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Hi I'm Bryan

I love family, friends, football, food & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Snohomish, Washington on a small farm. I learned many lessons through the responsibilities we had there. As a youth I also enjoyed the scouting program and thanks to the support of family and scout leaders was able to reach the rank of Eagle. I was elected student body president of my high school. After high school I attended the University of Washington where I was fortunate to play football in the early 90's when the team was very successful. After a year and a half I put my school and football on hold to serve a mission for my church in the Amazon for 2 years. Through that experience I was able to learn Portuguese, witness and be a part of many miracles and make lifelong friends I enjoy conversing with even to this day. Following my mission I returned to college where I met my wife. We now have 3 girls and live in Mukilteo, Washington. We love our community! Two of the things I love to do most in life now is coach my children in their sports and volunteer in their classes at school. I work for VECA Electric in Seattle, Washington.

Why I am a Mormon

It is in this church and through this faith that I have come to know I am a child of a God that knows me individually and loves me. I believe that we are all his children. I love the Bible, especially the accounts of Christ on earth. His mission was to provide a way for us to return to live again with our Father in heaven. He lived a life of love, service and sacrifice. He gave hope to the hopeless, peace to the troubled and healing to the afflicted. Through his suffering in the Garden of Gethsemane he made it possible for all of us to be forgiven of our shortcomings. Through his crucifixion and resurrection he assured us of a life after death. Following his resurrection he visited the people on the American continent. The account of that experience is written in the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon is a compilation of writings of ancient prophets including a prophet Nephi that witnessed this visitation of Christ to his people. I have read the Book of Mormon and believe it to be true. Just as God spoke to prophets in days of old he continues to do so today. We have a living prophet in our day that guides and directs this church with the help of Apostles and other men and women called of God to administer to the needs of this church. I feel so blessed to be a part of this great gospel. I love the strength that it gives me and my family. I love the harmony and peace it brings to my home and to my life.

How I live my faith

When I was 17 some of our church youth leaders took us to the cancer wing of a hospital. There was a patient our age named David that had Leukemia. He came to Seattle to receive a bone marrow transplant as a last resort to treat his cancer. I wasn't sure what I really had to offer to David. It seemed like he needed something much more than a high school senior to help him through his procedure. I returned and visited David twice a week for months. A friendship quickly developed. After months of a painful process he survived the treatment and was clean of the cancer that had once threatened to take his life. I was told by the hospital staff that our friendship played a huge role in helping him make it through that time. I felt I had benefited as much if not more than David. I was grateful for the opportunity to have that experience and so many others at such a young age. I have tried to continue to serve those around me. I believe God has given me talents and gifts for a reason. This gospel gives me and my family opportunities every week to help others which service gives us joy and brings us ever closer together as a family.