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Hi I'm Ryan

I am terrified of June bugs, I love sushi, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

 I grew up in Southern California, i love surfing, rugby, and a good cup of herbal tea. I am currently living in Oregon as a missionary spreading the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, but had never known for myself if it was true. After an extended period of avoiding the search for God, I felt a desire to find out what was real in this world. I was very impressed with the way the missionaries invited me to pray constantly for an answer. After a few weeks of reading from the Book of Mormon and praying to my Father in heaven, I came to know that these things are true. With my question answered, I continued with the church and have been greatly blessed because of it.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by trying my best to be an example. I'm very grateful that my Heavenly Father has given me my own personality and allowed me to be an individual, and because of that I feel very indebted to him. I do my best to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ in hopes to help others receive the same blessings that I have.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Ryan
 Just as baptism is a covenant, or a promise between two people such as God and man, to follow Jesus Christ and live righteously, temple covenants help us to grow closer to our Heavenly Father by making other promises to serve him, and in return he blesses us. All people are allowed to go through the temple, so long as they are faithful to the commandments of God, accept the gospel of Jesus Christ through baptism into His church, and prepare to enter into His house the temple. There is nothing secret or weird in the temples, rather there are very special promises and blessings that we as church members hold very sacred. I can promise that the temple is a great blessing, and should be a goal for all people to go through and see what God has set aside for you.  Show more Show less