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Hi I'm Bryson

And life is good as a Mormon.

About Me

I lived and grew up in Utah for the greater part of my life until it was time to up and move to Indiana with my family for my dad's job. It's a nice place. I've always enjoyed being active and just getting out and doing stuff, God gave us this body for a reason, might as well use it. I'm a big fan of nature and exploring the mysteries within it. It never ceases to amaze me, just God's creations in general are consistently blowing my mind. I love people from all walks of life and getting to know them and learning about them, it really makes me happy. I am currently serving a mission in the Anaheim California mission and loving it! I've got big dreams in life that I feel are realistic and achievable and I'm excited to get moving forward with those as soon as I can. I have a passion for paintballing, basketball, and snowboarding (I'm not very good at that last one, but I'd like to be!). All 3 of those things have something to do with being active, enjoying God's creations, and just being with people you love and having a good time, all things that I know God has given us to be happy, so that's pretty legit in my mind. I love my parents and 2 younger sisters and would do anything for them. Most importantly, I love God and Jesus Christ and am grateful for this wonderful life that they've given me.

Why I am a Mormon

Number 1 Reason: Cuz' it's legit! But in all seriousness, I grew up in the church and didn't really take it to seriously. Strangely enough though, I just kept going, never complaining, playing the silent sufferer in a way. The time came to then serve a mission. As a youth, I had always said I was going to go on a mission and there was no doubt in my mind that I would, kinda contradictory to playing the silent sufferer, but for some reason, I'm just to stuborn to go back on my word, so I went. As I was in the mission field for a short period of time, the second thoughts started attacking me...like CrAzY! It was rough and tough to overcome, but, as I evaluated something another missionary asked us, something crazy happened. He asked why we came out on the mission in the first place, and what I have previously said summarizes that question, then, it was the second question that hit me. Hard. Why am I still here? As I've endured and done my best to give the mission my all, despite my questions and concerns about the faith, I have buried myself in the scriptures, desperately, I have prayed, unceasingly, and something amazing happened. I found out it's all true! The Spirit has born witness to me of the truth of the restored gospel, and I cannot deny that witness. I love the faith and I'm a defender of it and am eternally grateful for being stubborn enough to serve a mission. I'm also so grateful for my Father in Heaven's patience in me. I am a Mormon because it's true. Period.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith through example of course, but I feel like, and know, that there's a lot more to it than that. As a missionary, I've had the great blessing and opportunity to teach what I know is true. I've had many opportunites to stand up for the things this church teaches and all that comes with the Restored Gospel. I actively seek to learn more. Always. Knowledge is power, and in my mind, if I'm not willing to learn all I can about the things that matter in this life, then I don't think I'm really able to say that I do live my faith. This church that Christ himself established and what I know to be true is not just a Sunday going church, but is really an organization that requires a great deal of sacrifice from its members and is, in reality, the administrative arm of the Plan of Salvation. Christ gave us the chuch to help us succeed. Without it, and Christ's Atonement of course, I know we wouldn't be able to return to our Father in Heaven. So, in a nutshell, I do my best to live my faith by action. As I act, I am constantly reassured by the Spirit of God that what I am doing is the right thing. Follow the prophet, read the scriptures, go to church, pray and keep the commandments. Doing these things will allow the Spirit to come into anyone's life and allow them to receive the same reassurances that I receive. I know it.

What is being a Mormon like?

Bryson
Being a Latter Day Saint is awesome. No matter where I live, I always have immediate support from my local church ward. You have a ward family wherever you go who care for you and welcome you with open arms. You just don't get that anywhere else. The programs in the church for all the age groups are great as well and help everyone stay actively engaged in something at all times. You always have a friend, no matter where you go, I don't know what more you could ask for. Show more Show less