Hi I'm Bryan
I grew up in Texas, one of 6 children. When I was 11, my family moved to Washington. This is where I went through high school, got my first job, and spent endless summers with friends. I like trying new things. I've been a runner, actor, singer, fast food employee, skateboarder, filmmaker, guitar player, mentor, programmer, designer and painter. Now I'm at college studying Mechanical Engineering. Throughout the course of my studies, I met my future wife at a Halloween costume dance. Now we have a small but growing family.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon, because it brings me security. I am secure in knowing who God is, and how to talk to him. Through this church I find guidance from him, which helps me improve myself, help others, and learn how to be a better husband and father.
How has your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness changed/benefited your life?
By knowing God's plan, I am able to overcome the daily challenges. I know that his plan allows me to live after I die, to reunite with my family and my Heavenly Father. With this perspective, failing an exam, battling an illness, or losing a loved one all feel like temporary setbacks. Suddenly, trying to be more wealthy than your neighbors isn't so important. I am able to focus more on things that bring me lasting happiness, like building quality relationships and preparing to raise a family. Overall, knowing God's plan causes me to feel like my trials are less bitter and my joys are more rich.
How I live my faith
My wife and I love spending time with our friends and neighbors. When we moved into our new apartment, some neighbors came over and invited us to dinner. We decided that we wanted to be those kind of people that step outside of themselves to help others feel welcome. Each Monday night, we invite a family among our friends or neighbors over to visit, play games, and share a treat. We play volleyball during the week and sing in our church's choir on Sundays. Yes, these activities absorb much of our free time, but we are happier than ever before. Christ taught that he who seeks to save his life, will lose it, but those who lose their lives in selflessness will find themselves.