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Hi I'm Bryson

I am a desert boy who loves golf, my family and everything oudoors. I served in the Virginia Richmond Mission and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Bryson Van Houten. I am a missionary serving in the Virginia Richmond Mission. Some of my hobbies include playing sports, basically anything with a ball, hanging out with friends and just having a good time, playing board games, and doing anything outdoors! Before my mission, I went to Southern Utah University, and I am planning on going into Criminal Justice with a minor in Spanish(hopefully) and a minor in photography as well! Photography is one of my passions! I love being able to see things in a new perspective and capturing that for everyone to see! My family consist of 5 people, and my dog, Chester, who is a boxer! I love my family so much, they mean everything to me! My bring me all the happiness in the World!

Why I am a Mormon

Why? Quite simply, life would be too hard not believing the things i believe! You look out to the world, hoping that it can bring you happiness, but it doesn't, not eternal happiness that is. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings me that happiness! We are blessed to live in a day and time when after so many years of darkness and confusion, God has reached out in love again and brought forth the knowledge of the Plan of Salvation, the importance of families, and many other restored truths to us! With that knowledge, knowledge learned from the Book of Mormon, Bible and a modern day Prophet and his Apostles, brings me a sense of peace and belonging, knowing that I am a child of God and that he loves me! Everyone can know for themselves as stated in Moroni 10: 4-5! Read for yourself, ponder the message the Book of Mormon contains, and THEN ask God if its true! Do no take my word for it that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church, find out for yourself and God will manifest the truth of it unto you! I promise you, he will answer your prayers!

How I live my faith

Quite simply, I live my faith by being an example! In Timothy 4:12 it says "be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." The best way I live my faith is always standing up for what I believe in, and to not fall into the temptations that the world is offering! Right now, I am serving as a missionary in Virginia! I go around and talk to people and invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and enduring to the end! That is my purpose right now! I love being a missionary and helping others improve the quality of their lives, seeing them grow and overcome challenges, watching the blessing of heaven fall upon them, and being able to see them make sacred covenants, or promises, with our Heavenly Father! There is no better way to live my faith, then serving those around you and being Christlike to everyone you come in contact with! In a sense, I live my Faith by being Christlike as much as I can! Though at times i will fall and stumble a bit, but i always know that the Saviors arms are right there to catch me and lift me back up!