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Hi I'm Tyler Van Tassell

I grew up in Utah. I am the youngest of 7. I'm heading to a mission in Bulgaria, Sofia. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I graduated from High School last year. There were 14 of us in the graduating class. My school is K-12, and there are about 150 students in the school. While in High School, I got to participate in many activities. I was on the Basketball, Baseball, Track, Drama, and music teams. I also participated in FFA and I was the Student Body president Last Year. After I return from my LDS mission in Bulgaria, I am going to college at BYU. My mother has taught me the love for music at a young age. My family sings together. My mom taught me to play the piano, and I also picked up the Guitar and Ukulele.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents that are Mormon, so I have always gone to church and I got baptized when I turned 8. As I started to grow older, I realized that I couldn't just rely on my parents testimony anymore. I decided to really try to find out for myself if the things I learn every week in church were true. It has been a long process, but slowly I have gained the knowledge that I need to have my own testimony. I have prayed about certain things, and my prayers have been answered. I know that this is the True church on the earth and that Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and that he leads us to the truth. I know that the Book of Mormon is the most true of any book on the earth. I'm so grateful for the guidance it gives me in my life. I know that the Atonement is real and I'm so grateful for it in my life. I have felt the Atonement's influence in my life as I have repented of my sins. I'm so grateful for the knowledge that I have knowing that I can return back to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and be with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings in the church while growing up. I have been a President in my ward for the young men ages 12-13, 14-16, and been an assistant to the bishop in our ward. Me and my father go hometeaching every month. We go and teach people the gospel in their homes. It is a great experience. I always love hearing and talking to the people we visit and hearing their experiences about the church. I have been on committees planning activities for the youth in our ward and stake. I have been the chairman of the committee for youth conference in our stake. We planned our youth conference around the restoration and tried helping every one that participated gain their own testimony about the restoration and Joseph Smith. It turned out great.