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Hi I'm Tyler Thomsen

I grew up in central Florida. I'm a runner, middle child, Full-time Missionary, I love selfies, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As of Sept. 3, 2014, I am serving as a Missionary in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission. Before my mission I ran cross country and track all four years of high school, and for my junior and senior years I attended a collegiate high school where I took college classes as well as high school classes simultaneously.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the happiness this gospel brings to all. I have seen people's lives change through this gospel and my own life. I was born and raised in this church, but have found for myself that this gospel is true, that the scriptures are true, that Joseph Smith truly restored Christ's church, that the power of Christ's Atonement is infinite and extended to all, and that families can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in The Nevada Las Vegas Mission. As a missionary, I have the sacred privilege of seeking out those who are prepared to receive the message of the restored gospel. Before my mission, I did everything I could to help out the local missionaries, and I shared quotes from General Conference to my social media accounts often. I currently live my faith by sharing it with every person I have the blessing of coming in contact with as a missionary.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Tyler Thomsen
As a full-time missionary currently, I can say that everyday I go out and proselyte because I know that every single person can benefit from the blessings of this gospel. I proselyte because I know that every single person on this earth is a precious son or daughter of our Heavenly Father, and He wants all of us to return to Him and be in His presence forever. This is only possible through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and through the Savior's Atonement, and every single person in this world needs to access the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I do this because I have been commanded by our Savior to bring His gospel to all the world, and to hasten His work of salvation. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Tyler Thomsen
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is the most significant event to have ever taken place in this world. The Atonement is what allows us to be with our families forever, to overcome every obstacle, and to endure to the end. The Atonement is the sacrifice that was performed by our Savior Jesus Christ on our behalf. When Christ performed the Atonement, He took upon Himself everything for us. Every pain, weakness, trial, tribulation, illness, grief... Everything. Christ took upon Himself everything we could ever go through because He loves us all perfectly. Only Christ could perform this Atonement, because only Christ lived a perfect life. Christ went through everything for us, so that we could overcome everything through Him. Show more Show less