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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a grad student and a Mormon.

About Me

First off, I'm a husband and a father. My son is awesome. I'm also a grad student in Information Systems, so a lot of my interests are in technical things. I enjoy playing with computers and learning pretty much any new computer-related skill.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to this Church. My dad joined the Church when I was about 3 years old (I think, it was a long time ago). That doesn't really explain why I still go, though. I continue to go to Church and do what I do because I know that this is the true Church of Jesus Christ. God has called prophets today in the same way he called them in ancient times. These prophets receive inspiration from Heavenly Father to help us through the difficult times today. I also firmly believe that the Book of Mormon truly is scripture. It witnesses of Christ and was written by his prophets on the American continent. This book was translated to English by Joseph Smith, who was given direction and revelation from God to do so. I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior, and that only through his atonement can we be cleansed of our sins and be permitted to live with God again.

How I live my faith

I've done a lot of different things for Church. We currently help other people get more out of their time at church by watching the little ones during the last two hours of church. It's fun to teach the littlest kids about the Gospel, even though I'm sure most of them don't remember any of it after about 3 minutes.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is sort of like the Bible, but it was written on the American continent. It was written by the spiritual leaders, or prophets, of people living here from about 600 B.C. to 400 A.D. It also contains the account of a group of people who came to America during the time of the Tower of Babel. It provides a history of the people who lived here, but most important it teaches of their belief in Jesus Christ. It is a complement to the Bible that serves as another witness of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less