By Ashley Wright
MATTHEWS – Tyler Brimhall recently returned from serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Tokyo, Japan.
Tyler, a 2016 graduate of Butler High School, is the oldest of Trent and Sayako Brimhall’s three sons.
Missionaries for the Church, who are typically between the ages of 18 and 25, voluntarily serve and provide the financial means to do so, but do not choose the area where they are asked to labor.
Much to the delight of his family, Tyler was asked to serve in an area of Tokyo where his mother grew up.
“It was wonderful,” Sayako said. “He visited the places that I remember from my childhood, and we could share the experiences
Tyler’s love for family is reflected in his thoughts about what he learned as a missionary.
“Whatever you do for others matters. Anything you can do, you should,” he said. “For me, it was helping people to realize the importance of family. People in Japan sometimes work so hard to provide for their families that they miss the small moments. I just helped people see what they’ve been missing out on.”
Tyler plans to return to Provo, Utah, where he will continue his education at Brigham Young University, and where, his mother is certain he will continue to help others.
“Tyler has always been a caring person, and this missionary experience helped him genuinely love people and be involved with them so they could find happiness in their lives and families.”