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Hi I'm Tycen

I love wakeboarding, football, and composing music. I live in Utah and served a mission in Canada. I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Tycen Flygare, I am 25, currently attending college and am majoring in Exercise Science with a Pre-Physical Therapy goal. I love life, I enjoy all sports, I played football, soccer, lacrosse, and ran track in high school. I ran track my first year of college before serving a mission in the Great Canada Calgary Mission. I love Canada it doesn't get much better than that pleasantly polite, yet unbelievably chilly place! Currently I am really into wakeboarding, it's my main summer/life hobby I thoroughly enjoy it. I love music as well, it is my other current life hobby. I play guitar and piano and try and compose songs, I'm not great but it's fun. Life is neat, the gospel is neat, it's all just really neat!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints simply because I know that it is the true and living church of the Saviour Jesus Christ on the earth today. I have a very personal testimony of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and I am so thankful for it. I KNOW beyond every shadow of a doubt that Jesus is the Christ. He has the power to heal and change us. Things we think are not possible, mistakes we think we cannot overcome, weaknesses we have never been able to shake, all of it can be overcome with Him. I know He lives and because He lives and is not dead I know He must have a church that is His church here on the earth now, today, and it must be directed by Him. Why wouldn't He have one clear way, one way meant for all of us God's children? Why wouldn't He care about us as much as He cared about the children in the days He was on the earth? I am not sure which came first my testimony of Him and His Atonement or of the truthfulness of this Gospel, this church, but I do know that as I gained a greater testimony of Him my testimony that this church is His church naturally came with it. The Book of Mormon and the Bible together testify of Him. Everything in this life testifies of Him. This church is His church I KNOW that, I have asked God and He has answered me countless times, over and over again that it is. My testimony and knowledge of this truth has come not from others, though they helped me learn, but from my Father in Heaven and my Saviour. His Atonement has changed my life and I hope I can live more worthily of all He has given me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as best I can each and every day. I love going to the institute offered at my university, honestly the mysteries of the Kingdom of God are revealed each day in that place! If you have one near you, go you won't regret it! I have learned so much by attending and met some amazing people. I serve in the church as a ward missionary. I seek to go out and share the gospel each day with those who are in my area, I am not a full-time two year missionary, but I do try and share my testimony of Christ with everyone I can. I wish I did a better job at inviting people to follow Christ each day but I am trying and I am thankful the Lord is patient with me and helps me grow into who I should be.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Tycen
The authority to perform ordinances, or sacred rites, such as baptism or the laying on of hands for the Gift of the Holy Ghost has been necessary since the beginning. God gives His prophets what is known as the priesthood, the authority to act in His name, and they are responsible to perform His work on the earth. Jesus Christ gave that priesthood authority to His apostles and said, "Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit" (John 15:16). The reason that the priesthood authority is so essential when an ordinance is performed is simple. When Jesus Christ suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane, died on the cross at Calvary, and was resurrected three days later, He completed what was known as the Atonement. The Atonement paid a ransom for all of our sins making it possible to come back to our Heavenly Father. Jesus Christ, the "author and finisher of our faith" (Heb. 12:2), is the only one who has the power to save. Because of the Atonement He gained victory over death and hell, and He alone can give that same gift to us. If baptism, or any other ordinance is not performed by His authority, how can it have the power to save? No matter how good our intentions are, we did not suffer for anyone else's sins and we don't have the power to save anyone, we need Jesus Christ. The Priesthood is His authorization that what was done is recognized by Him and thereby, does in fact, have real power to cleanse us from sin. Show more Show less