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Hi I'm Tyrel

I grew up in Utah. I'm a husband, father, science nerd, outdoor enthusiast, student pharmacist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a science geek. I love science. I completed my undergraduate work and received a bachelors degree in Chemistry with minors in Microbiology and German. I used this to help get me into pharmacy school. On top of that I am a husband, father, and outdoor enthusiast. I love taking my kids camping and fishing. Unfortunately, between classes, study time, and work I don't currently get to enjoy the outdoors as much as I would like to. I trained as an EMT right after high school, but put a career as an EMT on hold to serve a two year mission to Germany.

Why I am a Mormon

I have to admit that part of my being Mormon is the fact that I was raised a Mormon. Growing up it never really occurred to me that there might be something else out there for me. However, being raised Mormon isn't the whole story of my decision to stay Mormon. I've heard the rhetoric that I'm only Mormon because I live in Utah, or that I'm only Mormon because my whole family is. Truth be told, I have investigated Mormonism, general traditional Christianity, Taoism, Confucianism, Islam, Hindu, Buddhism, and Judaism just to name a few. I found that all had several points of what I considered to be truth, even science has truth. But only one religion had all those points that I felt and considered to be truth. That one religion is Mormonism. Since my studies and investigations into other religions and belief systems, I have had many experiences that have confirmed to me that not only is there a living God, but that he truly is our Heavenly Father and wants only the best for each of us, His children. Christ lives. He atoned for our sins, suffered the weight of our weaknesses and sicknesses, sorrows and failures in order to help us overcome them and become like Him. Through the a modern day prophet, Joseph Smith Jr., Christ and Heavenly Father restored a fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I'll be honest, this is something I never really think about. I just live my life the way that I learned growing up, and that is to be an upstanding, contributing member of both the community I live in and society as a whole. I currently hold a position in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS or Mormon church) in the young men's organization. This is an organization devoted to helping young men, ages 12-18, to learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ, how to become leaders, good men and good future husbands and fathers. Now being in pharmacy school, I'm presented with unique opportunities to live my faith by giving back to the community I live in. We participate in health fairs, providing testing and education about high blood pressure and diabetes, we have a fund raiser gala where all proceeds go to help support a local free clinic, and we have outreach programs to assist under served, rural Utah communities and populations gain education and have access to information about high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. In the end I live my faith by trying to serve others, for as has been said "When ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17, The Book of Mormon).