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Hi I'm Ryan

My life is a perfect mix of athletic, academic, and social activities. I love life! I am a disciple of Jesus Christ; I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Above all, the people around me are the most important in my life. I love meeting new people and making new friends. I come from a family of nine with two older brothers and four younger sisters. Since serving a mission for the church in Roseville, California, I have attended college and enjoy the learning atmosphere it provides. I try to learn at least a little about everything I can, but my main interests include soccer, auto-mechanics, dating, and religious education. I am currently in the religious education program and hope to finish my degree in public relations and eventually become a religion professor.

Why I am a Mormon

The Bible teaches us the when we know the truth, we become free. By definition Christ is the truth, and truth is knowledge of things as they are, as they were, and as they will be. For me the Book of Mormon has played a key role in helping me know the truth and become free. The reason I am a Mormon than is because I believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be the only church on the earth that has been authorized by the Lord himself to administer in the ordinances of His gospel. It is through these ordinances, such as baptism, that we are given the ability to use the Savior's sacrifice for us and be forgiven of our mistakes and become free. As we do, we can eventually live with God again.

How I live my faith

As a college student being a Mormon is a lot of fun! We have the opportunity to have and participate in a lot of activities that help us develop socially, academically, and spiritually. The church, and more importantly the Savior, play huge roles in my schooling through helping me with my studies. Along with the spiritual help that we receive, the organizational side of the church provides safety and comfort through the networks it gives. Every month we go out and visit one another to make sure we have everything we need. This support helps me turn to the Lord as I face trials and use Him to become a better person. Religion is life for us, not just an idea. I live my faith through using the atonement to become a better person in how I treat others, in how I work, and in the goals that I set.