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Hi I'm Bryan

I grew up in South Carolina. I work in college athletics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Bryan. I was born to a good family and raised in Summerville, S.C. I grew up playing sports- mostly football, basketball, baseball, and I pole vaulted. I then went to the University of South Carolina where I recently graduated. After my first year of college, I went on a two-year mission to Mexico. There, I was able to share our Father's plan of happiness for us and also be able to grow in my own knowledge of our Savior. Upon returning from Mexico I was able to graduate from Carolina, coach a year of high school football, and then receive a job in the athletic department of Western Carolina University in the media relations office. I publicize the efforts of various student-athletes and coaches, keep statistics, and produce publications like game programs and media guides. Also, I am engaged to be married.  

Why I am a Mormon

Why I am a Mormon is an important question that I have often thought about throughout my life. The obvious, easy answer to the question is that both of my parents are Mormon, so I was raised going to church from the time that I was little. This isn't the complete reason, though. Though I was raised in the church, I had to make my own decision as to whether or not the church is Jesus Christ's church or not. There have been many experiences in my life that I've had that have led me to know that I am in the true church of Christ. Though some experiences that I've had have been more intense than others, the frequent, calm, reassuring feelings that the Holy Ghost gives to me confirms my questions. Every time that I hear the prophet speak, the Holy Ghost testifies to me that he is the mouthpiece of God on earth today. Every time I read the Book of Mormon, I get those same calm, peaceful feelings. The same can be said of when I am in church and/or when I'm talking to others about my beliefs. I know that Joseph Smith was the prophet of God that restored the church of Christ to the earth by the same feelings and that the same church is on the earth today. The way I feel my Father's love on a daily basis, even through my struggles, is why I am Mormon.  

How I live my faith

Growing up in the South has given me many opportunities to live my faith. First, during high school I woke up early every morning to attend an hour long scripture study class before school. It was a great way to start my day thinking of Christ and His love for us. It was an opportunity to step away from the stresses of high school for a little while each day. In college and throughout my life, I've enjoyed taking a night a week to spend time with my family. This night was set aside from all the other nights of the week. On a rotating basis, each member of my family would share a short message, followed by snacks. More than anything, it was just time set aside each week for us to be together. Another way I am able live my faith is just understanding that happiness comes from living in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ and acting accordingly.