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Hi I'm Bryan Anderson

I am a father of 6, including 2 disabled children. I live in Mesa, Arizona. I am a CPA and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married. I am a father. I have 6 children, 4 boys and 2 girls. I love sports and coaching my children. I have 2 disabled children that keep our home a busy place. I am a Certified Public Accountant. I love music, especially music that makes me feel good. I am a fantasy football fanatic! And I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. My ancestors were some of the first Mormon pioneers in the 1840s and 1850s. I loved the way that my family was always helping and caring for others. As I grew older, I wanted to understand more why my family did what we did, lived the way we lived. I found that it was a love for all mankind, regardless of each others imperfections. Love one another, was something that I saw in my home every day. I want that for my family and for my friends. I found that as I embraced the teachings of Jesus Christ, it made sense to me. I found that I felt good as I helped others, forgetting myself. I married a wonderful woman who felt the same way and acted upon those feelings. As we do for others, we feel a sense of warmth and goodness. I beleive that this is the Spirit of our Heavenly Father validating these efforts as a way to care for His children, His family.

How I live my faith

Currently I have the opportunity and privilege to be the bishop for our ward. It is an awesome responsibility. I love working with the youth of our area. They give me great insight into the future and also a great hope for that future. As I do various activities with them, we teach each other from our experiences. I try to teach them of my day to day life of being a responsible father, husband, brother and friend, and how that helps me to keep a focus on the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the underdog. WIth 2 disabled children, I want them to be treated like normal people. Yet, that isn't always possible, but I see the joy that they give to people as they are served. I often wonder who is being tested? Is it my disabled boys, or the rest of us? How do I treat others? I believe that God will judge me and reward me according to how I treat everyone, not just those I like or trust. As I treat others with kindness and caring, I feel the warmth, the love of my Savior and know that he will lead me and guide me no matter what my challenges or imperfections.