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Hi I'm Rylan

I'm a Scottish Highland Dancer. I'm currently serving a mission in Slovenia. I grew up in British Columbia and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a university student who has put my life temperarily on hold to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Before my mission I was a competitive Scottish Highland Dancer and wasn't too bad either. I've been all over Canada, the United States and even to Scotland with my dancing. Although perhaps one of the least creative dance styles out there, it was perfect for me and I loved everything about it. I also danced with the Brigham Young University International Folk Dancers during my first year of university. But I've put all of that to the side, for the time being, to go out for two years and invite others to feel what I have felt regarding this gospel and the Book of Mormon. I am currently serving in the Washington DC South mission, and once my visa comes through, I will be serving in Slovenia.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I'm a Mormon? Because I found out for myself that it was true. I grew up in the church, I had a wonderful family who taught me how to choose for myself and shared their testimonies of this gospel with me. However, I reached a point in my life where I wasn't sure. I grew up in British Columbia, where there aren't very many mormons, in fact all of my highschool friends were non-mormon. I had to choose early on whether or not I truely wanted to live this gospel or not. I struggled with somethings in my life and questioned the need and usefulness of religion. I reached a point where I convinced myself that religion might not really be for me. Then, after a paticularily frustrating period in my life, I found myself on my knees asking about everything, from "Does God exist" to "Do I really need the Book of Mormon?". Suddenly I felt a peaceful feeling come over me, I realized in that instant that there was a loving Heavenly Father, who knew me and my struggles, and that I wasn't alone. Because of that prayer, I came to know that the book of mormon is true and the word of God, the supports the bible. I know that Jesus Christ came to earth and suffered for me, I know that through Him we can return to our Father in Heaven! I cannot deny that!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an example. People notice that we are different, and I try to live in such a way so that everyone around me can tell that I am happy because of this faith. Also, by serving a mission, I am constantly inviting and sharing this message of joy and happiness with everyone I meet. I've learned that I should never be afraid of smiling!