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Hi I'm Tyler Mitchell

I was born and raised in Washington State. I'm called to serve a 2 year mission in the Mississippi Jackson Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just graduated High School before receiving my mission call to serve in the Mississippi Jackson Mission from November 2015 to November 2017. During High School I was involved in a variety of things: I was part of Student Leadership (I enjoy reaching out and helping others as well as hosting events and speaking in front of people), Drama Club (I love to perform) and the Student Marketing club; DECA (running the student store and competing against other students to show my business knowledge and promotion techniques). I also took several AP classes. I love History and I enjoy English. I collect coins and costumes. I love to sing and act and just make people happy. I am an Eagle Scout and was involved with Boy Scouts (and Cub Scouts) for over 10 years. I enjoy reading as well as writing. A talent of mine is writing poetry. I have decided to use that talent to bless the lives of others, so most of my poems are lighthearted poems based on gospel principles. For example, here's a short poem I wrote entitled "Our Guard" You may have regrets and think that you're scarred. The truth is we all make mistakes. Discard Your regrets and move on. Life's not so hard To face, with God as your guide and your guard! I am a firm believer in God, that is why I worked for two years in a local grocery store as a baker, in order to save up enough money to serve a mission and do my part to invite others to come unto Jesus Christ. Besides all other things, first and foremost I am a Servant of God!

Why I am a Mormon

There are many around me who say "How can you believe in God? It's not like faith has ever done anything." I feel sorry for them. I believe in God and as Alma says "All things denote there is a God" (Alma 30:44). My life is built upon a firm pillar of faith that can never by brought down, and nothing can make me doubt what I know. How did I get this way you ask, I'll gladly share with you. Two distinct miraculous moments show me there is a God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) is Christ's True Church restored to the earth today. 1) When I was born, the doctor told my parents that I had a heart problem and would have to be taken to Seattle Children's Hospital for further examination. Several hours after I was born, my parents took me to Seattle. Before the doctors ran their complex tests, my dad and my grandfather gave me a priesthood blessing and prayed that the Lord would make everything alright. After the tests, the doctor came to my parents looking puzzled. He said he could not explain it but there was nothing wrong with my heart. God spared my life! 2) When I was 12 I fell through the ceiling of our house. I was on the second story of our house, so falling from that height I would have broken my neck and died. As I fell I thought "This is the end". However when I fell through the ceiling, I landed on the only safe place on the second floor, a small half wall divide the stairs from the upstairs landing and I fell directly onto that 4 foot long, 4.5 inch wide wall and was unharmed. The odds were so against me, the entire house is basically open space but that small wall. God indeed was there, saving me! Now why am I Mormon? I know that God is real and if He could bless me then surely He blessed young Joseph Smith with an answer to his question many many years ago. I know this is God's True Church, Joseph Smith was a Prophet and Jesus Christ is our Savior! Feel free to email me and ask me any questions tjmitchell@myldsmail.net

How I live my faith

James 2 talks about faith: 17 Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. 18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. So I show that I live my faith in all that I say and do. Right now it is as a missionary. As a full time Mormon Missionary, I will have an opportunity to focus on 1) Serving God and growing closer to Him 2) Serving others and inviting them to come unto Christ and 3) Blessing everyone through my actions and bringing the Peace of God to all. How better to express my strong faith then going out and sharing it with others? I live my faith each day, applying the scriptures to my own life. Proverbs 3 says: 5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. 6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. I truly have come to trust in the Lord's ways and I have such strong faith in Him. 2 Nephi 2 states: 25 Adam fell that men might be; and men are, that they might have joy. God created man so that they might have joy, if they will follow the Savior Jesus Christ. We can find so much joy when we serve, that's one reason I wanted to go on a mission. Several people asked me why I would want to serve a 2 year mission and what I will be doing on my mission? This is my answer to people who ask such questions: "A missionary goes out for 2 years and lives by a set of rules to prevent them from being distracted from serving God. Imagine giving up your video games for just an hour and going to help your mom in the kitchen, how close would you grow to her during that time helping her and talking to her? That's what I plan to do, only with my Father in Heaven. As to what I will be doing on my mission, think back to biblical times, remember all the things that Jesus did for others. Now ask yourself this question; What won't I be doing on my mission to help others and God?" I live by faith and serve my God.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Tyler Mitchell
Imagine you have an unlimited supply of cake or something wonderful, and it will never run out. Yes I said it will never run out. Now if you have such a wonderful blessing, sure you'd enjoy having it by yourself but ultimately you would want to share it with others because you would not feel complete without letting others feel good and enjoy that unlimited supply of cake as well. Now Mormon Missionaries most of the time will not of cake (even someone who worked in a bakery, like me). What Missionaries do have is a great blessing that they want to share with others, a message of joy, a message of hope and a promise of peace. They want to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Jesus even commanded His disciples to do missionary work back in biblical times; "Go ye therefore and teach all nations... Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you..." (see Matthew 28:19-20). God's love is endless and as missionaries, we want everyone to feel God's love because we know what a blessing it has been for us and we hope that others will feel that blessing and enjoy it as much as we have. We volunteer our time to serve God, but also you, we want to help you. We have been blessed so greatly by the Lord to know His Plan for us, let us share it with you. As Missionaries we want to invite all to come unto Christ, that all may be partakers of such a delicious gift (or cake, whatever you want to call it). Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Tyler Mitchell
The Priesthood is the authority that God has given to men to act in His name. It was by the power of the priesthood that people were healed in days of old and that power still heals people today. The priesthood can be held by every worthy man (both young and old) in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The purpose is to allow members to bless the lives of others, the same way Jesus Christ would do it if He were here. The priesthood is real, I have had my experiences with Priesthood Blessings and I have been healed. There is truly a connection between Heaven and earth that can be seen when one is giving or receiving a priesthood blessing. A man who holds the Priesthood may also perform Church ordinances such as Baptism or Bless the Sacrament. The leaders of the Church hold special offices in the Priesthood, being given authority from God to serve in special callings. The Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only man on the earth today who is authorized to use all the keys of the priesthood (or perform every duty of the priesthood), but he delegates it to others at times. The Priesthood truly blesses lives and everyone can be touched by this real power, the power of God. Show more Show less