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Hi I'm Ty

I work with computers and love the outdoors. There is no place like home! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two children and 8 grandchildren. I'm employed in the computer industry and spend a fair amount of time working in the yard. My real joy is found spending time with my friends and family. I really enjoy fishing, camping, hiking, and similar activities especially when I take my grandchildren with me. Sometimes you might catch me tinkering with a computer or two.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the doctrines of the Church are consistent with what I believe a loving God would be and do. For example, I believe that there are absolute truths that do not change, period. I want to know what those truths are and I believe I've found them. I also need a religion that teaches about eternity because I hold firm to the fact that there is much more to life than mortality. There are many reasons why I'm a Mormon and I'm grateful for every single one! 

How I live my faith

Currently I serve as the Bishop of our ward. Our ward has about 420 members in it and I care deeply for every one of them. My greatest joy is to see the Spirit of God working in the lives of those whom I serve. I look forward to going to church where I can take the sacrament and learn more about the Gospel from ward members. IT'S GREAT!!!  One day I won't be serving as a Bishop any more but I hope to always serve Jesus Christ in what ever ways He needs me to.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Ty
No, we don't worship Joseph Smith. However, I have a personal testimony that Joseph Smith was and is the Prophet of God who restored the fullness of Jesus Christ's Church. I believe Jesus Christ revealed many truths to Joseph Smith that were simply lost over the centuries following the death of the original Apostles. Because I believe this with my whole heart, I reverence him and consider him a great man. He is one worthy of emulation. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Ty
We need a Savior because Adam's fall brought upon us the consequence of a physical death. Through the grace of Jesus Christ we will all be resurrected and this is freely given. You see, we aren't held accountable for Adam's transgression so the resurrection doesn't require anything on our part. However, we are directly accountable for the sins we personally commit. These sins, or breaking of God's Commandments, will keep us from returning to our Heavenly Father. Being unable to live with our Heavenly Father is spiritual death that we are all subject to but it's in consequence of our own actions. Fortunately Jesus Christ provided a way to be forgiven of our sins and in that sense he can literally save us from spiritual death. In order for us to partake of His saving power we must repent of our sins and strive to live the commandments. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Ty
Pretty simple. Families can be together forever. What is meant by this phrase is that families can be bound together for eternity. The family unit need not end at death. For example, I fully expect to meet and associate with my grandpa that died when I was only three years old. It's pretty neat that God designed the family to exist forever. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Ty
God's house is a house of order and as such men and women have divinely appointed roles to perform. Women and men are equal partners in this life each bearing complimentary responsibilities. The most important organization within our church is the family and what family members carry in their heart is what the church ultimately is. With real and eternal consequences, the women, along with their husbands, are the most important leaders within the church. In addition to the leadership women provide in the home, they are also called to important leadership positions in the church. These women leaders work closely with priesthood leaders in an effort to strengthen the family (that family thing again!) and to bring souls unto Christ. As a Bishop of a local congregation I can not express in words my appreciation to the faithful women leaders that work tirelessly blessing the lives of every member of our congregation, old and young, male and female, active or not. Show more Show less