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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a husband, father of twins, the oldest of seven kids, a physical therapy student, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the sticks of British Columbia, Canada. It was a great place to grow up. We lived out in the middle of nowhere with my cousins families living close by. We played a lot of hockey during the winter on our pond, a lot of basketball in the summer on our homemade cement basketball court, and a lot of water skiing on the glacier fed lake near by called Horsefly Lake. I played every kind of sport you can think of, and was consequently injured a lot. Rehab from injuries led me to what I'm doing now in Denver, CO. I'm in my third year of graduate school to get my doctorate in physical therapy. I'm also juggling two year old twins at the same time. They are the greatest joy in my life, but also the biggest handful! My wife does most of the leg work while I'm at school, but I still get to spend quite a bit of time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the mormon church. Growing up, it was the greatest blessing of my life. It gave me a purpose and stability in my life that any child needs to get through the trials that arise. I knew who I was and where I was going. This helps a lot when other kids are doing and making bad choices around you and you have to decide whether to follow them or do what you know is right. Being a member of the church now still helps me personally, but also helps my family. It helps me teach my kids good principle of foundation to live on. I know this church is the true church of Jesus Christ today. I know this through the gift of the Holy Ghost and blessings that me and my family recieves today.

How I live my faith

In my church each member plays an intricate role in its function. Personally, I am part of helping out the families in anything they may need such as moving or big projects around the house. This allows me to serve and help others in many ways. Service is truly one of the greatest principles of the gospel. It not only helps out others, but also allows you to feel the spirit of Christ and know that your serving God at the same time. I also have the opportunity to visit the families homes, and deliver spiritual messages that uplift and teach of Jesus Christ. I believe that through these opportunities to serve, each member can feel closer to God as one of his children.