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Hi I'm Tyler Dahl

I grew up in Helena, Montana. I love talking to people and sharing experiences, memories, and laughter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 19 years old and I am about to go on a mission to Medellin Colombia. I love playing football and basketball. I love the outdoors; fishing is my favorite outdoor activity. Fly fishing is my favorite type of fishing. I also like hiking and cliff jumping and swimming. I love hanging out with friends and going on dates with girls! I have had a long list of medical problems that at one time hindered my belief in God but now has become a blessing to me and has brought me so much closer to God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. My medical problems just recently got good enough to allow me to serve a mission, and there is nothing that I would rather be doing right now.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it has given me everything. I grew up in the church but didn't commit to it. I didn't know that our church was true. The summer between my Junior and Senior year is what completely challenged my faith. It was always my dream to play football at the college level. Things seemed to be heading in that direction as I played very well my junior year. The off-season after my junior season was very hectic. I dedicated all of my time and efforts to football. I worked so hard and gave up so much for the sport. When everything seemed to be good, a hurricane seemed to hit me. I passed out in school one day, and through track season my legs wouldn't function normally; I had to give up track because my legs would cramp or give out on me. I would later find out that in short, this was the start to my nervous system crashing. I barely made it through school and during the summer I developed severe pain and lost the ability to walk. I went to the mayoclinic twice and regained the ability to walk. It was a miracle, I still had severe pain but it seemed that I could still fulfill my dream as I was regaining muscle coordination. I tried to come back but fell flat on my face. I lost football, and my dream. This was everything to me at the time. I got angry and fell into the wrong crowd. This carried on for months. I stopped going to church and I did a lot of stupid things. One night I came home and felt anger as I was having severe pain. I remember going to bed that night feeling unfulfilled. I knew that I used to feel something. I didn't feel truly happy. Out of nowhere I decided to take missionary discussions. I was still having a hard time with anger towards God. I remember the 3rd discussion I had a breakthrough where all of my anger disappeared and I felt that thing I used to know. That thing is the spirit and it confirmed to me that the gospel is true. I gave up my old lifestyle. I now know exactly where I came from and where I am going. I now have purpo

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing the little things right. When you do the little things right, all those little things add up and make a big difference in wherever you are directing your efforts. The little things in our faith include daily prayer, scripture study, going to church, fulfilling and magnifying callings within the church, and seeking guidance in life through the gift of the spirit that we receive at baptism. Personally, this includes strengthening other kids in my age group and being there for them. It also includes blessing the sacrament every week, taking the sacrament to those who can't physically attend church when the occasion permits, and strengthening the younger kids in our church by way of example. I also from time to time, post things on our ward Facebook page. I also just recently started doing better on my home teaching which consists of taking the time and going to members or inactive members' houses and seeing how they are doing and if they need help with anything while giving them a short message.