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Hi I'm Tyson

I'm a dreamer, a movie nerd and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love playing the ukulele and guitar in my free time. I am currently serving a mormon mission in Madrid, Spain. A mission is an opportunity to serve and share the message of this church. I will be away from home, family and friends for 2 years to serve my mission. I have an amazing family that I love spending time with. When I return from my mission I will be going to college and continuing on with normal life. I love watching movies and quoting movies with my family. I like playing video games and going to hang out with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been raised a Mormon. But I choose for myself to believe. My parents have lovingly guided me and taught me the principles of our faith and have been amazing examples in my life. My siblings also continue to be wonderful examples and influences in my life. But, when it comes down to it, I choose to believe and act on my beliefs. A central part of our beliefs is that we all have our agency, or the ability to choose for ourselves. Why I am a Mormon is because I have personally come to learn of the truth of my faith for myself. I have read the Book of Mormon and have come to know that it is truely another testament of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe in it because it also makes sense to me, God loves all of his children and wants us all to have the opportunity to learn and grow in His gospel and return home to him. In the gospel of Jesus Christ, our weaknesses can become strengths. I know that this church is the true church on Earth and I love every aspect of it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by acting on it. Faith isn't a passive word, it's an action word. You have to act on your faith and grow according to those actions. I live my faith by going out everyday and looking for someone to help, someone to smile at and brighten their day. I live my faith by attempting to walk in Jesus Christ's footsteps.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Tyson
Well, good question. There is a definite purpose to life. A loving Heavenly Father prepared a plan for us, called the plan of salvation. In this plan it was decided that we would come down to earth, receive a body, be tested, have families and make covenants to return to live with God. God gave us our agency, or the ability to accept or reject this. A big purpose for this life is to be tested, if we remain true to the principles God has revealed to us, we can return to live in His presence. He wants us all to become even as He is, so he has given us this opportunity to grow and learn here on Earth. A central part of life is the family. The family is one of the most important things in life. In the family we can learn and grow together. The family can be eternal, which means we will never be separated again if we follow the simple plan God has for us. I'm grateful for the knowledge that God has this plan for us and that there is a real purpose in living and enjoying life! :) Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Tyson
Well, I will answer this from my own personal experiences. I am serving a mission right now. And i have many motives for doing it. First and foremost, is my love for the Savior and my trust in him. If I believe that he is our Savior and that he gave up his life for us, why can't I sacrifice 2 years of mine for Him? We don't get paid as missionaries and in fact pay to be here. It's a big sacrifice to leave everything back home and trust in God that this is something important to do. Another big reason is that I am so grateful for the things I have in my life. My family has been blessed to have this knowledge for years, so I see it as an opportunity and a responsibility to bring this joy to other people. There are so many reasons to not serve a mission, missions are hard. A lot of people don't want to hear this, but its so worth it. The next time you see mormon missionaries, trust me you'll recognize us, please take the time to talk to them and hear them out. Show more Show less