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Hi I'm Bryan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a student at Brigham Young University studying Computer Science. My hobbies include programming, watching movies, reading books, playing games, etc. I love tennis and ultimate frisbee above all sports. I just really enjoy having fun.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by going to church every Sunday, reading the scriptures (including the Bible and the Book of Mormon), praying throughout each day, trying to be an example to others, serving in various positions in the church, and helping those around me. Right now I'm helping out with the Sunday School teachers in my ward. We make sure that each week someone has prepared a lesson to teach to everyone else during the time given each Sunday to teach one another. It's really great because we encourage open discussion during Sunday School which makes it so much more inviting to everyone who comes.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

A ward is the most basic group of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It usually has a few hundred members in it. A ward is lead by a Bishop who has been given authority to care for and watch over the members in the ward. He selects two counselors through prayerfully seeking inspiration and revelation from God. A branch is the same as a ward except with a smaller number of members. A branch is lead by a Branch President and his counselors. A collection of wards (including branches if there are any in the area) makes up a Stake. There are usually between 5-10 wards in a Stake. A stake is lead by a Stake President and his counselors. The term stake comes from a scripture in the book of Isaiah in the Old Testament that talks about Zion spreading forth her stakes throughout the land. Show more Show less