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Hi I'm Ryan

Civil Servant, Husband, Gamer, and a Mormon Dedicated to Jesus Christ.

About Me

I am married to my wonderful wife. I am a student of public administration. I enjoy running, cycling, soccer, baseball, basketball, reading science fiction and historical books, playing board and card games, learning how to fix cars, flying model air planes, and working on computers. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life and served a mission for the church in southern Italy. While in Italy I gained a love for cooking. I enjoy trying new foods and learning about new cultures. I also play the soprano saxophone and sing in a choir. Music is a large part in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the standards that are held. I was born to a Mormon family however there comes a point in life where one must question everything to really understand who they are and who they want to become. After searching through many options of religions and ways of life I returned to really search what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was really about. I was searching to feel a lasting and enduring happiness in my life and I was not able to find it anywhere else that satisfied my thirst for happiness. After examining many options over a couple years I decided that this was the way of life for me and it provided the happiness that I was searching for. I am a Mormon because it is a way of life with unchanging values, unlike many things that are becoming degraded in the world that we live in. I am a Mormon because in their standards of life I have found true happiness and come to have a personal relationship with God. I know this is the right way because I have prayed to know and received an answer from our loving Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

When I decide to do something I stick with it. I treat my faith as if it has been a major influence in my life and it has been. I search to serve others where I can and do my best to exemplify the example of Christ in my life. Wherever I am needed to help our congregation I am there helping and always searching to help even more. I think that is one of the greatest attributes of Christ, charity.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

The Atonement of Jesus Christ was a great blessing for all of us. Christ did it out of love for us individually so that through Him we may all return to our Father in heaven. It is through Christ that we can be cleansed and make it possible to return to our Heavenly home. Show more Show less