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Tyler Nelson

After serving a mission to Samara, Russia, Tyler graduated from Utah Valley University with a degree in Creative Writing. Tyler is the author of Away From The Sun, a short collection of his written works, is the host of the Mission Report podcast, and runs the To Be Determined… blog. He lives in Provo with his drop-dead gorgeous wife, enjoys playing basketball, playing the banjo, studying history, and collecting Pokemon cards.

Mission Report – It’s Just Great To Serve

Mission Report - It's Just Great To Serve

In their youth, the Sons of Mosiah spread discord and uncertainty among the Church. But along with Alma the Younger, they were shown the truth and the power of God. After their great change of heart, the Sons of Mosiah had a desire to go out and spread the peace they had received to every living creature. Specifically, they wanted …

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8 Latter-day Saint Authors Who Topped the Bestseller Lists

8 Latter-day Saint Authors Who Topped the Bestseller Lists

Latter-day Saints have found great success in media, including movies, music, art, and especially literature. If you are looking for an entertaining, uplifting, or enlightening read, anything from high fantasy to self-help, check out our list of best-selling Latter-day Saint authors! Brandon Mull Brandon Mull is the New York Times bestselling author of the Fablehaven, Dragonwatch, Beyonders, The Candy Shop …

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Temple News & Updates | Week of May 1

Temple News & Updates | Week of May 1

Latter-day Saint temples continue to be built around the world as the gospel of Jesus Christ rolls forth. Here’s a quick look at temple news and updates from this last week. Ground Broken For The Farmington New Mexico Temple On Saturday, April 30, Elder Anthony D. Perkins of the Quorum of the Seventy presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the …

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Mission Report – Every Thing Which Inviteth To Do Good

Mission Report - Every Thing Which Inviteth To Do Good

In his closing remarks in the Book of Mormon, the prophet-historian Moroni shared some of the words of his father, Mormon. The advice was tailored for a people that would live in a confusing and conflicted world.  Mormon said, “But behold, that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually; wherefore, every thing which inviteth and enticeth …

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12 Beautiful Photos of the Mothers of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

12 Beautiful Photos of the Mother's of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

It’s easy to think of the members of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as always having been venerable, wise, and to be honest, kind of old. But the truth is they were boys once too and they all had loving mothers. In honor of Mother’s Day, we have twelve pictures of the Twelve Apostles’ wonderful mothers. Mercedes Carecho Suarez …

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The Kids Conundrum & Spiritual Counsel on Starting Your Family

The Kids Conundrum & Spiritual Counsel on Starting Your Family

Psalm 127:3 says, “children are an heritage of the Lord.” If you are getting married, are newly married, or maybe you have been married for a while, you may have faced the inquiry of when are you having kids. These well-intentioned but potentially invasive questions might raise other questions for you. When should you be having kids? Is there a …

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Mission Report – Elder Anderson, Contact Him!

Mission Report - Elder Anderson, Contact Him!

The scriptures are full of accounts of people responding when called. Moses returns to Egypt to free his people. Peter and Andrew straightway left their nets to follow Christ. Lehi took his family and walked out into the desert. The results weren’t always immediate, but when these individuals acted in faith miracles followed. The Israelites were freed. Peter and Andrew …

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Mission Report – People Resonate With People

Mission Report - People Resonate With People

One of the hallmarks of Christ’s ministry on Earth was the time that he spent with individuals. The woman at the well, Mary and Martha, the great multitudes at Bountiful. Each time Christ took the time to speak to these people, so know them and understand them at a personal level and their hearts were touched.  Tyler and Makayla Crowthers …

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Is It Really “Church Culture” or Just Human Nature?

Is It Really "Church Culture" or Just Human Nature?

What We Talk About When We Talk About Church Culture If you have paid any attention to the social zeitgeist in the last few years, you’ve probably heard the word “culture” thrown around. There is work culture, cancel culture, TikTok culture…the list goes on and on. And in recent years the term “church culture” has started to pop up in …

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Mission Report – More Than What I Was

Mission Report - More Than What I Was

Dylan Chang had a lot of reasons he wanted to serve a mission. It was an expectation in his family. He wanted a way to serve in the gospel and a mission could help him do that. And growing up Dylan always wanted the adventure of serving a mission. But above everything else, Dylan wanted to serve a mission because …

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