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Hi I'm Tyrell Bowen

I'm from American Fork, Utah. The Gospel of Jesus Christ and my family are the center of my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a large family of ten. I am child number five, of seven boys and one girl. My life with my family has been one filled with joy and great memories. My family members are my best friends. Growing up, my brothers and I enjoyed playing sports together, making family home movies, fishing with Dad, playing board games, and just spending time with one another. My hobbies include art, specifically drawing. I enjoy playing the piano. I like to stay active by swimming and playing sports, especially basketball. I also enjoy fishing with my brothers and my dad. I served as a volunteer representative (or missionary) for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Hong Kong, China. I am currently going to college, studying facility and property management. I have been married almost two years now. It has been the happiest two years of my life. My wife and I are soon-to-be parents. We are expecting a baby boy. We couldn't be more excited.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people might think that I am a member of this church, just because I was born into the church, because it's a family tradition, or because it's all I've known my whole life. That may be true to a certain extent. But beyond that, I too like countless others, have had questions deep down in my soul about things like: what the purpose of this life is, and where and how to find truth. Just because I was born into the Lord's true church, doesn't mean that I was given all the answers and didn't have to search. I had to find out for myself if this church and restored gospel are true just like every other convert to the church has had to. My knowledge and testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel/church is built upon the summation of multiple experiences. Those experiences began when I was a young boy. Through daily scripture study and prayer, as well as daily family scripture study and prayer, my testimony of this church slowly grew. I may not remember all that was said during family scripture study, but I do remember how I felt as my parents taught me about Jesus Christ and how to follow Him. I remember feeling so good inside when my family and I would share those moments, and when we strived to live the gospel. Later in life, I still needed to gain that sure knowledge and witness for myself that this church was true, both in my mind and in my heart. I fervently studied and prayed about the Book of Mormon and The Prophet Joseph Smith, and asked God if it was true. Heavenly Father did answer me, but not through a loud and boisterous event. He answered through the still, small whisperings of the Spirit. The fruits of the Spirit: peace, love, joy, gentleness, and faith filled my mind and heart. I recognized these feelings. They were the same feelings I had as a boy when my family studied the scriptures together. They were the same feelings I had when I helped someone in need. Through the power of the Holy Ghost, I know that this church is true.

How I live my faith

Although I have served in various callings in the Church and community, I feel that the most important place that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can and should be applied is in the home and family. For me, my most important calling is that of husband and father. As a priesthood holder, I have a duty and obligation to bless and serve my family. I do this through loving and serving my wife. I exercise my priesthood through supporting her and giving her priesthood blessings when she has an illness or trial. My wife and I also study the scriptures and pray each day, individually and as a couple. We make sure to take time each week to discuss the gospel in depth, compliment our strengths, and encourage improvement in our weaknesses. Daily scripture study and prayer, as well as attending weekly sacrament meetings gives me access to the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Showing faith in my Savior, and repenting of my sins enables me to find strength and peace in times of trial, and to improve myself each day. Besides being a father and husband, diligently serving in my church callings is another way I show faith in my Savior. The Savior showed us the perfect example for how to love and serve others. In all that I do, I strive to pattern my life, my words, and actions after that of the Savior's. Although I cannot ever be perfect in this life, I can definitely do my best to follow the His example. When I do, I feel that I am one step closer to becoming more like Him.