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Hi I'm Bryan

I'm a civil engineer. I have a great wife and a sweet baby boy. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a graduate student in civil engineering and am employed doing research. I was recently married. Not before too long, a baby boy was on his way. There were some complications during the pregnancy, so he ended up coming to us 6 weeks early and spent some time in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit NICU. He's doing very well now and I'm happy to be a dad. I enjoy long-distance running/racing, mountain biking, playing the piano, going to museums, cooking fancy food, and going on walks with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents were members of this church when I was born. I can hardly express my gratitude to them for the way they've raised me. I see now that following the commandments allows God to bless my life, and now the life of my family as well. Without the commandments written in the scriptures and from living prophets, I would be much more susceptible to temptation and sin. Also, through the teachings of this church, I have learned to pray sincerely. I feel that God loves me, knows me, and that I can know him personally also. This is so important as I am juggling to be a good student, employee, husband, and father.

How I live my faith

I check on three families in my local ward on a regular basis to see that they are doing well and feel welcome in the congregation. I am also in charge of arranging musical numbers for our meetings.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Grace is a beautiful gift from Christ. Without his grace we would be lost to the power of the devil. Grace is the power that bridges where we are to where God is. This power, however, is made active in our lives as we try our very best to have faith in Christ, learn his teachings, and live as he wants us to. In the end it will be the grace of Christ that saves us, not all the good works we have done. While grace saves us in the end, I also feel that grace helps us on a day-to-day basis. For example, It helps us bridge the gap between us and God as we pray. It can also give us strength greater than our own when we are worthy and are working to serve God's children, our brothers and sisters. Show more Show less