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Hi I'm Bryan

I served a church mission in North Carolina. I'm the father of five amazing children. My vocation is advertising. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In addition to being a dad, I'm a grandfather of six beautiful grandchildren who refer to me as their "Bumpa". When I'm not working or doing my fatherly and husband stuff, I love to study religion of all sorts, including Mormonism. I'm particularly interested in Ancient Near Eastern Studies with a focus on Judaism and early Christianity. I love books and have this "nasty" little habit of acquiring, perhaps, too many of them on various religious topics, to the occasional chagrin of my patient wife. Perhaps I should have gotten my degree in theology rather than marketing.

Why I am a Mormon

As I have mentioned earlier, I'm a student -- no, an explorer -- of religion. I have always yearned to know God and to have a relationship with Him. Perhaps this has come from my upbringing or my DNA. It's hard to say. As we all deal with our own mortality and happiness, I have come to understand and feel with great power the eternal truths of what the Savior taught and which are further amplified in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of this has come by way of personal revelation -- answers to my prayers -- and some through living the principles of the Church, and, finally, some through my intellectual wanderings and curiousity. The bottom line is the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, as claimed by the Mormon Church, gives me great comfort and happiness. It helps me see much more clearly into the eternities. I have learned that familial ties are eternal. I love my wife, children and grandchildren. I want to be with them forever. Other than the LDS Church, there is no other Christian church or world religion that addresses this issue or concern to the satisfaction of my heart and spirit, and -- as I would expect in Christ's original church -- provides priestly authority and covenants to ensure this deep, eternal desire is possible. The Mormon Church gives me answers to some of the toughest questions we're all faced with, like where did I come from, why am I here and where am I going after this life. It helps me understand the power and efficacy of the Savior's Atonement -- why a Savior was needed and how I can apply His efforts in my own life. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As I have grown and matured in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have learned how to serve and have compasion for my "brothers and sisters" in or outside of the Church. I have learned what it means to be holy as the Lord (Lev 19:2) has asked us (for those who read the Bible) to be like Him, so that we might have his Spirit to be with us. I have had the opportunity to serve with other believers in various church leadership positions or just as a regular faithful member. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It liberates me and gives me hope and vision for the eternities, as I overcome my flaws and weaknesess through the atonement of Christ.