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Hi I'm Ty

I grew up in Wyoming. I have three older sisters and two younger brothers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Wyoming. You'd think that with the area I had been living up in, I'd be riding horses, hunting and fishing, and camping or something of the sort. Counter intuitively, I have done little of what was just mentioned. I've only been on a horse one time. I've never gone hunting and I've only gone fishing four or five times. I have gone camping before, but I much rather prefer staying indoors. While I do love the outdoors, I would not call myself an outdoors man. I love to play guitar and piano, watch movies, and play games with my friends and family. I recently finished my first year of College at Brigham Young University. I am now preparing myself to serve a mission in Kenya. I still don't have a solid idea of what my career will be. All I know is that I want to help others through counseling and therapy.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, not because my family is, but because it was a conscious choice of mine. I was baptized when I was eight, like many others. My mother converted to the gospel when she 18 or 19. She often tells me of her life before her conversion and how much she has been blessed by entering into this gospel. As a child, her testimony helped me to grow one for myself. While it may have been only a simple testimony at that time, there was one thing I was sure of: Being a member of this church made people happy. In retrospect, I can honestly say that I know I made the right choice when I decided I wanted to be baptized into this gospel. I love this gospel because of the joy I have experienced from it firsthand. I know my family has been blessed tremendously by it. I also love the simplicity of its promises. If we do what is right and follow the commandments, we will be blessed. It may not be when or how we expect it, but every good thing is recorded in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of the LDS church. I go to church ever Sunday that I can. In the ward that I'm in, there is a small amount of male youth (12-18). It is their responsibility to take care of the sacrament every Sunday, but since there is usually a shortage of them, I help with the sacrament often. I do not mind this. In fact, I enjoy being able to serve others and know that I have helped others become closer to The Savior. In the college ward I was in, I participated in preparing or passing the sacrament 90% of the time. My responsibilities go past just what happens every Sunday though. I try my best to visit the families I've been assigned to every month. I also try hard to give service to others, whether it was asked of me or not. I also try to live my faith by following the Saviors' example and being kind to all I meet, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, and religion.