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Hi I'm Tyler

I enjoy acting, singing, playing guitar, writing music, and doing anything on stage. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have been performing for most of my life. I have always enjoyed singing and later got into acting and playing guitar. I love writing my own music and performing it for people to enjoy. I also enjoy doing the behind the scenes of live theatre and being a techie.

Why I am a Mormon

For a time I wasn't a Mormon. In fact I did not care to be affiliated with any religious institution. I was baptized when I was 8 years old, but fell away soon afterwards. There after I made some bad decisions and was on my way to a very bad place. I chose to believe that there was no God, so that way I could not be accountable for my sins. Yet when I was 16 I hit a very rough time in my life and decided I needed to find God. I thought that if He was there, He would surely want me to find Him. So I began my search. I looked everywhere and only saw corrupt men taking ideas and using them to conquer, oppress, and destroy. Especially in the early history of Christianity. So I didn't know where to go. Then a friend invited me back to Church. I went and he made me promise that for the two years he was serving a mission I would go to church. So I did. About a year later I was given the Aaronic Priesthood. I had gained a testimony that God was my loving Heavenly Father. That he had always been there for me, even when I thought He wasn't. That Jesus Christ is my savior, my redeemer, and my friend. That He suffered in the garden of Gethsemane, died on the cross, and was resurrected three days later so that I could be cleansed of my sins, not have to fear death, and one day return to my Heavenly Father and become like Him. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored to the earth by the prophet Joseph Smith. That President Thomas S. Monson is also a prophet of God. Through scripture study, prayer, and personal revelation the Holy Spirit has revealed the truthfulness of these things. I have drawn closer to God and in turn He has made my life so much more then I could have on my own. I am eternally grateful for a loving God who never gave up on me. Who put the right people in my path to get me to come back home. Now I hold the Melchizedek Priesthood and have never been happier. That is why I am a Latter Day Saint. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to the best I can everyday. I follow Jesus Christ and his teachings the best I can. I love my neighbor and serve them. I try to be an example of the believers. I know I'm not perfect. I make a lot of mistakes. Yet I focus on remembering the Savior and the incredible sacrifice He made, so that I don't have to torn down by past mistakes. I remember that through His atonement, I am given divine strength, I am given grace, to do all that God has asked of me. Then when the day is done I look back on the day, my failures and my successes and I pray to God and ask Him to help me better tomorrow. That is how I try to live my faith.

What is being a Mormon like?

Tyler
Being a Mormon is a constant feeling of comfort. It comforts me to know that if I live as my Heavenly Father wishes for me to live I will have joy eternally. It also wonderful to know that God has a plan for me and will help me follow it in any way that he sees fit. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Tyler
The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. It is full of prophets of old teaching us of the Savior and the glory of his gospel. It is a great source of comfort and knowledge to whoever will earnestly read and pray about it. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Tyler
Mormons are always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. In most cases Mormons are the first ones to help and the last ones to leave. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Tyler
Yes. God has always talked through prophets. And He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. So if God is a living, breathing, loving God. He will have a living prophet to help guide His children through these days of shifting values and constant change. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Tyler
A testimony is a spiritual witness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You gain a testimony once the Holy Spirit has revealed to you a true principle. Such as that God is our loving Heavenly Father, that Jesus Christ is His son and our Savior, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, that their is a prophet today, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's Church and has been restored to the earth today. Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Tyler
I suppose like any other Christian. We study the scriptures and pray daily. As individuals, as families, and as a church family. We work to earn a living. We go to Church on Sunday and try to do all that we are asked of by our church leaders. We try to serve and love our neighbor. In truth we are trying to live by what Jesus taught and we are trying to be like Him. We love our families and try to grow our relationships with them. We do the best we can and we are grateful to our Heavenly Father for all we have. We are just like everybody else. Trying to do the best we can. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a church and attending a temple?

Tyler
Sunday worship in meetinghouses are open to the public. We pray together, we partake of the Lord's sacrament, we our taught be our fellow members, we read the scriptures, we worship God, and we create and grow friendships. These meetings are for everyone, not just members. Now the temple is a sacred place. It is for members who are living the highest standards of the Church. There we learn about God's plan for us, we make covenants with Him, and we find peace and rest from the chaos and craziness of the world. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Tyler
No we do not worship Joseph Smith. We only worship God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ. We love, revere, and respect Joseph Smith and all who followed after him as honorable men and prophets of God. But it is God and Jesus Christ who are at the center of our worship and praise. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Tyler
Mormon women are their own breed of women. They are intelligent, confident, trustworthy, virtuous, loving, independent, reliable, and tougher than nails. They know who they are and because of it, they are willing to stand up for what they believe. Some of the most influential people in my life have been Mormon Women who were wonderful examples of what a woman can and should be. We believe in equality in the sense that women should be payed the same amount as men in the workplace, that they should have the right to choose any career they please, they deserve the same rights as men. Now saying that, God has ordained that in the family woman and man have their own separate roles and responsibility. The man of the family should be the provider and defender of his family. The woman, when circumstances are available, should be the primary source of care and nurture of the family. Now of course, man and woman must work together in these responsibilities. Different families have different situations. Yet in the end, man and woman, husband and wife, father and mother, should always be unified, be helpful to one another, and love one another. Tl;DR: Mormon Woman are awesome Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Tyler
Matthew 28:19: Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. We proselyte because we love our Savior Jesus Christ. And as He said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments."(John 14:15) He has commanded and we want to do everything we can to show our appreciation for His great sacrifice. We proselyte because we love our Heavenly Father and we love His children (our fellow Brothers and Sisters). So why wouldn't we want to help them feel more love, peace, and joy then can be found anywhere else. And finally we proselyte because when you have something that makes you happy, wouldn't you want everyone to have it too. That, is why we proselyte. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Tyler
The attitude of the Church towards homosexuality and same-sex marriage is one of love and compassion. No Church leader I have ever had has said that those who have feelings towards those of the same sex are evil nor sinful. It is not a sin to be tempted and have feelings. It is a sin to do things that are contrary to God's commandments. The Church condemns pre-marital sex and sex with anyone besides your lawfully wedded spouse. A stance that is not different or new, but which Christ himself taught. In our basic doctrine marriage is between Man and Woman. No exceptions. God's plan has not changed even if cultures and political views do. Now, to anyone who has the feelings and chooses to not act on them, the Church provides full love and support. To those who have acted on these feelings and commited grievous sins (which are just as grievous as heterosexual relations outside of marriage) and desire to change and follow Christ, the Church provides full love and support. Anyone who desires to follow Christ will always be welcome and accepted. God loves all of His children and Jesus Christ's atonement can help all change for the better. Show more Show less