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Hi I'm Bryan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi. I'm an old country-born grandpa of 31 grandchildren. (counting both my wife's and mine) If I had known how much fun grandkids are, I would have had them first. They say grand children are the rewards we parents get for not killing our teenagers. Seriously, having children and grandchildren are my best accomplishment. I just retired 4 months ago from 19 years of teaching and 21 years of being an insurance agent. I'm enjoying my time at my favorite hobbies: woodworking, gardening, and family history, and in helping my good neighbors and family. Bryan

Why I am a Mormon

I love my church because we are led by a prophet who gives us current counsel applicable to our modern day problems. Our grandchildren are beset by a whole bunch of modern day problems that we knew nothing about when we grew up: drugs, pornography, excessive leisure time to name a few. So we pray for our children and grand children every single day. I believe that Jesus Christ can and does help us grow up avoiding most of these to become good citizens of our countries and good people. I love reading the scriptures and in doing family activities together. We have one night a week designated as a "family night". Having these home evenings of fun and learning over the years has been very valuable and enjoyable to me.

How I live my faith

I grew up in a Mormon home and was taught by good, loving parents. We were taught to work hard, to be honest and responsible. When I turned 12, I was given the Aaronic Priesthood, which is the authority to act for God on earth in a limited capacity. My Dad told me that if I made up my mind then and there to never use tobacco or consume alcohol, that when the offer came down the road (and it did), I could easily say no. So to this day I've never smoked tobacco or drank alcohol. I volunteer twice a week at one of our family history centers helping members and nonmembers locate their ancestors. Because I speak Spanish, I can help twice as many folks. I also work with the youth in our local ward, and have worked with the Boy Scouts for many years. I try to be a good neighbor. I hope to be as good a neighbor as my neighbors are to me. Have a great day!