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Hi I'm John Ryan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of 4 daughters and have 4 grandchildren. I retired from the U S Marine Corps after 21 years and I am currently a Construction Equipment Business Development Manager for the Central United States for Kubota Tractor. My hobbies are riding motorcycles, muscle cars, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized February 1972 (12 yrold) and was active in the church until 1977 when I was a junior in high school and became less active. In1979 i joined the Marine Corps and stopped going to church completely. From 1980-1991 I was married had two children and was divorced and was fortunate to meet my current wife in July 1992 and marry her in November 1992. From 1992 to 2010 the missionaries or home teachers would seem to find us and come knocking on our door. We would hide so they thought no one was home. In 2006 we moved from CA to TX and my wife had a co-worker who was LDS and over time they began talking about the LDS religion. In 2009 he invited us to church and we did attend a few times but my wife was not comfortable in that ward. In March 2011 my wife and I started talking about going to church so that we could be a better example for our daughters and our grandchildren. I told her was fine with me but I would only go to an LDS church which I didn't expect her to attend just because I was. A week after we talked about going to church the missionaries knocked on our door and on June 4, 2011 my wife and 16 yrold daughter were baptized. Since then I have also baptized my 29 and 26 yrold daughters and My wife and I received our Endowments and were sealed (sealed to our 16 yrold daughter) in the Dallas Temple on Aug 21, 2012. It has been an interesting and long journey back and it's the best thing that I have done. This is why I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

We have been active in the church since June 2011 and My wife and I are Sunday school teachers. This is such a great calling to teach such wonderful young children.