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Hi I'm Ryan

I am good looking. I live, breathe, and sleep soccer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy a few things that this world has to offer. First and foremost I LOVE soccer (futból). I played soccer in high school and have continued to play for fun since. One of my favorite things is also doing water sports like wake boarding and water skiing; flying across the water on a wakeboard is just the most amazing feeling. I like math, computers, rock climbing, basketball, frisbee, camping, hiking, and basically anything outdoors! I have two older sisters. One attends college in Idaho and is finishing her degree in psychology, the other lives nearby here in Colorado with her 4 year old daughter who is my favorite person in the world! I also am in college and am currently studying to become an electrical engineer.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have both grown up Mormon and so did I along with my sisters. I was baptized when I was 8 years old and have continued to attend church regularly since. When people grow up going to church every Sunday and having prayers as a family, and reading the scriptures, that's all they ever know, and that was the case with me as well. As a kid I never doubted the truth of anything I was taught and loved the peace I felt associated with what others described as the Holy Ghost, though I wasn't overly fond of attending church. When I was baptized I had felt that same peace almost as if it were overwhelming which served as a testimony to me that this church contains the restored gospel today. However, I've found that it is fairly easy for us to forget those feelings as we continue to live our day to day lives, and as things get complicated we get so wrapped up with how to deal with kids at school and getting good grades instead of what we consider most important to us. I continued to attend church weekly but didn't really allow myself to be taught, and refused to pay attention. As I continued down this path, I also started to make decisions that were disobedient to my parents and what I had been taught in church. As I continued this I felt the worst feeling I have ever experienced. It was a constant feeling like molten lead was flowing through my heart. I kept my disobedience from my parents but they still knew. I eventually got up to a point where I couldn't take it any longer and I had to make a change, so I started praying a lot and asking for help from my parents and church leaders. It took time, but as I did this, and I stopped doing those things that had made me feel so terrible in the first place, that feeling of pain was replaced with joy, and that is why I am a Mormon. Because the Book of Mormon showed me the steps toward true happiness, and taught me that Jesus died for me so that I could gain that joy again as I have.

How I live my faith

I enjoy going out with my dad and visiting other members and seeing if there's anything we can do to help them. Wherever I am I like to make a difference and show people that I'm not afraid to set an example for good. I love to serve, and that's why am going to serve a mission in Florida here in a few months!