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Hi I'm Tyler

I was born and raised in a small town in Utah. I served a two year mission in the Ukraine. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an engineer turned law student. I enjoy spending time in the outdoors, working outdoors, and of course studying. I am happily married to my best friend and have been for almost four years now. I like to learn new things and to teach others new things. I like to ride and work on anything that has a motor.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the church by wonderful faithful parents. My upbringing revolved around activities spent with family and others who shared similar beliefs with me. Early on in life, I learned the stories of my ancestors and the sacrifices that they made to join Christ's church. Theses stories, along with the examples of my grandparents and parents, instilled in me a desire to know for myself whether the things I had been taught were indeed true. Interestingly enough, this desire did not fully move me to action until my first year at college away from the influence of my family. It was at that time I began to actively study the Book of Mormon. After doing so for some time, I knelt and prayed to my Heavenly Father to grant unto me the truthfulness of its teachings about Christ. I received an answer through the Holy Ghost. This has been one of the foundational moments in building my testimony. I have found that by truly living the Gospel of Jesus Christ that I have more peace and happiness in this life. As my commitment to the Savior's teachings increases, things in my life go a little smoother and am able to stay focused on life's goals beyond worldly success.

How I live my faith

Because the Church is organized into small units called a ward or branch, each member has an opportunity to serve others through callings. I have the opportunity to help work with the adult male members. I help conduct and plan lessons aimed to strengthen the faith of our members and, when applicable, to help them to be better fathers and husbands. Although schedules are busy, I have the opportunity each month to visit a number of families within my ward. During this time, I attempt to follow Christ's example of looking after and caring for the needs of "His sheep." As a law student, I actively volunteer in a teaching program that takes me into high school civics classes to teach students about the law. I have found great joy volunteering and get to work with others, not members of the Church, who have similar desires to serve others. I believe that following Christ's example requires more than fulfilling Church responsibilities and participating in structured service. I try to show my commitment to the Savior's teachings in the way that I interact with others. I hope to be a friend to all and offer a helping hand when I am in a position to do so.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was born in the early 1800s. He was taught at an early age to read the Bible and to have have faith in God. When he was 14 years old he realized that there were many different churches and he wished to know which to join. To do so, he turned to our Heavenly Father in prayer. During this prayer God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ appeared to him and called him to become a prophet. He became a Prophet, similar to Moses and others in the Old Testament. Through Joseph Smith, Heavenly Father and His Son restored the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. In doing so, to Joseph was also revealed the Book of Mormon, a history of God's dealings with ancient people on the American continent. Joseph was inspired to translate the Book of Mormon and by praying to know of its truthfulness we can know that Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet of God. Show more Show less