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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a college student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a member of the Mormon church my whole life. My dad grew up in the church, but my mom was a convert at the age of 15. I served a proselyting mission to the Singapore mission for two years where I taught my friends there about the Restoration of Jesus Christ's gospel. I loved it! I am just a regular guy. Basketball is my favorite thing to do in my free time, but I enjoy reading, playing all sports, and just hanging out with the family. I'm a senior in college and I'll be hopefully going to physical therapy school in a couple of years. I'm the oldest of 7 kids in my family and my siblings are pretty awesome.

Why I am a Mormon

Simple really... I've felt the Holy Ghost teach and witness to me that Jesus Christ's full gospel has been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Savior's authority to perform baptism and other ordinances has been restored to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I studied, prayed, and lived the teachings of Jesus Christ to know that being in the Mormon church is where He wants me to be. There are a lot of distractions in the world that would try to get me to not believe the way I do, but I feel the fruits of the Spirit (Gal 5:22-23) when I follow the Gospel of Christ taught in this church. And I love that feeling so I stay!

How I live my faith

My responsibilities in my congregation include helping plan sports activities for the ward members and I teach 15-16 year olds in sunday school. This year's topic is the New Testament which I love because it contains the teachings and life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. I've already come to know Him better through this assignment and my only hope is that my students will be able to come to know Him better as well.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Newborn babies tell me there is a God. Have you ever held one and wondered where they came from and felt their innocence and purity? Man.... I love that feeling... the feeling that this little baby just came from the presence of our Heavenly Father. Holding a baby is like holding a piece of heaven! Show more Show less