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Hi I'm Ryan Wayne

I love rice. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a University student studying graphic design. I love sports (all of them). I play mostly volleyball and basketball. I love snow, and everything about it, especially when I'm strapped into my snowboard. My second language is Mandarin. I am half Chinese and half Ukrainian/Austrian. My family started attending church when i was 7. My mother is a convert of the church. We were baptized on the same day when I was 8 yrs old. I served as a missionary in the Canada Toronto East Mission from Oct. 2008 - Nov. 2010.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know it is the right decision. If I didn't believe it, I would continue to live the life it entails. I have grown up for most of my life in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for most of my life, but that doesn't mean I haven't put my beliefs to the test. I have experimented on the teachings of this church and this gospel time and time again, and have been proven every time that the choice to continue following the gospel of Jesus Christ to be the right choice. My prayers have been answered and many miracles have happened. i don't mean to say that I have seen wondrous events or the curtain of heaven withdrawn. But for me God has spoken, in very simple means, to let me know that He is there and that He cares for me. He has also led me to a great faith in Jesus Christ and his gospel. My personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ has strengthened me in countless ways. It is because of this relationship that I strive my best to live the gospel, and to be faithful follower of Christ in my life each day.

How I live my faith

I'm currently volunteering as a secretary for the bishop of our local ward. I try my best to help the Bishop stay organized so that he has enough time and availability to meet with and help members of our YSA (Young Single Adult) ward. At our church building we meet at least once a week for Sunday worship. There is often other activities and opportunities to serve during the week. I meet with other leaders in the ward to see how we an best help each other, the members of our YSA ward, and those in the community. I am also a hometeacher. As a hometeacher, my partner and I visit some members of the ward and help, strengthen and encourage them to live the gospel in their lives. We try our best to help them in anyway possible through service. And probably one of the most important parts, is to simply be friends. I attend the Institute of Religion building just off my University campus. There are many classes available each school day. There I attend classes to better learn the gospel of Jesus Christ and how to apply it better into my life. It's a great place to meet new friends with the same morals and values. I find renewed strength each time I go. It's always great to find support and to know that there are other peers going through similar challenges. Being part of the Institute, serving as a hometeacher, or being a member of my local YSA ward, really brings a community spirit of peers coming together. It's like a great big family! All these events during the week help me to be the best I can be. And I hope that others can just feel how good it really is. And when they do, they will realize like me that it was the right decision, and never look back.