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Hi I'm Bryce

I live in Spokane. I'm a student at BYU. I love to run! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am serving in Donetsk Ukraine, Russian speaking. I completed my freshman in college last year, studying Civil Engineering and I hope to get a Master's Degree in Architecture. I love to run. I was a team captain on my school's varsity cross-country team. I enjoy rock climbing, swimming, biking, snowboarding, and ultimate frisbee. I like to play guitar. I've played trumpet for 9 years and was a part of my school's Wind Ensemble. I received my Eagle Scout award at age 15. I love to play with and take care of my three younger siblings. I have 4 step siblings, two half sisters, and two biological siblings. Even though we're a huge, crazy combination of people, I couldn't live without a single one of them. I love my family. I love to draw if I'm not studying, hanging out, or playing an instrument. I am a young man working to make his mark in life. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into my faith as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Letter-day Saints, I was not truly converted until I was 14 years old. I was raised with the standards of a common LDS family, but it wasn't until I truly studied the Book of Mormon and pondered and prayed about them that I began to develop a love for the gospel and a strong, personal, and individual testimony of the truthfulness of the LDS Church and the principles that my faith teaches. As I have learned to abide by the standards that my faith holds, my testimony has only grown and solidified. I know that this church is true and that by living the gospel that it teaches and by obedience to our prophet's, Thomas S. Monson's council, we can eventually enter into the presence of our Heavenly Father and receive Eternal life. Every important, or less important, decision I have made has taken place only after prayer to my Heavenly Father and serious pondering of the promptings that I recieved by the Holy Ghost. In every case of life, every struggle that I have faced, I know that I can turn to my Heavenly Father for comfort and guidance. This faith that I hold has not only been a religion for me, but rather an elevated way of life. It is no longer a matter of whether or not I believe that my church is true, but rather a matter of how in tune with God's teachings I am and whether or not my actions will allow me, and those I influence, to enter into the Celestial Kingdom, the highest degree of heaven.

How I live my faith

I am at the MTC, training to understand and speak Russian. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to serve the people in UKraine. I would not trade anything for the opportunity to share the ultimate gift of this gospel and how it has and will bless my life for eternity. At BYU last semester I, having the authority of the Melchizedek Priesthood, helped to prepare the sacrament for my ward. The Sacrament is a very sacred and crucial part of the LDS faith. Every Sunday at church, the congregation partakes of the bread and water to remember our Savior, Jesus Christ and to renew the covenants or promises that we made when we were baptized. I was also a hometeacher for two apartments in my ward at BYU. My hometeaching companion and I made sure that we visited these homes at least once every month to ensure that they are well taken care of and that their needs are met. We also usually shared a message with them about a particular principle like faith, repentance, patience, service to others, or other teachings that help keep us and our actions on track. I currently involve myself in my church through service to those in my ward and by simply being friends to those in need.