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Hi I'm Tyler Burbidge

I'm a twin. I enjoy the outdoors. I'm a missionary! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a smaller town in the Pacific Northwest. I'm used to the rain and have grown to love the moderate climate that the area has to offer. I love to go crabbing, fishing, hiking, boating, and swimming all of which are activities offered within a few hours of where I live. Most of my extended family lives near me and so I get to spend a lot of time with them. My family means a lot to me. I love spending time with my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents and some of them are my closest friends. I have a twin brother that I love to share my time with and I feel blessed that I've been given someone to share some great experiences with. I graduated from high school in 2012. I lettered in varsity football for 3 years and was a contributing factor to a state championship season in 2010. I recently finished up a year of school at Brigham Young University- Idaho, where I discovered that I loved to snowboard. I'm currently teaching myself to play the guitar on my dad's fender acoustic and my own electric. I'm also preparing to serve a mission in the San Pablo, Philippines mission. I report soon to the Provo, Utah Missionary Training Center. I'm very excited to help the people of the Philippines find joy and peace through their Savior, Jesus Christ. After returning from this mission, I plan on returning to college to continue my studies and to start a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that had a very strong testimony of this church and its truthfulness. I grew up in the church and learned the basic principles and teachings with my friends and family. As I entered high school, I found that I didn't have a strong testimony for myself and started to slip a little bit. In my area, there is a large missionary preparation camp that occurs every summer. At this camp, boys from the age of 15-19 leave their families and the world behind to grow closer to their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. At my first year at camp, I was shy and unsure of my shaky testimony, but as the camp progressed throughout the week, I felt my testimony start to grow. As we read and listened to the story of Christ's atonement for mankind, I was given a confirmation that Jesus Christ was the Son of God and that this church is His church. Since then I've been able to return to that camp and give my testimony a boost each year in preparation for my mission. I continue to follow His gospel because of the joy that it brings into my life. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and that Jesus Christ is my loving brother who knows every little thing that I go through. I know that when I pray, Heavenly Father listens to me and provides answers to my questions through the Holy Ghost. I know that this church was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that the priesthood and power that Jesus Christ had is available to mankind today through those that are worthy to receive it. I know that my family can be together forever through the sealing power of the priesthood. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of the Lord. I know that today the church is led and guided through a man called of God to be a prophet named Thomas S. Monson. Christ lived and will live again.

How I live my faith

I am serving a two year mission in the Philippines! I'm doing all that I can to prepare myself for this task. In preparation for this mission, I've assisted other members of the church in helping others through service projects. I like to live my faith through being an example to other people. I like showing people that they can be happy through accepting Jesus Christ and trying to live as He lived. I like to show people that my happiness doesn't come from the material things that I have, but from the blessings that I receive from my Heavenly Father. I also live my faith by reaching out to those that need help. Christ gave us a perfect example of how we should treat others and I try to emulate that quality, among others, about Him.