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Hi I'm Tyler

I grew up in American Fork. I love basketball my friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to play basketball, hangout with my friends, make money, and listen to music.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church with very strong opinionated parents who loved the church. I grew up just going through the motions to satisfy my parents so that they would be proud of me. As I started Junior High and was all by myself with no siblings or parents to watch, I decided to choose friends that I thought were "cool." My standards immediately dropped, and since I never really cared much about what I was doing before, it was really easy for me to fall into peer pressure and make decisions that I knew weren't right. Over time I started to really fall away from the church, and also my family. I avoided it and them because I felt annoyed and was irritated easily when they wanted me to participate in church service. It bugged me so bad to the point where I wanted nothing to do with it. At this point I was thinking FINALLY. Freedom. But in reality it was the complete opposite. The gospel is very good at giving you standards to live by that don't change. I didn't ever really realize or cared to see it so I didn't have any standards whatsoever and constantly found myself in situations that I thought were fun and worth my time. They weren't. As this all went down I found myself getting really unhappy. I was frustrated cause I was sick of feeling angry or sad but I was also sick of the church because I knew it was true, but I just didn't like it. I ended up getting depression and got to a really low point. As my family and friends started to see me go downhill, I noticed I had no support whatsoever from my friends. They didn't care about me like my family did. Or more importantly god. I used to only pray when I was in trouble, but now I pray to stay out of trouble. For me, getting my testimony was a very difficult process that didn't have to be difficult. But I honestly would not change who I am today because of how strong it has become. I know that this gospel is true and right and perfect. It helps me become a guy that I want to be. I figured out how to be happy.

How I live my faith

I go to church every sunday, and pray often, read my scriptures. I am also an example to my friends who aren't active in the church.Bu