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Hi I'm Tyson

I've been born and raised in Utah and I've been a Mormon my whole life! I'm now serving a mission in Paris, France

About Me

I love being active! I love to wrestle and be outside enjoying God's creations. I'm also a huge geek; I loveth Lord of the Rings and Star Wars(gulity pleasure!) I love jamming to good, feel-good music

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of the Church my whole life, but just because I was born into the Church doesnt mean that I automatically was converted and gained my testimony on the spot. Like everyone else who finds the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I had to search and come to my own understanding of the truthfulness of it. When I was very young I became involved with addiction and it progressively became worse and worse for me over the years...In 9th grade it hit a climax along with a bunch of other issues happening at the same time, I fell into a huge rut in life and I felt like nobody cared about me. I didnt care about myself; I saw myself as worthless and unloved. I didnt see a point to living because nothing ever worked out for me and I was never happy. I was always miserable and I didnt see anyway to end my problems and my addictions. One day in seminary we sang the song "How Firm A Foundation" and when the 3rd verse was sung I just started bawling in my seat. "Fear not, I am with thee; O be not dismayed, For I am thy God and will still give thee aid. I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause thee to stand, - Upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous, upheld by my righteous, omnimpotent hand" It was then that I realized that maybe there was a way to get out. That night I fell to my knees in prayer and pleaded with the Lord, asking if He was truly there, and if He was, I asked that I might know and that He could help me escape my pains. After I said those words, I felt an overwhelming feeling of peace come over me. It felt as if I was being filled with peace and warmth from the top of my head down to my toes. It felt as if it was being poured into me from heaven. I knew at that moment that God lives and that Jesus is the Christ. Although He has not taken away my pain, He has given me a way that I have been able to overcome my trials and become the person He knew I could be. Its through His gospel that I have found true happiness and that is why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I just strive everyday to be an influence of good everywhere I go and to exemplify the gospel of Christ. I try to be as Christlike as I can be. It's a big goal, but I'm working on it! Before my mission I served as a primary teacher and I absolutely loved it! I taught the 11-12 year olds and teaching them the basics of the gospel was wonderful. Teaching them also strengthened my testimony by being reminded of the foundations of the church and of my personal testimony of Christ. It was a wonderful blessing in my life to work with those kids. Currently I'm serving as a missionary in the France Paris mission and I love it! There really in no greater call than to spread the gospel and helping people find true and everlasting happiness!

What is the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another testament of the Lord Jesus Christ. It testifies, along with the Bible, that Jesus is the Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world. It contains the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as is written by His dealings with His prophets in the ancient Americas. I testify that it truly is the word of God and that if you read it, you will feel the truthfulness of it and feel God's infinite love for you. Read it!! Show more Show less