Hi I'm Bryan
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.
Please share your feelings/testimony of the Restoration of the Gospel.
It's amazing to learn about the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was just a man. He wasn't perfect, as none of us are. However, he was focused on the glory of God. He had God's purpose in mind in all that he did. Despite doing things that were deemed as 'unpopular', he knew that he had seen a vision and nothing could change his mind about that. There were many others who played a vital role in the Restoration process. For me, I am eternally grateful because I know my family has been sealed to live together forever by the Priesthood of God. Life is easier to put into perspective knowing where we came from, why we are here, and what is after this life. I find hope in the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ and know that we can live with God and Christ again.
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.