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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm an engineering student, soccer player, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play soccer. I love to do things with my hands. I am currently an undergraduate student in electrical engineering in a university in my home state. My family loves to go to Lake Powell and play on the water. I also sing and play the piano and the french horn.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was born into a Mormon or LDS family, life has this funny way of making you question things. I always knew deep down that God was there, and that Jesus loved me, but for a while it remained there- kind of like what a child believes. I always tried to do what was right because I knew it would be impossible to be happy knowing that I had wronged God by not obeying what I knew deep down to be true, but I still struggled with things like most. I will remember forever one particular week while on my mission. I served in Europe and the Lord had blessed me with many answers to prayer and my testimony from the Holy Ghost had grown. I had come to know that God lives, that He loves us, that Jesus Christ is is Son, that there was a war being fought for the souls of mankind and that the Lord is on our side... I came to know these things absolutely. I will never be able to deny them, but there came one week on my mission where it seemed that everything was going against me. Everything went wrong. It came to the point where the Lord taught me a valuable lesson while I was studying the scriptures. In the Book of Mormon, I read that faith was "not to have a perfect knowledge of things" but that in order to make faith grow, one would need to "dig about... nurture... " and just plain act (see Alma 32). In the weeks and months that followed I came to know the Savior more personally. Miracles followed- the biggest was the change that I saw in my own heart. I found more peace, more stability, and more love for my family, friends, and those around me. I also came to know that the Book of Mormon is true. The more I learn, the more I come to know that it's true. I look back now and I see that the Spirit of God has whispered to my soul that it is all throughout my life. That is why I am a Mormon - because the Spirit has testified to my heart that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

Living faith is an every day thing. One of the biggest things that I have been learning is to just be more like Christ. Basically, what that means to me is to smile at others, to take the time to talk with someone in need, to rake the leaves from someone's yard, etc. It's being His disciple by being like Him. One of the things that I love to do is hometeaching, which is going and visiting certain members in the ward and share a little thought with them. We get to be friends with those that we visit. My calling right now is to serve as a ward missionary, so I get the chance to bear my testimony to others and to help the full time missionaries with their work when they need me.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

We believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. We believe that because of Jesus Christ, we will all be resurrected one day, and that we have the chance to repent of our sins and lay hold on the law of mercy. We believe that, through the atonement of Jesus Christ, any human being can be forgiven of his/her sins and feel of the peace and comfort of the Love of Christ in this life. We do not believe that Jesus reserves His help as we try to overcome our weaknesses and shortcomings until we have given every effort and until we have given all we can give, but we believe that Jesus Christ is there with us from the very first thought of repentance, of coming back, of changing. He then continues where we cannot, and carries us beyond our own capacity. He even carries us through our physical and emotional burdens of life and strengthens us as we turn to Him with full purpose of heart. He is the Way spoken of in the scriptures. We love and worship Him as our Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less