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Hi I'm Ryan

I grew up in the United States but spent two years serving the Lord and people of Portugal. I love music and science.

About Me

I am 21 years old. I am a college student studying medical technology. Right now I am working on a bachelor's in computer science and hope to get a master's degree in Bio-Medical Engineering. I love playing the piano and singing. One of my favorite past times is having my family around the piano and singing and playing together. I also love being outdoors: hiking and camping just relaxing outside. I speak the Portuguese language and have lived in the beautiful country of Portugal serving the Lord. I hope some day to be a husband and father and to always serve God with all my heart.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life my parents always went to church. They always took me, but I arrived at a point that I could not rely on them anymore. I could not serve God just because of my parents or because of habit. God is my Father and He deserves to have all of me, including my heart. I decided to pray and come to know God on a personal level. Through my prayers over the years, I have come to know that God is my loving heavenly Father, that He restored His church through living prophets in our day, that God's sent His Son to pay for my sins and that through His power I can find peace and love in my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith trying to make God a big part of my life. I have seen how easy it is to get distracted from God and I want to do my best so that that doesn't happen anymore. I like to serve in my community and make others feel special. I love reading God's word and seek to have the peace of God constantly in my life.