What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a dirtbiking accountant mormon.

About Me

I work as a certified public accountant for Ernst & Young. I have two kids and a beautiful wife, and we love to camp and dirtbike. My current calling in the church is with the young men's organization. Last weekend we went on a cold winter camp in the snow above Boulder, Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because of what Simon Peter told the Savior when Jesus questioned if His apostles would follow someone else (John 6:66-69): 66 From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. 67 Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? 68 Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. 69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. Because Jesus is the Son of the living God and as such the Savior of all humans, and because of the testimony of the Bible and Book of Mormon that Jesus is the Christ, I belong to the church that I believe our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ themselves restored to the earth in these latter days before His Second Coming. To whom shall I go? To the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of which I'm proud to be a member and believe is led by the Savior himself through modern-day prophets like Moses, Noah, and Peter.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a young men's leader. I help a group of six 13-15-year-olds plan fun activities like game nights, campouts, and sporting activities. The other day when it snowed heavily, our group shoveled 20+ people’s homes around our neighborhood. Last weekend we went on a winter camp in the snowy mountains of Colorado. This summer, our high adventure activity is going to be a backpacking, fishing, hiking excursion. I’m excited to help these boys learn and grow, and hopefully be as good as the mentors I had while growing up. Nothing could be more pure and wholesome than the activities we plan and the harmony that I’ve felt in our team.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Ryan
Because my fall prone kids never cease to make me smile. Even when they are sleeping and I go to tuck them in at night. One night my son (2 1/2 years old) said the same exact line in his prayer 10 plus times before his brain got unstuck. It made me laugh and wonder how my Father in Heaven reacts when I (25 years old) say the exact same line 10 plus times while half asleep before crawling in bed. Everything else is fleeting but my relationship with my wife, kids, and family. Show more Show less