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Hi I'm Bryant

I'm a 4th Generation Arizonan. I'm a husband & father. I do internet marketing and work in start-ups. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First thing people should probably know about me is I am a family man. I am a husband who believes marriage isn't 50/50 but 100/100, where both people should give a 100% of themselves to the other. I am a father to 3 beautiful children and hopefully will have more sometime in the future. My wife and I have really struggled with infertility which has been a huge challenge not being able to have children these last 5 years when we would really love to. Growing up I was in all of the honor's classes, took Calculus in high school etc. I was played trumpet in the marching band. I was your typical "geek". Even though I excelled in school I never really wanted to go to college. I have filed taxes since I was ten - growing up in a home where my dad was disabled by illness when I was really young- meant you helped out with the family. I worked all through high school and haven't had too many days off since. One thing my wife and kids try to get me to remember is that its important to play as much as you work. I'm not perfect by any means but everyday I'm trying to be a little bit better husband, a little bit better father, a little bit more like my Savior.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents, and grandparents, and great-grandparents were all members of the church. They were not always active, and just because they were it doesn't mean I followed "blindly" in their footsteps. My freshman year of college I took some world religion classes. I have read from the Koran and the Torah. I didn't take it for granted that this was the truth, just because my parents said so. I did kind of go through the motions so to speak for a while but all the time I made sure I was praying and asking my Father in Heaven to guide me. I remember the first time I really read the Book of Mormon all by myself was a few weeks after I started my mission. I was in Provo learning Spanish so I could go to Philadelphia and hopefully help teach others about the Savior and his Plan of Happiness. As I was reading the Book of Mormon I came towards the end of it, when the prophet Mormon was recounting the destruction of his people. How there was a final battle and he saw most of his people destroyed. He then wrote what he cried for his people "And my soul was rent with anguish, because of the slain of my people, and I cried: O ye fair ones, how could ye have departed from the ways of the Lord! O ye fair ones, how could ye have rejected that Jesus, who stood with open arms to receive you! Behold, if ye had not done this, ye would not have fallen. But behold, ye are fallen, and I mourn your loss." I started crying, no balling, I somehow felt the pain that Mormon felt over the loss of his people. I felt the love and loss that our Savior had for each soul which turns away from Him. I felt the pain of a loving Father in Heaven as He watches His children use the agency He gave them to make the wrong path. It was in that moment I knelt and prayed and felt the love of a Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and knew for sure that the Book of Mormon was truly another testament of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Try to live each day the best I can. I think treating others with fairness and acting with integrity is at the core of what Christ taught. If you can look back on your day and know that you tried your best to do good to those around you and be honest and fair with all you came across I think that you have tried to be as Christ wanted us to be.