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Hi I'm Ryan

I love spending time with my family. I am an outdoors enthusiast. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Stefanie and I are the parents of two fantastic children. We love spending time outdoors, whether it's at the park, hiking, or just walking around our neighborhood. We also have a great time staying up after the kids go to bed watching movies. We love being with our friends and our family and laughing a lot.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy. I find tremendous joy in my family, serving Christ by serving others, and spending time with other people who are trying their best to serve and become more like Jesus. I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon and the Bible are the word of God. I believe that through the Prophet Joseph Smith Christ's church was restored to the earth again and that today there are Apostles and a Prophet who Christ speaks through to us. I have the opportunity to make and keep promises with God that will allow me to be with my Family in eternity. I am a Mormon because I find peace in following my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my personal life by praying and reading from the scriptures with my family every day. I try my best to be a good partner to my wife and a patient and loving father to my children. I do my best be a good friend to, love, and help people around me. I go out on weekly visits to see people in our congregation who are sick, sad, or in need of comfort somehow. I often visit widows and those who are having a rough time in their lives. I also have a group of friends that I check in on at least once a month to see how they're doing and share a message from the living Prophet. I work with the leader of our congregation to organize the various volunteer teaching and leadership positions at our church and to make sure everyone is looked after.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Ryan
Joseph Smith was a prophet. He was born in 1805 in Vermont. When he was 14 he prayed to know which church to join. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and told him to join none of them. Over time the church of Christ was restored to the earth through Joseph Smith. Through him the Book of Mormon was translated and the authority to baptize and give the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and to lead Christ's church were restored. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Ryan
Yes. Soon after Jesus Christ was resurrected he appeared to His followers on the American continent. He taught them the gospel and performed many miracles. Show more Show less