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Hi I'm Bryan Bowerman

I'm a Colorado native, I enjoy "bad" weather, I love my family, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Well, I love getting out. The outdoors offer me so much peace and enjoyment! Honestly I probably went snowboarding almost any day that I didn't have class in college. I love sports of all kinds, and played plenty of Volleyball in High School. I firmly believe there are few things better than spending time with loved ones at a Baseball park and enjoying a real American past time. To be totally honest, I can be kind of a closet nerd. Frankly, I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. I don't feel right passing up an opportunity to try something new, within reason of course. I love to cook, and the more complicated the meal, the better. Reading and especially writing are two of my biggest personal enjoyments, and I being able to look back at what I've written is really fun for me. I studied acting at Brigham Young University, and honestly love learning. A pursuit of knowledge is so important to me, and I respect anyone that is always wanting to learn something new. My favorite thing however is being able to spend time with my Family. My parents have been so wonderful to me and my siblings are truly my best friends. I know that I can always, no matter what, depend on my family!

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has been so important to me and has helped guide me in almost every aspect of my life. The values that were taught to me have enabled me to overcome trials in my life, and the love that I feel from God has been overwhelming and has made me feel important somehow in this world. The Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon, hand in hand, and the teachings thereof, have enabled me to be a better person. I honestly feel that being a Mormon and living my faith has blessed me and my life. I know God's plan for me, and I feel his love every day. Being Mormon has given me purpose in life, and I respect myself because I know that despite the fact that I'm just one person on this massive planet, I matter to someone. Because I'm Mormon, I have a firm faith in something bigger than myself, and I honestly feel that that's rare these days. I also love the fact that my faith pushes me to be better every day. I also am a Mormon because I know through the grace of my Savior Jesus Christ, I can return to live with God again one day, and that my family will be there too.

How I live my faith

Well, currently I'm serving a two year mission for my church. I've left my wonderful home in Colorado, my great schooling in Utah, my family, my friends, and a multitude of other things, to come to Northern California to help others! The best part about it is that I love being here! Every day I have the chance to meet plenty of new individuals and talk to them about what they believe and share the blessings I've received thanks to my Savior, Jesus Christ. Often we have the opportunity to serve others in the community in many different ways. I teach others about God's love, his plan for us and our families on this earth, and how we can build faith in Jesus Christ. To be totally honest, I feel like I'm the one that's taught every day. I try to live my faith every day, despite the fact that I'm very imperfect. Christ has taught us to live a certain way, and if I can grow closer to that each day, I'll feel successful about how I'm acting. It can be difficult sometimes to have faith, especially in the world today with all the trials and catastrophes that we face on a daily basis. Despite all these things, I simply want to treat others they way I want to be treated. It's quite simple, no? I want to live my faith actively every day, not simply on the weekend. I constantly study the words of the savior and his prophets and pray for strength every day. I want to just be nice to others and get to know them. Frankly, a bit of charity in my heart can go a lot further than one would expect in making someone's day. And that's how I try to live my faith, simply by treating God's children with the kindness and love they deserve, and that is so needed in the world today.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Bryan Bowerman
Mormons are not forced or required to serve missions. The Savior taught and asked his disciples to go teach all nations His Gospel. Typically, missionaries serve for 18 months to 2 years, and begin serving when they are 19. I began my mission when I was 21, which to some is considered a bit later than usual, despite the fact that I was raised in the church by very active and faithful parents. The decision to serve a mission is completely up to the individual that would serve. The mission is an incredible experience, I'm currently serving one and it's been the best decision I've ever made. Because a mission is such a wonderful experience, many are encouraged to go considering how much of a blessing it is to the life of the missionary and the people he or she serves. However, none are required to serve, and those that do go on a mission, serve voluntarily. Show more Show less