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Hi I'm Ryan Cleverley

I grew up LDS, and have loved every minute of it.

About Me

I am roofing contractor in the greater Denver area. I have a wonderful wife and two small children. We enjoy bike rides, games, movies and playing Legos as a family. I also enjoy playing the piano, singing and pretty much anything having to do with music.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed with a firm knowledge that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, just like the Bible. Actually, we don't regard the Bible any less, just because we have the Book of Mormon. In fact, it heightens our understanding of the scriptures, making vague or unclear scriptures (in either book of scripture) clear. I continue to live my religion because of my convictions. My beliefs make it impossible for me to sit at home and not take a stand for truth and righteousness.

How I live my faith

Because of my musical background, I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my testimony through music. Right now, I teach the young children (3 - 11 years) music during Sunday Services. I enjoy seeing the joy of music enter into the hearts of our young ones, and especially as they learn a gospel truth, because they are singing about it. It makes it very easy to work hard, when you can see them grow and learn.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Ryan Cleverley
We believe that baptism is a commitment to take the name of Christ upon us, and to be His people. Under the proper authority, it is a binding covenant between the person and his, or her, Heavenly Father. During the baptism preparatory process, one must decide if they have faith in the Savior, and repent of his or her sins and transgressions. Once they are deemed worthy of baptism, by proper leadership authority, they enter the waters of baptism. Because of the seriousness of the covenant, we insist that those that are going to make the commitment be able and willing to do so. For this reason we don't baptize our babies. Once a child has reached the age of eight, they are permitted to make this decision. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Ryan Cleverley
Not at all. We revere him as a prophet, and someone that did great things, but we do not pray to him, view him as necessary to our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, or put him on a pedestal higher that Jesus Christ. In a way, it is similar to our relationship with celebrities in this day and age. We respect and admire the work they have done, but we may have no personal relationship with that person, nor any reason for our paths to ever cross. Show more Show less