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Hi I'm Bryan

I served my country for 20 years in the United States Air Force. I enjoy Scouting, camping and growing a garden. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a happily married father of five children: four college age and one in elementary school--and all have the same mother. I served my country for 20 years in the United States Air Force and enjoyed learning about the people and local cultures in each location I was assigned. I enjoy growing a garden and doing yardwork because they help me feel a connection with many of my ancestors who were farmers and lived close to the land.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon has helped me find happiness and experience moments of joy. Participating in Church meetings and activities has helped me to better understand myself, my family and my Savior Jesus Christ. Reading the Book of Mormon helps me understand the plan of happiness God has for us, and helps me better understand the Bible. The Church's youth programs helped me avoid many pitfalls and are helping me raise my children with values that will help them have successful families and careers. Being a priesthood holder has helped me bless my wife and children in many ways. I know that the same priesthood that Jesus gave his apostles was restored to the earth by Peter, James, and John through the prophet Joseph Smith. I know God lives, and as the literal Father of our spirits knows me as an individual and loves me in spite of my faults. I know that God, our Heavenly Father, guides the Church today through living prophets and apostles who receive revelation meant for our current time. Each time I learn from the scriptures to better understand Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ I feel a moment of joy.

How I live my faith

Since I was a teenager, in each area I've lived, local Church leaders have issued me callings. Each calling has seemed challenging at the time (some more challenging than I was capable of), but with prayer and consistent effort I've been able to fill those callings. Many of those callings have been working with the youth and in Scouting programs, which is why I'm so impressed with the Church youth programs--I've seen many young men and young women grow in confidence and ability to learn skills and perform tasks they didn't think they could do, and learn strong moral values while they do so. I attend weekly Church meetings on Sunday so I can partake of the sacrament and spiritually recharge my inner vessel. I participate in several committee meetings on a monthly basis to plan activities that help others find the joy I find in serving.