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Hi I'm Bryan

I am a husband, a manager, a graduate student, an ultimate frisbee player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It seems like I am always on my way to go somewhere or have something to accomplish as life flies by. I have been married to my amazing wife for almost 5 years. She is the absolute love of my life and I can honestly say that she helps me be a better person just by being herself. She and I have had a great relationship together and always try to lift one another up. We have been praying hard for the blessing of children to come into our lives. I work 40+ hours a week as a manager and really enjoy seeing the success of others through efforts to help them see their real potential. Work is an important part of my life and I have been taught from my youth to get out there and go to work. I love to see how I can contribute to a successful environment at work and solve challenging issues our company faces. I am also a graduate student studying to earn an MBA with a focus in marketing and health care. I put in long hours studying and preparing for classes and assignments. I really enjoy understanding how business works and how specific skills can help make businesses run more efficiently. I also love to play the world's best sport- Ultimate- sometimes known as ultimate frisbee. I set up weekly games with the help of my friends to get exercise and test our ability to throw and catch the disc to win this competitive game. I have found that more than in any other sport I find exhilaration in Ultimate as I try to lead my own team to victory over our opponents. I am competitive.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I am trying to live an honest and effective life to show my Heavenly Father how grateful I really am for sending me to my family here on earth. In many instances in life people who are given something from birth do not always appreciate it as much as those who have to struggle to find it. I have been blessed all my life to have little instances and experiences that have allowed me to feel and know that the church is true. As a child I could feel the spirit especially when I listened to church music that God really does exist and that he loves me. As I grew up I learned in my teenage years that I had a responsibility in this life to make sure that I was living the gospel by being honest, following the commandments of God, and that I was responsible to help serve others around me. Service and work were instilled in me by my good parents and loving grandparents. I learned also that the Priesthood of God is given to men to serve and bless the lives of others. I remember praying when I was 12 to ask my Father in Heaven if the Book of Mormon was true and if Joseph Smith was a true prophet like Moses of old. I received an answer to my prayers and I will never forget the feeling that I felt confirming these truths. My testimony was strengthened as I served a mission for the church in Argentina. I spent 2 years telling people how Jesus Christ had restored his gospel through the prophet Joseph Smith and that God truly speaks to his prophet today as he did in the Bible. I know that God loves all his children on earth and that he has a plan to allow us to make it back to him. I know that the only way I can get there is to do as the Savior asks and rely on repentance and Jesus' atonement to return to God. I also know that only through the Savior's church we can have our families bonded to us so that even death will not permanently separate us. I am a child of God and will do my best to return to him.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving in the church. God asks us to love and serve one another in life and the Church helps me remember these principles. I have a busy schedule and I imagine that most everyone in life gets busy, but I have found time to help wherever possible. In the church we have callings that come from God's servants to help in a specific capacity, maybe to teach teenagers, or to be a secretary helping take care of administrative duties, or even to take care of and teach toddlers during part of our Sunday meetings. I was called for 3 years to preside over 20 year old to 55 year old men that lived in our neighborhood. In addition I was to teach and remind them of our sacred responsibilities of holding the priesthood of God, of being good husbands, good fathers, and becoming better followers of Christ. I would also help organize service projects and other fun activities. This experience helped me learn of the palpable love that Heavenly Father has for his children on earth. I learned through the examples of these men to work harder to put my priorities on the gospel instead of the world. I now have been called to work with the 12 and 13 year old young men in my neighborhood. I have already learned how amazing our youth really are in the church. The world is becoming a much more scary place than when I was a kid and I am impressed that these young men work to be good examples in the community. I work to help them see how they can follow the Savior in their lives too. I also get to visit with a few families on a regular basis to see how they are doing and give them support in their daily lives. Following the gospel is much easier when you see other people trying to live the commandments too. We won't be making it back to our Father in heaven all by ourselves, in the church while we are not identical people we try to work together as Jesus has asked us to be unified. Because of the church service I give and receive, I do not feel alone in my efforts to follow Christ.