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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a father of three who loves reading and writing young adult novels. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've got three kids under five and am trying to instill in them my love of reading. I work in the airline industry but write in my free time. My dream is to be a successful writer of young adult fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents brought me up in the Mormon church, but I had to do a lot of studying and praying to learn for myself whether their teachings were correct. It wasn't until I was in the Missionary Training Center in Madrid, Spain that I received the answer I'd been seeking. After a sincere prayer, the Holy Ghost filled me with hope and joy, answering my question about whether the Book of Mormon was true. Then as I served in the Canary Islands I learned much more about other religions, which confirmed to me what I'd already been taught by the Holy Spirit. I'm a Mormon because it is the only church that is led by Jesus Christ through direct revelation to his living prophet on the earth.

How I live my faith

I'm the choir director of our ward and I love to see people grow in confidence as they learn to sing. I try to teach my children good habits so that when they are older, studying the scriptures and praying will come naturally to them. Most important, I try to always be a good example to them in treating my wife with respect and love.