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Hi I'm Tyler

I grew up in Utah Valley. I was called to the England Leeds mission. I am an ultra-marathoner. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved reading-I'll read from all genres-and I spend most of my time with a book. In 2015 I started running ultra-marathons and trail-running. I love this because I live near the mountains and it lets me have so many opportunities to appreciate the beauty and solitude found there. I graduated high school in 2017 and following my service in the England Leeds mission for the LDS church I plan on attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I have four younger sisters and live with both of my parents and I grew up in the LDS church.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I grew up learning its doctrine and growing up with other members. So I suppose you could say I have been a member of this church all my life, but on the other hand I would say I became personally converted in my heart and soul when I was about 14 years old. I already believed in the gospel, but I began to become much more engaged and desired to put forth my best effort. I worked hard to follow Christ's commandments and to live a life that could represent Him and it made me so happy! My life was not perfect, but everything in it was better and the bad things were somehow not quite as bad. My relationship with Jesus Christ and God the Father strengthened and I grew in my knowledge of the gospel and in my ability to live righteously. I want to become better and I feel help as I try to resist temptations to sin, and when I mess up it feels so good to repent and keep trying. I love other people more and I have so much hope and optimism for the future and the present. I want to share His gospel with people because I know it will change their lives for the better if they accept His teachings.

How I live my faith

There are a lot of ways I live my faith, the first to come to mind is going to church each Sunday. We go for three hours, the time is divided into three blocks of about an hour each. One of my callings in the church is to play the piano when members sing hymns, and I've also served on the Seminary Council, which is a group of youth leaders that help organize seminary activities. Seminary is a religious class for high school aged kids and it's another way that I live my faith; every other day I have an 80 minute class with other members where we read our scriptures and discuss and learn our doctrine. In my area there are enough students where we are able to take seminary in the place of another class during school, but in many places seminary occurs early in the morning before school starts. I also try to live my faith by not swearing, not using drugs, not drinking alcohol, not participating in sex outside of marriage and trying to love and respect other people. One of the agreements Latter-day Saints make at baptism is that they will take upon themselves the name of Jesus Christ, and I try to live a life that honors Him.