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Hi I'm Tyler Leonello Reni

I'm from California. I love to venture off to see God's creations. I love love. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love love. I love the smooth sounds of the guitar, which I have played for 8 years. I've attended Brigham Young University-Idaho for a semester and will serve a two-year mission in Lisbon, Portugal. I enjoy playing any type of games with friends or family, whether it be a board game, a video game, or sports outside. I've always loved sports, especially American football and rugby. I've played football for 6 years and rugby for 4. What I really love is making connections with people. Making those lasting relationships that I can rely on in my times of need or to be of service to those friends. I love to go on adventures with them and explore wherever we can, to share memories that last. I have found that I really love this gospel, the joy and love that it brings to my life. It gives me a Christ-centered love for everyone I meet. I have always dreamed of serving a mission and I'm so incredibly honored and excited to serve a mission. Although, I also have found that I am so nervous and so unprepared, but I work toward improving myself to be able to serve the Lord and His children with all my heart. I love my family, my friends, and I love this Church.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born, my parents had already had my older brother, Steven, who was three. Because of some trials going on, my parents became inactive in the Church when I was born. I never went to church much until I was eight and Steven was eleven. One day, Steven told our parents that he wanted to be baptized in the Church. My parents taught us of God and Christ growing up, and my brother had learned about baptism and wanted to become a member. So, my parents had two missionaries from the church teach my brother and I about the church and about baptism. They had taught us about the rules that we should follow and about attending church regularly. The minimal age for baptism in the church is eight so that the child is at an age where he or she can really decide for themselves. I was of that age. My brother and I were soon baptized by our father on the same day. But, I really wasn't fully converted at heart. As I grew, I regularly went to church and learned about Christ and the scriptures and of prophets. When I was about fifteen years old, I stopped going to church for a little over two months. Those two months were hard. I was pushing away my best friend who was relentlessly encouraging my to attend church again. When I finally gave in, I was attending church on my own while my family stayed at home each Sunday. As my heart was softened, I was able to feel the love that was missing those two months. Those two months without the church's influence in my life were without the feelings of peace and comfort. As I continued to attend church, I served the members and began to love them in a new way. I really felt like I was in the right place. I am so happy I made that decision. My family finally began attending church again about a month later and I was so happy. This gospel brings so much joy to my family and I. I love love. I love love because God is love. Christ loves me so much that he died for me, so that I could be forgiven for all of the mistakes I make in this life.

How I live my faith

Ever since I moved to Northern California with my family when I was ten-years-old, I gained lasting friendships in the church. This has been one of the greatest blessings in my life. The members of the church are my family. It really started when I turned twelve and became more involved with the service that took place in the church. I was able to get to know so many incredible families and they taught me so many great lessons. They taught me about love, work, self-discipline, and faith. As a grew up around these people, I began to realize that Christ is truly building a magnificent work of art. The church is centered on Christ and as I began to see the love in the people I grew up with, I knew without a doubt that this was Christ's work. When I turned fourteen, I was given the responsibility with my father to watch over and teach some families on a monthly basis. With this responsibility, I was able to help these families and practice my teaching skills that would definitely be of good use later in my life. Another very important factor in practicing my faith was when I began high school, I entered into a Seminary class for my church. This class was at 6:30 AM before school started on every school day. In Seminary, we learned about the many scriptures that have been written by prophets of old. Scriptures including the Holy Bible, the Doctrine and Covenants, the Pearl of Great Price, and the Book of Mormon. These four years of seminary helped me to endure through my four years of high school. I was very active in high school. I went to seminary, to school, then to my after school curricular activities which were either football, rugby, or some clubs. I was able to show and live my faith around so many who weren't of the same faith. Seminary helped me to keep my mind at peace, although some days very tiring, but definitely worth it. My friends knew of my faith and respected it. For that I was and still am so grateful.