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Hi I'm Tober Dyorich

I grew up in Arizona and Idaho. I served Spanish speaking in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission. I am a Mormon

About Me

I was born in Idaho, moved to Arizona, and moved back to Idaho when I was 12. I graduated in 2013 from Hillcrest High School. I have five younger sisters and a younger brother. I enjoy reading, biking, and video games. I play the viola- which is basically a cello in violin form. And served as a Spanish-speaking missionary in the Arkansas Little Rock Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church, so it has always been a part of my life. But I had to choose still to keep it that way. I have learned so much and seen so many blessings that come from this church and gospel. I know this is the true church, and the blessings and peace and knowledge that are here are for everyone. It is so simple, it makes sense, it is undeniable, and I feel and know this is it.

How I live my faith

I have been in several youth group leaderships. I fulfilled visiting assignments with my dad. I graduated from seminary. I study the scriptures, pray, go to church, keep the commandments, and strive to be more like Jesus Christ. I served a full time 2 year mission.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon temples? What goes on in Mormon temples?

Tober Dyorich
The things that happen are inside the temple sacred, not secret, and only those who are worthy and prepared can enter into the temple. And there are rules that Heavenly Father has set for those that want to enter in to make sure they are worthy and ready. And anyone can meet those requirements if they work at it! It is sort of like a college cooking class. Someone who wants to attend a class needs to make the preparations and meet the rules and requisites to be able to take the class. Not because they want to exclude, but because it would not be beneficial or good for someone who was not prepared to take the class- for example, things might not make as much sense, because they have not worked up to that level of class. You need to know some basics before you move on. Also, going along with the analogy, you could teach another college student everything that is taught in the cooking class, but if is not taught in the environment of the class with all the spices and appliances and whatnot, it can not be taught correctly, and the student would not receive all the benefit as if he was in the class. The truths are only taught in the temple, because only in that sacred and holy environment call they be fully taught and received. The same principle applies to the temple and what is taught. One must meet all the requirements and be prepared, and then it will be as beneficial as God intended it to be. And all can receive it, if they do the work to be at that level! Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Tober Dyorich
In ancient America, God spoke with and guided His people here, and those teachings and stories were recorded. The prophets here had a testimony of Christ, and taught the gospel. The Book of Mormon was a compilation of these records and teachings by a prophet named Mormon, who did most of the work to put together this record or book. This record was later found and translated by the prophet Joseph Smith. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Tober Dyorich
For me, I see faith as a more complex or advanced form of trust, belief, and hope. As Paul says in the epistle to the Hebrews, "faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Faith is a trust and hope for things that one cannot see or comprehend, but they are true and certainly exist! So one believes that God and Christ exist. And then acts and changes accordingly. That belief compels them to act. That is an essential part of faith- acting. James, in his epistle, explains that "faith without works is dead." Or faith is not really faith unless one acts on the belief, trust, and hope they have in God. And as one acts, their faith will grow. It starts small, but then grows. It grows from reading the scriptures, prayer, attending church, following God's commandments, acting as Christ would, and so on. As one applies, lives, and tries out these things, one will feel, by the feelings and impressions that they receive form the Holy Ghost, and by the changes in one's life, that it is true. For me, that is why I have faith in these things. It started small, but as I experimented and watched, I saw evidences of joy and peace in my life. I don't know everything, and sometimes seem to forget what I believe or know, but I know it has blessed my life, and for that, I have faith. And I keep trying, and keep learning and growing. It is a process! So if you don't think you have faith or can't believe, do the simple things, like reading the scriptures. Show more Show less