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Hi I'm Bryan Scott Kerns

I like to fish, hunt, camp and most other things in the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 40years old, married and have 3 children. We do not have what most would consider a traditional family. Our oldest son is the biological child of my wife and I. After he was born, we found out that we would not be able to have additional children biologically, due to my wife being diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Our second son was adopted several years later. We love them both very much. We have a third son, who is very special. After adopting our second son, we decided to get involved with foster care in the hopes of adopting a foster child. While we were unable to adopt our foster child, his parents struggled to care for him on a permanent basis. As a result, he lives half of the week with us, and half with his grandmother. He is amazing and completes our family in a way that we never would have imagined. He has been in our family for over 4 years. I love to fish and to spend time with my family. We trout fish, surf fish and fish out in the ocean on boats. We also like to go to the coast and catch crab. The boys have a great time catching them and we love to bring them home and cook them up. We also love to go camping, but we almost always camp where there is good fishing near by.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my entire life, but I do have a conversion story. When I was a teenager, I was sent on a mini-mission where I spent several days living with, and working with, the missionaries. For the first time in my life, I felt the need to better understand my beliefs. I mean how could I teach my beliefs if I never really felt the confirmation of my beliefs. After that, it did not take long. I started praying more frequently and asking for a spiritual confirmation of what I thought I believed was true. I received personal revelations from the Holy Spirit that the gospel was true, that the Book of Mormon was true, that there was a living prophet on the earth today, etc. It was amazing and it changed my life. Having grown up in the church as I did, I guess I had always had moments of revelation in which I knew that what I was being taught was true. It wasn't until that time though, that I had gone so far as to ask specific questions about what I thought that I believed, and then received such distinct and personal confirmations that in fact they were true.

How I live my faith

In my ward, I share my life experiences with others. I am a home teacher and I really care about the families that I visit every month. I serve as first counselor in the bishopric currently, but I have taught primary, worked in the young mens organization, been in the Elders Quorum presidency and been a clerk to the Bishop. I love serving in my church as it provides me opportunities to worship the Lord while helping others. When I am not specifically working in my church responsibilities, I try very hard to be consistent. I do not swear, drink, or do other things outside of church that are contrary to the doctrines taught in church. I also try not to be a hypocrite, or to judge others. I really do try to live the doctrines that the Lord taught of loving the Lord thy God and loving your neighbor.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Bryan Scott Kerns
I pray every night with my family as well as personally individually for my family. We also do family scripture study daily. I know that God wants our marriages and families to be successful. I know that if I am the best person that I can be, and put my faith in him, that he will help me to be the best husband and father I can be. My family is the most important thing to me on this earth, and I need the Lord's guidance to help us be together forever. We also dedicate 1 night per week for family home evening. On that night, we spend time together as a family, sharing our testimonies and learning about God's plan for us. At times, it can be a little bit of a challenge getting everyone together and settled down, but the opportunity to sit with our kids and talk about important issues is priceless. Show more Show less