Mormon to the test, to read it and pray to know if it was true, and now I can tell you that it really does work. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. It has helped me to come closer to my family, and it has helped me come closer to Christ.

How I live my faith

I am always trying to follow Jesus Christ, and I am doing that right now by serving a mission. I love my family and I love being at home, and that made it hard to cross an entire ocean for two years to serve that mission. But serving in the England Manchester Mission is the greatest. Right now I am serving in Liverpool! As a missionary I get to go out and meet wonderful new people every day. It is hard work and my feet hurt from walking, but it is all worth it if it helps to bring someone that much closer to Christ.

What is faith?

Tyler
Faith isn't just believing in something. Faith is all about doing something about that belief! It is an action word! To have faith in Christ we need to go out and be Christlike. We need to do the things that he would do. Love, serve, lift, help. As we do those things we are able to see the blessings of our faith, and that in turn strengthens our faith. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Tyler
The Book of Mormon my favorite book! It is the evidence of everything that we share. It testifies of Jesus Christ. I love the Book of Mormon so much. If we read it and come to know that it is true everything else falls into place. Through the Book of Mormon we can come to know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us, and that Jesus Christ is his son. We can know that Joseph Smith restored the Church of Jesus Christ as it once was, and that he translated the record that we now know as the Book of Mormon. Reading the Book of Mormon has helped me to come closer to Christ, and I know that it can do the same for anybody who chooses to read it. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Tyler
Being a Mormon is great! My faith doesn't stop me from doing any of the things that I love. It has only added to that list! I cannot describe the joy and peace that have come as I have followed the example of Jesus Christ in my own life. Some people see the things that we do as restrictions that keep us from doing things that are "fun". For myself I believe that the only way to find true happiness is through keeping the commandments that our Heavenly Father has given us. People wonder why Mormons are so happy, and to them I say: "Come and see" Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Tyler
I firmly believe that the Mormons are the happiest people on earth. This comes because we have a knowledge that we are living the way that our Heavenly Father wants us to live, and he supports us in it! It comes because we know that the relationships that we have in this life are not limited to our short time here on earth; we know they will continue in the life to come. We know these things through the power of the Holy Ghost, which is made known through love, joy, peace, comfort, and true, lasting happiness. I know that life is meant to be enjoyed, and so that is what I choose to do. Enjoy it! Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Tyler
The Word of Wisdom is a blessing! It is God's directions for keeping a healthy body. It is all about keeping ourselves clean from unwholesome substances that would do us harm. Alcohol damages your liver, tobacco destroys your lungs, and coffee and tea stain your teeth! The Word of Wisdom is also an opportunity for us to show our faith. Heavenly Father is a God of order, and he cannot bless us if we do not show our faith by keeping His commandments. God blesses us with commandments so that we can stay clean and stay faithful until the end of our time here on earth. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Tyler
If we live our lives right and do what our Heavenly Father asks us to do, we will be able to return to live with him. We will live in paradise; a place where we will rest from all of our troubles and all of our trials. Those who live righteously will feel confident enough to stand in the presence of God. On the other hand, those who choose not to keep God's commandments will feel like someone who is going to the dentist after many long years of eating sweets, avoiding flossing, and never brushing their teeth. It will be good for them, but it will hurt quite a lot. Show more Show less