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Hi I'm Bryant

I'm from Washington, I love sports, I love learning new things and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving in the Pennsylvania Philadelphia Mission. Before the mission I was your average everyday kid. I enjoyed Basketball, Frisbee, movies, snowboarding, wake boarding and well everything else that goes with boating! I am from Seattle Washington and I love it there. I come from a family of six, my mother and father are both from Utah and I have 3 brothers. I have completed two years of collage and have an associates degree. When I return home I plan on continuing my education as far as I can. I will most likely be going into a computer science major where I hope to earn a degree that will keep me entertained for the rest of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, both of my parents are members and because of that, I was raised up in the church. Despite what may sometimes tend to be the popular belief this is NOT why I am a member. For me it was a conscious decision that I had to make with my Heavenly Father. Now I can never look back! All the love that God has given me here is indescribable. For me, I am a Mormon because I know that God wants me to be. 

How I live my faith

Currently I live my faith by serving my Heavenly Father 24 hours of the day as a full time missionary. I am not being paid to do this in fact, I actually saved up money so that I could be here now. Here on my mission I go around knocking on doors and trying to help others come closer to Christ. As a missionary I also have the opportunity to do service for as many people as I possibly can. It was not too long ago that we got up at 4 in the morning to go and help someone with some yard work. When I go home I will try to live my faith similarly to the way I do now but not in a full time sense. I still wish to help people as much as possible, both physically and spiritually.   

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Bryant
I think that one of the great blessings that we receive from reading our scriptures daily is receiving answers to our prayers. It is amazing how we can be wondering and praying about something and then when we open our scriptures..... there is the answer! Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Bryant
The best answer I have ever heard that I completely agree with goes like this; have you ever heard a really good joke? One that you enjoy so much that all you want to do after you hear it is go and tell it to your friends? For me it is just like that, I have heard and grown to learn and love a very unique message. This message that I get to share with the world has made me so happy that all I want to do right now is go and share it with everyone I can because I know it can make them happy as well. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Bryant
Grace is the enable power of Christ to be cleansed of our sins. When I think of grace I like to think of a dam. Now the purpose of a dam is to create energy for a city, but how does it do that? The dam holds back the water and creates a huge amount of pressure. A portion of that pressure is released into a very large duct that flows down and spins large turbines. The spinning of these turbines is what creates the energy that we all use every day. Now without that water, could we spin these turbines by ourselves? No, manpower alone is not nearly enough to create the energy needed. There is just no possible way that a human being by themselves could turn those massive turbines. In this analogy Christ is the strong current created by the water from the dam. Without him we would be unable to turn the turbine to cleanse our lives, only he can do it! None the less we do have control of one part of this process, we can interfere. Sometimes in our lives we sin to a point that we have created so much filth to clog up the duct and not allow Christ's flow into our lives. We must be continually watching to make sure that we do not inhibit this process. Thus, "faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone." see James 15 Turbines without the pressure from the water is completely useless. Our lives without Christ? "For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." see Romans 623 Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Bryant
Well, official name of the Church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints," and if the definition of a Christian is just a believer in Jesus Christ than of course we are Christians. Show more Show less