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Hi I'm Bryndan

Born and raised in Washington State, I'm a college student, a musician, a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Above all else, I value memories. Memories are priceless: they are precious, portable, fun to relive, and great to create. Memories are my masterpieces. I mold them, I distribute them, I capture them in music and in poem, and I share them. From my childhood in parks and at birthday parties, to Christmases and Thanksgivings, presents given, and laughter shared. Hikes and rafting trips, mornings at Boy Scout Camp, parties and gatherings, movie nights, boxing, wrestling, soccer, survival camp, garage bands, secret handshakes and inside jokes, embarrassing moments, concerts, High School classes, sunsets over the lake, kayaking, working and playing, mistakes and success, goals and visions, dreams attained and dreams forsaken, kisses, whispers, barbecues, and contests, fights and banter, lessons learned and knowledge discovered, costumes worn, pets passed on. Awards received, speeches given, compliments and advice. Best friends, good friends, girlfriends, weddings and funerals, shopping, running, jamming, and laughing. The future is a dream, the present is an instant, material is ephemeral, and life is a collection of memories. I am a happy memory.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel, most basically, is a key to success. This is true on many levels: Physically, mortally, eternally, intellectually, spiritually. But I am not a Mormon only for selfish reasons, I am a Mormon because I have found out for myself that the church, the doctrine it teaches, the principles it advises us to live by, and the leaders who run it are of God and for God. As the prophet Moroni promised: One can learn the truth of all things by the power of the Holy Spirit, and I have done just that. I knelt in front of our Father in Heaven, and prayed to him in the name of his son Jesus Christ, asking him if the church is true. He made it know unto me by the power of his holy spirit that truth is found in the words of our modern prophets. I am a Mormon because following the doctrines and covenants that give me that title bring me closer to God, to his love, and to the eternal joy that he promises us. In his gospel I find truth, charity, tenderness, compassion, congeniality. Because living by my covenants make me who I've always wanted to be. I am a Mormon because the blessings I receive for keeping my covenants allow me to do the things I want to do. I have true friends, friends who care not just about themselves and how they look. The friends I've made in and through the gospel care about me, help me, and love me. The opportunities I have by and through the gospel are allowing me now to obtain an education and to bring me to my full potential as a missionary of the Lord. The understanding and compassion I have learned through living our Father's commandments allow me to relate to those around me, and help me to help them. I am a Mormon because I love God, and I know that God loves me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through my actions and my attitude. I live my faith by being happy and helpful, and through loving God and my neighbor. I do quite a bit of service work. Every summer I spend approximately 40 hours volunteering at Cub Scout Day Camp; helping cub scouts ages 6-10 participate in learning and growing activities including cooking workshops, woodworking, archery, and in learning teamwork and how to better interact with peers. I spend several hours a week working at the local food bank, helping those less fortunate than myself. During church I teach two classes: I teach lessons every Sunday for 45 minutes to the children ages 12 and 13, and twice a month I teach a one hour lesson to the adult men 18 and older. I am currently preparing to spend the next two years of my life serving a full time volunteer mission for our church, doing service for others and bringing as many souls as I am able to a knowledge of their redeemer, helping them to live a life of joy filled with blessings. I do my best to honor, love, and respect those around me, I give of my time to help others and show my love for them. Above all I love my Father in Heaven, and in every choice I make I do my best to please him and show my respect and love for him. I honor the covenants I made at baptism and when I received the priesthood, and I remember Christ our savior at all times.