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Hi I'm Ty Higby

I grew up in Cedar City, Utah. I love music, and basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the 2nd oldest in my family. I am also the oldest boy out of 6 boys. I love my family more than anything in the world. As a child, growing up, I did NOT enjoy elementary and middle school. I didn't know how to talk to others, and I got in occasional fights. I cared too much about what people thought about me, because I wanted to be part of the, "IN" crowd. As I entered high school, I began to not care what others thought of me, and I started to become good at speaking with others. Now, I can say that making conversation with others, and speaking in a public setting... Those are strengths that I have. I love talking to others, and seeing how life is going with them. Through playing basketball from 3rd grade, to my Junior year in high school, and also being part of the Cedar High Track and Field team, I have grown to love physical fitness. Spending hours looking up workouts to help increase my speed, and strength, is not an uncommon thing for me to do. I absolutely love researching diet, nutrition, and ways to make one healthier, happier, through physical fitness. My goal is to become as strong, and lean as I can be. Right now, I am preparing to serve the people of Denmark, and I could not be happier! Life has never been so good, and I recommend ALL worthy males, AND females to prepare to serve the Lord, through a full-time mission. The experience of just preparing for it has been incredible.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church, but I did not necessarily truly LIVE the gospel all the time. I knew that the principles, and doctrine taught was true, but I did not see the big picture. If I honestly did, I would not have made the choices that I did when I was younger. When Thomas S. Monson announced that the age for missionaries had dropped (for males, 19 to 18... for females, 21 to 19) my first reaction was not a happy, or excited one. I was horrified. I was not prepared to serve the Lord. The time came that I had to do something different.Through changing habits that I had, and by being, "anxiously engaged in a good cause..." (Doctrine and Covenants 58:27) life took a whole new spin. Things started opening up. My mind felt clear. I felt clean, through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The gospel being in my life has given me direction, guidance, and purpose. I have meaning to everything that I do. A new confidence is within me, and I have never been so happy in my entire life! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. I have seen miracles happen in my own life, and others around me. I have never felt such a peace, and assurance of hope in anything else in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my hardest in the simplest of things: Sincere prayer, and scripture study. Making those two things the most important two items to do throughout the day, will make life incredibly easier. Things that may have not fit into your schedule will now, "magically" ;) start to work out. And someone who is not a Latter-Day Saint, will not be able to explain it. Your mind will become more clear. Your thoughts are formulated faster than you thought was possible. And through consistent scripture study, and prayer, you build relationship with your Father in Heaven that is so strong... You can only move FORWARD with life, and all of the trials and struggles that may come your way. I am currently a ward missionary in my ward, and am preparing to serve a full-time mission (2 years) in Copenhagen, Denmark. I will be teaching the Danes the gospel of Jesus Christ in the Danish language.