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Hi I'm Ryan Irvine

I love running. I love taking pictures. I'm a returned missionary from Oregon. I'm a poor college student. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love running and exercising for fun. One of my favorite things is going to LDS temples with my friends to perform ordinances and feel of the Spirit. I graduated in the Spring of 2011 with my Associates of Applied Sciences General Studies Associates degree. I am currently serving in the Oregon Portland Mission from September 2011 to September 2013.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that guided and influenced me to build my own testimony  of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I study the scriptures, strive to live according to the standards Heavenly Father has set for us - as Jesus Christ lived - and pray to Him in the name of Jesus Christ on a consistent basis. By making these choices to live better I have found happiness in my life. Through the Spirit, I know that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true and are a result of the restoration of the gospel through the Prophet Joseph Smith, who is a Prophet of God. I know that Jesus Christ, our living Savior and the Son of God, lived and died for us on this earth and will return to us in these latter-days -- All because of the love he has for us in and through our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I strive daily to live according to the teachings and commandments of Heavenly Father and His Prophets, and hope to show through my example how to live a more Christ-like life. I serve as a missionary for the ward or local area I live in. I am also serving in the Jordan River Temple as a worker there. I love attending the temple and visit at least weekly. I try to do things daily that will help uplift or brighten other's life by keeping a smile on my face and volunteering where- and whenever needed.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Ryan Irvine
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we are subject and follow the same basic routines in life. We go to work, school, or occupy our time with common practices of the generic culture. The only real difference from us and others is that we hold ourselves to a hire standard what we do, say, think, and choice things we participate in. This doesn't mean we are better or worse than anyone else, rather we choose to do things that uplift and edify and avoid things that would detract from our spiritual, physical, and mental well-being. Examples of things we might do on a daily basis include reading and studying our scriptures and praying to God, our eternal Father in Heaven, to express our gratitude and need for His help and guidance. Examples of habits we might avoid include listening to music that uses foul language or overly-aggressive themes, watching movies that portray excessive violence, sexual behavior, or use foul language, and partaking of substances that are harmful to our body including coffee, tea, drugs, and alcohol. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Ryan Irvine
As missionaries sent from Jesus Christ, we serve and teach in many ways. We go through similar experiences in life as does everyone else, but we have found something that can bring an eternal peace and contentment to everyone who 'tries the words of God.' If we don't say something relating to the gospel when you encounter us, you may find that we do our best to exemplify how the Savior would have us treat others in our habits, language, attitude, and actions and reactions to our environment. The foundation of everything we do and teach, however, is always connected back to the basic, simple principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: "faith in Christ and His atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end" (Preach My Gospel, p.1). As one gains and develops these fundamental principles, all other forms of knowledge and information relating to God's intents and preparations for our happiness will be unfolded and become clearer. I know that sometimes as missionaries people can be turned off by our formal approach and appearance, but I promise you that the message we have to share will bring you an infinite amount of joy as you learn and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less