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Hi I'm Ryan

I live in Colorado with my wife and 2 kids. I like time with family, bowling, star trek, and riding my motorcycle. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life is good. I love to spend time with my kids. Sometimes we build things like water rockets, ramps for bikes, or just things for the house or yard. We like to go on bike rides, visit museums, play at parks, or watch movies together as a family. I've always been a creative person and enjoy making things. My wife and I have done a lot of work on our house together. It has been challenging but also fun. We learn as we go along, but we like to think we do work like the pros! I ride my motorcycle to work just about everyday, weather permitting. I love to ride and it gives me time to think about the day ahead and then change gears on the way back home. I occationally go on rides with friends. I love to see the scenery and just be out in the wind. It's a great feeling and a lot of fun to spend time with people who love it as much as I do. Every week I go out bowling with my friend of over 20 years. We like to think that we're brothers. Each week the winner gets to take home the travelling trophy which is an old bowling pin we got from one of the managers at the bowling alley. We have a lot of fun and it gives me something to look forward to. My wife and I have known each other since high school. Durring a date night with several of our friends we played a game to see how well we know our spouse. We enjoyed showing off how well we know each other. She is my best friend. We love to do things together and raising our beautiful children.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised as a Mormon, I still had to make a choice. When I was 19, I decided that I wanted to serve as a missionary. I believed in the teachings of the church and it felt like the right thing to do. When I was preparing to go, I realized that I would be telling people about the church and helping them to gain a testimony and want to be baptized. How could I do that if I wasn't absolutely certain myself? I spent a lot of time studying. I read the Book of Mormon, prayed, and looked for truth in all that I knew. Then, really for the first time in my life, I prayed to know if it was true; the book, the church, what I had been taught. Keep in mind, I had prayed about this before. I had asked, and I felt good. I wouldn't have said that I had any particular experience or confirmation though. It just made sense intellectually. This time was different though. I felt the most clear and distinct impression that I had ever before felt. I knew that it was true; all of it. I know it sounds simple, but I believe that's how God wants it. You don't have to be someone of a particular age, circumstance, or educational background. I feel so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am grateful for His atonement for us and for his great love for us. My favorite book of scripture is St John in the New Testament in the Bible. I love to learn about the life of Jesus, His miracles, His mercies, and His teachings. Something about the way John presents it really hits home for me. He helps me understand more about what Christ did for us. Through the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have found a fullness of that gospel. I understand how important it is for me to learn about Him and follow His teachings. Not only that, but I have learned that he has a plan for us to leave with him eternally and that I can be with my family forever through sacred ordinances that are only available through the priesthood authority of God.

How I live my faith

I believe that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a part of everything I do in life. I seek the guidance of my Heavenly Father in all aspects of my life; work, family, life in general. I strive to have the spirit with me as a guide and companion. At church, I have the wonderful responsibility of teaching Sunday school for the 10 and 11-year-olds. They are wonderful kids and I love to see them learn and grow in the gospel. It is really gratifying to see them come to love the scriptures and want to follow Jesus.