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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was the first born in my family, and have been privileged and challenged to be an older brother to three younger brothers and two younger sisters. I was blessed to be able to have wonderful parents who raised me to know right from wrong, and taught me the way that I could come to know all truth for myself. Throughout my life, I have always been curious and have loved learning, so I attended a university for a year studying Physics and Biochemistry before I decided to put my mundane life on hold for a couple years to go out and serve God as a missionary. I love reading good books and spending time playing board games with friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it is the word of God. Every time I ask those simple questions of is it true? was Joseph Smith a prophet? is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints your church? I get the same peaceful reassurance from the whisperings of the Holy Ghost, and I trust my feelings a lot more than my thoughts, because I'm definitely smart enough to trick myself into whatever I want, but the feelings don't lie to you. If it feels good and inspires you to do good, it is from God, otherwise, it is of the devil.

How I live my faith

I currently live my faith by serving as a full-time missionary. Yes, I chose to leave home and go knock on doors talking to people about Jesus Christ for two year, and did so voluntarily, because I know that he lives. I've ridden my bicycle over a thousand miles, sometimes in torrential Southern thunderstorms, sometimes in 100+ degree weather with the bonus of high humidity, because I know that whatever work I can do to bring people to Christ makes his infinite and eternal sacrifice a little more worth it to His crothers and sisters whom He loves so dearly. Before I served a mission, I participated in a student ward at a college in northern Utah making sure that the building stayed clean, which involved every eight weeks recruiting a group of young adults to come to the church in their precious evening or weekend time, and then guiding them to work effectively at making the building tidier while they were there, along with nightly security checks during that week. The most important way that I live my faith is by striving daily to be a better, more Christlike person than I was the day before. My faith is in Jesus Christ and His Father, and I know that they can make my life better than I can; now I just have to work on remembering that every day for the rest of my life.