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Hi I'm Tyler J. Higgins

I've always lived in Pocatello and have run 6,600+ miles in my life. Currently I'm serving an LDS mission in Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a single young adult serving a mission in Edmonton, Canada. Following my mission I plan to attend BYU or BYU-I and major in Law. I think someday I might want to go into Congress; mostly, I want to make a difference in the law-making process because I feel that right now people are not cooperating together in passing legislation. An activity I have enjoyed since a young age is Scouting. I have had a myriad of life-changing experiences through participating in Boy Scouts of America. In the Spring of 2012 I was presented with my Eagle award. Throughout middle school and high school I have participated in Crosscountry and Track & Field. I love the activity of running and try to make it a daily practice. I also enjoy doing genealogy as well as playing the piano; I have played the piano for thirteen years and enjoy each time I have to play.

Why I am a Mormon

From a young age, I have been raised in the Mormon faith by my parents. I have accepted the truths of this belief system all my life. However, as I became older, I realized I could not live on faith borrowed from my parents. I decided to test the principles of the gospel, and I found them to yield the promised fruit. I have felt the Holy Ghost confirm the truth of the principles throughout my life, and I have felt the comfort and peace the Holy Ghost brings. This witness to me has proven to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that God speaks to man through a living prophet today, and that Christ's gospel in on the earth in its fulness once again as the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have had several experiences in which my conviction has been confirmed and reconfirmed. I have felt God's hand in my life and bear witness that He is always there; He is constant! I know He is real and that each of us can find out for ourselves of His reality through prayer and the Book of Mormon. I invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon and try God's truthfulness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my daily decisions; I try to make decisions with an eternal perspective in mind. I try to make choices thart are in harmony with the teachings of Christ's gospel and that will enable me to become more like him and to return to him. I enjoy sharing my beliefs with people in in-depth discussions, friendly conversations, or in response to curious questions; I always make an effort to not discriminate against others' beliefs or values. Currently I am living an important aspect of my faith: serving a two-year mission. On my mission I share and teach my beliefs 24 hours a day with the purpose of bringing people unto Christ.

Who founded Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Tyler J. Higgins
Jesus Christ is the founder of the LDS faith. We believe he preached his gospel while here on Earth but after he died men corrupted and changed some of the plain and precious parts of his gospel; that was how different denominations came into existence. Each denomination had some portion of the truth but not the whole truth as originally taught by Christ. We refer to this period when the fullness of the gospel was not on Earth as the apostasy. Then in the Spring of 1820 a young boy named Joseph Smiith decided to ask God which church was true. God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and told him to join none of them. God then proceeded to restore Christ's original gospel through Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Tyler J. Higgins
Men are greatly encouraged to serve missions; it is considered a priesthood obligation. Senior couples and women are not required to serve missions but they are enthusiastically welcomed when they do. Show more Show less