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Hi I'm Tyler

I was born in Dallas and moved to Kansas shortly after. I play piano, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone, and soccer. I am a mormon.

About Me

My two main hobbies are soccer and piano. I've played both for about 6 years (soccer a little longer) and have won awards for both. When I'm not kicking or twiddling my fingers, I play in the school band on a clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone. After high school, I plan on becoming a software developer or something similar, but if an interesting career catches my eye that might change. I have a dream of exploring the world, seeing all the natural and architectural wonders that the planet offers while also discovering different cultures. I have been a Mormon my whole life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the joy it brings to my life. When I attend church and follow the commandments, I feel God's love for me. Even when it seems awkward or unpopular, I feel that I will be blessed both in this life and the next for upholding the faith. I have also felt the hand of the Lord in my life and have felt His presence when I pray to Him. I feel it my responsibility and duty to live the gospel, and to help other brothers and sisters along the way.

How I live my faith

I try and read the scriptures and pray every day, even on those dreaded Monday mornings. I also accompany for hymns when it is needed during meetings. Recently, I was called as a youth family history consultant, to help the youth use the FamilySearch program to find deceased relatives.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was the son of Joseph and Lucy Smith and was born in Vermont in 1805. Along with his other siblings, he was taught by his parents to have faith in God and to read the Bible. While wondering for himself, like many do, if the church he followed was true, he read James 1:15, which says "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God...". He did just as James said, and prayed to God. During this prayer, he was greeted by God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. A couple of years later, he again saw a vision, this time of an angel, who began to explain to him how it was Joseph's role to restore God's church again to the earth. He was called to be a prophet, much like Moses and Abraham. During this time, he also gained possession of the golden plates, a record from the inhabitants of ancient America and their prophecies and dealings with Christ. Joseph was able to translate these plates, which are now published as the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less