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Hi I'm Ryan.

I grew up in Georgia. I'm a husband, father of 4, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a CPA in Atlanta, Georgia. I grew up in Warner Robins and Griffin. I currently live in Atlanta with my wife and 4 children. We try to see all of Georgia's beauty. We love to hike up Stone Mountain and swim in the Chattahoochee. My oldest son and I love to play board games. Currently, he holds the title in our epic Risk battle. But I'll be back to complete my world domination.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the gospel when I was 6 years old. Two women missionaries knocked on my parents door. Over several weeks the missionaries taught my family and I the gospel. My parents joined the church. I was baptised when I was 8. My conversion to the gospel really began when I was 12 years old. We moved from Warner Robins to Griffin and the transition was tough. I began reading The Book of Mormon one day. I remember that I read the first 20 chapters straight through without stopping. I knew the book was true and my heart felt as if it were on fire. It was an answer to my prayer about my own purpose in this life. I am grateful for the sister missionaries who visited us in Warner Robins and I am grateful for the Book of Mormon. My life has certainly been blessed by both. 

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ each day. Mainly, my focus in on being a good husband and father and teaching my children to be good people. In the church, I currently serve as a ward financial clerk. Each week, members of our church pay tithing and fast offering. I help with the accounting and remittance of member's financial donations to the church.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Ryan.
Growing up in the South, Sweet Tea was staple of every meal. When my family joined the church, and the sweet tea disappeared from the house, it was a noted change. I believed then, and I believe now, that by not drinking tea, coffee, alcohol, or using tobacco, that my life has been physically and spiritually blessed. I do miss the tea, but I believe that I've been blessed with greater spiritual guidance by obeying this law of health from God. Show more Show less