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Hi I'm Bryan

Love life and love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for just over 11 years now. My wife is a stay-at-home mom and loves it. We home school our kids and she gets ALL the credit. We have 4 kids and they are such a blast. I love spending time with my family because those are the most joyous times. I enjoy watching sports, especially soccer. I work in the Software Development world and enjoy contributing to projects that are benefiting others. I love to learn new things.

Why I am a Mormon

There have been many generations before me that were also members of the Church. However, at a young age, I came to a realization that I needed to know for myself if the things I was being taught were true. I remember a handful of experiences where the Holy Ghost testified to me of the truthfulness of this work. I will never forget the feeling I had. It was amazing. Since then, I have had time and time again where the Holy Ghost has confirmed to me truths of the Gospel. It makes me happy to know I am living in such a way that helps others and where I can learn from my own experience.

How I live my faith

I have set an alarm on my cell phone for 8:00pm. Every time it goes off, our kids know it's time to read our scriptures as a family. We do good most days. We put all of our names on popsicle sticks in a jar. When it's time to pray, we pull a name out and they get to say the prayer. Otherwise, the kids fight over who gets to say it! It's amazing to hear what those kids give thanks for. There are not too many things more special than that. I read the scriptures every morning possible. My wife and I also strive to attend the temple at least once per month, if not more. We're not perfect by any means, but we try to live our lives the way our Father in Heaven would want us.

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Bryan
The first two scriptures that come to mind are Ephesians 2 and Amos 3. Both talk about how God uses prophets and apostles to help teach His word. When Christ was on the earth, he organized His Church with 12 Apostles. This organization has been preserved with the Restoration of the Gospel in order to properly guide and direct the affairs of the Church. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending a Mormon Church and a Mormon Temple?

Bryan
When attending the Sunday services at a Mormon church, one will notice a few things. First, the classes are taught by ward members that are not certified as teachers. We teach each other and have group discussions based on the material we are studying at the time. Topics range all over, but are all centered on the Scriptures and Jesus Christ. Also, we all meet together in what is called Sacrament Meeting. This is where we partake of the bread and water in remembrance of the sacrifice our Savior made on our behalf. We then have a few speakers that share their personal messages with us. The meeting block is 3 hours, but it flies by almost every time for me. Attending a Mormon Temple is a unique experience, very different to the Sunday meetings. Everyone dresses in all white and we make sacred covenants with God to follow His commandments. There is no set schedule where members are required to attend the Temple, only when their schedule permits it. We learn more about the Plan of Salvation and how we fit into that plan. Show more Show less