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Hi I'm Tyler

I am a homeschooler. I am a runner. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am from the panhandle of North Idaho. I grew up hiking, exploring, and running through the Rocky Mountains, and never spent a single day in a public school. The eldest of my family, I am a homeschooling graduate, and have spent a year and a half majoring in Psychology and Brigham Young University - Idaho. I am an avid reader and writer, and love long-distance running.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon church, and learned to read from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. But as I came into adolescence, my parents' belief in God was no longer enough for me. After making some poor decisions, I realized that I needed to find out for myself if the Mormon church was the one God wanted me to be in, and if He was real and there for me. I spent the next year studying and searching and praying, and committed myself to living the church standards 100%. I believed that if I lived Christ's gospel fully, I would find out for myself if it was true. And I did. That year was the hardest experience of my life, but in it, I was able to repent--to fix my mistakes--and feel God's presence. I now know that He is real, that He does care about me, and that He wants me to come home to live with him in heaven after this life is over. I know that because of Jesus Christ, I can become a better person, and I spend every day trying my best to do so. I have found for myself that the Mormon church is Christ's true church restored to the earth, and that our prophet is called of God to lead the church under the direction of God. I know that God wants us to succeed, because He has helped me to do so.

How I live my faith

Every morning for the past four years, I have woken up at 5:30 in the morning to attend a scripture study class we call Seminary. Along with this class, I am active in our local Boy Scout troop with several other Mormon friends. Together, we go camping at mountain lakes, learning skills for future fatherhood, and encourage each other to reach our personal goals. Together, we have provided volunteer services to our local food banks and forest service, and spend as much time as we can out getting our hands dirty. Every Sunday, we meet together to discuss and learn about Jesus Christ, and set goals to apply his teachings to our own lives. Out of these boys, five of us are preparing to serve two-year, full-time volunteer missions for the Mormon church, where we will leave home to teach others about Jesus Christ.