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Hi I'm Ryan

I've lived in South America and Europe. I travel the world on business. I'm a devoted husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father's career took him to South America; therefore, as a child, I lived in 4 different countries for a total of 10 years. I learned how to read and write in Spanish before I did English! After having moved back to my native Arizona at the age of 13, I volunteered to serve a mission for my church in Spain for two years at a age of 19. After having returned from my mission, I accepted a scholarship offer to play football for the university in Arizona, where I met my wife. I was one of a handful of Mormon "returned missionsaries" that played for the university at the time. Most of us played along the offensive line. Upon realizing this, a writer from the local paper nicknamed us "the Mormon Battalion", a reference to the battalion made up of Mormon men that marched through Tucson in 1846. After graduating, I enrolled in an international business focused graduate program in order to pursue a career in international business. My job requires that I travel to many countries around the globe. I live in Arizona with my wife and five children. My wife and I enjoy traveling throughout the world whenever we have the opportunity to do so.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been members of the LDS church for many generations. Both my wife and I have a rich Mormon heritige going back before the pioneers who made their way west. I was raised in the church; however, I have chosen and continue to choose for myself to be an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I've not always been surrounded by members of the LDS church, having lived in many places where I was one of a only a few members. I have been exposed to many different cultures and religions, and respect all peoples and beliefs. I feel that this exposure to different cultures and beliefs has greatly enriched my life. My conviction and testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has only strengthened because of it, and because I continue to chose to live by it's precepts. I know that my Heavenly Father lives. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know that he has a plan of happiness for each one of us, and knows us individually. I know that His church was restored in its fulness by a prophet named Joseph Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon is another testiment of Jesus Christ; a perfect compliment to the Bible. I know that we are led by a prophet in these modern days. His name is Thomas S. Monson.

How I live my faith

I have had many different opportunities to serve in the Wards that I have lived in throughout my life. I was taught from a young age to never turn down an opportunity to serve. I currently serve as a coordinator for Sunday School instruction, making sure that members of all ages have an instructor and are being edified every week during Sunday School. I also regularly visit families that are assigned to me, and make sure that their spritiual and temporal needs are met. I have had many callings that have afforded me the opportunity to serve many people, from youth to adults, and that have taught me many things and have offered many opportunities for personal growth. I have also been the recipient of countless acts of service at the hand of others that have fulfilled their calls to serve.