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Hi I'm Bryant

I'm just a regular guy trying to be a good person. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a professional software developer and I really like my work. I'm married to a beautiful and brilliant woman that I met in college. She inspires and challenges me and I'm lucky get to spend time with her. I like playing soccer, skiing, and practicing kung fu, but I don't do any of that quite often enough to stay fit. My brothers and sister live in another state and I enjoy playing video games with them over the Internet. I find it's the next best thing to having them in my living room. I love just talking about things that are important to me with my friends and my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been raised in the Church since I was a little kid. I was baptized when I was eight years old. I doubt I knew much about religion at the time, and I don't think that was a factor in my baptism. One thing I do remember vividly from my baptism, however, is feeling like I was doing the right thing. As I've grown up I've had my share of ups and downs with my faith. I've had the Spirit whisper to me about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon and other more personal things. I've also had doubts and confusions and trials of faith. But after all of the reasons to be or not to be Mormon, I've learned that the most important is probably the one that I felt when I first baptized: I feel like I'm doing the right thing. Ultimately I think the most important thing is that I'm doing my best to do what God wants. When I participate in the Church I feel close to God and I feel like he approves of me. I love that feeling. So, when it comes right down to it, I'm Mormon because I feel that God wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I participate actively in the Church by serving with the youth. I teach the 12-13 year old boys, and I have a lot of fun with them. I've gotten to teach other groups of teenagers as well, and I think it's a great age. It's when a lot of people are just starting to think critically about life and religion, and I like helping them learn about God. I hope that I'm a good influence on them. I also try to live my faith outside of Church in my relationships with other people. I don't have a system or a lot of the answers worked out, but I believe that God loves everyone and that we have a responsibility to love each other. Although I often fall short, I do my best to act that way to the people that I meet.