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Hi I'm Tyler Teague

I grew up in Tulsa. I was raised a Sooner in Norman. I speak Cherokee. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a school full of diversity, yet felt like a minority. I loved to get to know everyone around me, and learn from their experiences in life. I was raised by a single mother, and educated on how to be responsible by the Church. I made it out of Tulsa, where things were pretty rough. I now attend a regional college in Northeastern Oklahoma studying History, and Cherokee as a minor. I have been very poor in my life, but God has blessed me with so much through humility. Having little material things in life, I was never too indulged by consumerism.

Why I am a Mormon

Heavenly Father works in such a mysterious way. We never truly understand until we humbly ask and pray for a sign. Sometimes he gives them and we choose to ignore, such was my case. I had been baptized into this amazing Church as a young boy. I was 8 years old. The missionaries were the first people on this earth to share with me the name and teachings of Jesus Christ. No one would dare venture into the neighborhood that I grew up in, but they would, just to bring us the good news, and usually some food too. At the age of 10 I had to miss out on these weekly meetings, because I had to relocate, and live with a family member that was not a member. After graduating from high school 8 years later, also having not been listening to the Holy Ghost for direction in my life, I decided to walk the wrong path doing things that I shouldn't. Things seemed to never go the right way, until I decided to join a fraternity on campus. Then the signs of the spirit hit me, like Heavenly Father's plan unfolded before me. I was given the nickname "Ezekiel," by my peers within the fraternity, then I was initiated as the 342nd person in our chapter. Ezekiel 34:2 reads, "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?" I had been so selfish, looking to only satisfy myself instead of God, and not looking to care for how others might feel. It struck me so deep, it was a calling for me to stop being the lost sheep, and to lead by example. I gained the priesthood, after a difficult time trying to choose the right. Had to go through so much, losing my job, paying my tithe with the last bit of money that I had. Then God blessed me for my commitment, and a job was delivered unto me. I was able to baptize the love of my life, in the waters of God's love. It takes choosing the harder right, instead of the easy wrong.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by representing the Young Single Adults in my Ward. We have just set up a Latter-day Saint Student Association at our University, and we plan on reaching out and serving our community just like Heavenly Father would have us too. We hope to help others in the community come to understand our mission, and reach out to them by lending a helping hand.