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My name is Tyler Gruwell, I was born in Orem, Utah and I grew up in Hemet, California. I have two loving parents and one stupid dog, but we still love her. My dad is a really funny guy, he'll go to any length to make anyone laugh. He's also a middle school teacher. My mom is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. And like my dad she'll try everything to make you happy. Some of my big interests are playing video games and working out at the gym. Also I love to travel. Some of the more elegant places I've been to are France, Switzerland, Belgium, and England. Right now I'm on my mission, I am serving in the Colorado, Colorado Springs mission. It's a pretty fun place for the most part. When I get back home I'm going to try and get my degree in physical therapy. My way of life is to be the best person that I can be physically, mentally, and spiritually. Also, when I get back home I hope to find a good wife with a good moral standard and has a great sense of humor. Before my mission I didn't get out much so I'm always up for something new. I grew up in the gospel but I guess you could say that I never really tried to find out on my own if it was true or not. But now I know that this gospel is the greatest thing I have ever experienced, and no matter how hard the gospel is as long as I have my friends, family and our loving Heavenly Father there is nothing that I can't accomplish.
Well, I was born in the church, but I guess you could say I never really appreciated the gospel until I started planing for a mission. I mean 2 YEARS!! I wasn't sure I could have done something like that. But then I had a talk with my parents and what they said really spoke to me. My dad told me that "There are people out there that don't have the same blessings as we do." So, that got me thinking of when I was a little kid of how I wanted to be a super hero saving people . Yea, I know your thinking that I'm weird but keep reading. We are all going through struggles in life some of us think that we don't have these problems or it doesn't matter, while others just don't know where to find these answers. And so, that's why I chose to go on a mission so that I can help these people with there struggles and to show others that there is a way to be forgiven. That there is a father in heaven and he is doing his best to look out for us.
The Holy Ghost has helped me in numerous ways. First if you don't what the holy ghost is, it's the spirit that helps you all throughout your life. It is the way God answers our prayers. This spirit has given me answers to questions I've had, it has performed shown me how to discern right from wrong, and it has given me many blessings. But, the holy ghost can only be at you side if you keep the commandments god has given us, and the effectiveness of the holy ghost depends on how strong your faith is in Jesus Christ and his gospel.
Before my mission I was a lazy kid, pretty much what I did was I just played video games and worked out every now and then. So most of my activities, I could see the end result that is until I my mission came along. We go to wherever the Lord tells us to go and teach others about his gospel for 2 whole years. Right now I'm 6 months into this mission and I still don't know what the end result will be. But, as long as I let the spirit guide me, by keeping my mind on the Lord and his teachings, by having my heart full with the love of our Heavenly Father and by having my friends and family always constantly pushing me and motivating me forward it won't matter what troubles come my way because I have the faith in knowing that I am not alone. That is the faith that moves me to act.
Back home I got to the rank of life scout in boy scouts. I was really close of making eagle but my scout master didn't show much interest in helping me. Like I said I'm on my mission right now and once I get back I plan on going to BYUI. I do community service whenever I can. I try and do the best that I can in all that I do. I try to live by the gospel and its teachings. Also, I always testify of this great gospel. It's not a religion, It's a ways of life that benefits anyone and everyone.