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Hi I'm Bryce Cazier

I'm a student and an outdoors-guy. I love music, hiking, and most of all my family. I'm a brother, an uncle, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very large family, being the last of 10 children. I love music. It is a huge part of my life and who I am. I taught myself to play the piano and sing, and ever since have loved music with a passion. I love to be outside, especially hiking in the mountains or swimming at the beach. More than anything, I love to be with my huge family, playing with my nieces and nephews that I grew up with. At home, I volunteer to work with children who have been through, or more often are still going through, damaging experiences in their lives (such as foster care, drug abuse in the family, physical or mental abuse, etc). By working with these children, I've found out just how wonderful every human being is. While at school they may seem to be distracting, "disobedient" kids, I get to see them for what they really are. I attended a Semester at Brigham Young University, and am currently serving as a missionary in Wisconsin, speaking Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a large Mormon-based family, but we were largely divided. I am the only child out of 10 between my parents, with the rest being half-siblings due to multiple divorces. As a result, few of my siblings are active in the church. Two of my brothers were convicted and sent to prison during elementary school, and many members of my family fell away to drug abuse and other ways of living that weren't in accord with what I was being taught to live in church. As such, growing up was a difficult process for me. A lot of focus was shifted away from me, and I was subject to bullying during school. While I attended church every Sunday, religion didn't play a big part in my life. While I lived many of God's commandments on the surface level, I really didn't live them past that, and they weren't important to me, even though I knew they should be. Life to me seemed like a dark pit. Life itself had little meaning, and I questioned who I was, and where I was going. It wasn't until high school came around that my life took a change for the best. I started attending Seminary, which at our school was release-time (taken during an empty class hour), rather than before school. I developed a lot of friends with the Mormon youth, and saw just how much the Gospel of Jesus Christ had blessed their lives. I started trying to live my life the way I had been taught to all my life, and the more I strived to change my life, the happier I became. It seems as if I had wandered into a dark pit, and just as I was about to fall over the cliff I couldn't see, Christ sent His angels to grab my hand before I fell. While it can be hard at times, I strive to live my life the best way I can, and as I have done so, I've grown in unbelievable ways. My family has grown closer together with time, and all because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love my family, life, and everything about it.

How I live my faith

I have served in my community be helping kids who have been through all sorts of abuse, neglect, and unmet needs in their life feel the love that all children deserve. It's a truly humbling experience to work with these children, and feel their pain, and work with them to help them overcome their problems, and being the one that's there for them to show them that they ARE loved. These are often the kids in elementary school that everyone looks at and thinks are just trouble-makers, and are distracting, but I get to see the other side of their lives, and work with them through their struggles. In a way, I get to act as Christ's hands, lifting up those who are cast down. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I will always remember the faces of those I have helped. I have also served as a Sunday School teacher in my student ward. I loved being able to teach the Doctrine of Christ, especially since the semester I was teaching was on the New Testament of the Bible. I felt like this was more an opportunity for me to grow, rather than just to teach others, as I delved into the scriptures each week to prepare my lesson. What's more, I felt like the class had more to teach me than I had to teach them, even though they didn't realize that by answering the questions I asked, they were teaching me. I'm now preparing to serve a mission, and I couldn't be more excited. I want to share the happiness and the love that I've felt with everyone possible, and there isn't a better way that I could do so.