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Hi I'm Tyson Dawson

I grew up in Arizona. I was Valedictorian of my high school. I am serving a mission in Guatemala. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Mesa, Arizona as the first child in my family. Our family later moved to Gilbert and then to Queen Creek. I enjoy learning and I love trivia games like Jeopardy! and Quizbowl. I love to cook and travel. I also like writing poetry. I am serving a mission in the Guatemala City East Mission and when I return I will be attending Brigham Young University with a plan to study biochemistry. I'm interested in medicine and I'd love a career working for a pharmaceutical company.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have discovered for myself that this church is true. I was born in the church but one thing I love about our doctrine is that every man and woman can and should find out for himself/herself if the church is true. The church isn't true because its members are nice or because we have beautiful temples. The church is true because Joseph Smith did indeed see God the Father and Jesus Christ. He recieved revalations and established the church and translated the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is the word of God and anyone who reads it with an open mind and an open heart can learn for themselves that the church is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by fellowshipping others who may feel left out. I try to show love and compassion to everyone and I try my best to live as Jesus Christ did when he was on the earth. When I make mistakes I ask for forgiveness and move on and try to be better every single day. At Brigham Young University I served as the assistant ward clerk and I counted attendance in church and also counted tithing funds. For the past few years I have been preparing for a mission. I got my call in May and I am serving in the Guatemala, Guatemala City East Mission for two years. I hope to share the words of Christ with the people of Guatemala and show them love by serving them.