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Hi I'm Rylan

I love practicing medicine and spending time with my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a naturalized citizen in the US. My birth country is Canada. I am a BYU COUGAR fan! I enjoy being a loving husband and doting father. I enjoy all sports - especially volleyball, basketball, golfing, triathlons, and football. I also enjoy yard work, making wood projects and learning to be self-reliant. I love to practice medicine. I enjoy helping others and find great satisfaction in knowing that the services I am providing are helping others feel better - both physically and emotionally. Occasionally I save a life or two - and that is very rewarding as well! I love spending time with my family. We love the outdoors and love to camp and fish. Some of our favorite activities are telling stories and playing games. My heroes are my parents and my grandfather who both seem like they can do anything and everything.

Why I am a Mormon

There came a time in my life during high school when I realized that I couldn't rely on the testimony of my parents. I diligently sought to know whether the religion I was raised up in was indeed true and right -- for me. One day, I read Moroni chapter 10, verse 4 which reads, "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." I decided that I would find a quiet place to ponder this scripture, then pray sincerely having faith that I would receive an answer. After many prayers and many times wondering if I would actually receive an answer - my prayer was indeed answered. The result of my experience was an indescribable feeling where I just knew that it was all true! It was like sunlight warming your body - this answer to sincere prayer filled me with a sure knowledge that has helped me become the person I am today. The more I study about the church, its teachings and the organization and its programs, I am more and more convinced about its truthfulness. It just continues to add upon my testimony's foundation. Though there are many detractors and individuals or organizations that would have us believe that we are simply sheep blindly following our church leaders, my experiences have led me to believe otherwise. Our leaders are inspired and have wisdom that they impart to us like a parent imparts wisdom to their child. I choose to follow because I know that what they instruct us is indeed inspiration from a loving Heavenly Father whose ultimate goal is for us to return to His presence. Because of my faith, I have direction. I see my path clearly. I know who I am and why I am here and where I am going.

How I live my faith

I absolutely love being involved with the youth of the Church. I teach Sunday School and work with the Young Men of this Church and also serve as a Varsity Coach for the Scouts. Youth these days have so much to deal with - peer pressure, media pressure and often have so many concerns about their self-worth. Working with these wonderful young people has been absolutely inspiring as I have seen how they have strengthened themselves, their families and their friends by living the teachings of Jesus Christ. These young people have a glow about them as they know who they are, why they are here, and have a clear picture of where they are going. This will provide them with so much stability in a turbulent world. At work, I strive to be a good example to all those that I come in contact with and represent my religion faithfully. I try to be Christ-like to those around me and show love and empathy. I try to live my faith daily by remembering to try to be like Jesus. I constantly ask myself, "What would Jesus do in this particular situation." This has helped guide some of my actions. I try to read my scriptures daily. I hold weekly family nights with my family. As a family, we read the scriptures and have family prayer together every day. Like working with the youth, I feel that it is of utmost importance to teach our children proper principles and then let them learn to govern themselves. I hope to teach my children the value of hard work and self-reliance.