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Hi I'm Ryan

I've grown up in Utah. I'm an avid biker and skier, I'm currently serving a mission for the church and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ryan, I'm adventurous, an adreline junky, and love life to its fullest. I love to Bike and Ski. Both biking and skiing have allowed me to enjoy God's wonderful creation and let me appreciate nature. I love to have fun and do things that get my heart racing. My favorite days were those that I've been with my best friends enjoying the park or powder up at Snowbird or Brighton ski resort. I love to build bikes and ride technical trails. I went to a sememster at BYU to study Entrepreneurship and Business Marketing. I want to own my own business after finishing up my studies at BYU. Someday I want to find a beautiful wife and marry her in the temple. I want to become a father, husband, and better son to my parents. I'm currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I will be serving the people of Paraguay for the next two years. I have a love for life and always strive to do my best.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a member of the church. Growing up in the church, I figured that my parents knew best and so I faithfully attended all of my meetings. It wasnt until I turned 14 that I really wanted for myself to know if the church was true. I had heard it was true all my life, but truly inside, I wasn't sure. I began to search the scriptures, pray, and ponder these things in my heart. I remember one night, kneeling down and asking God if this was really the true church. At that time I didnt feel like I had recieved an answer, but I still went to church and seminary. It wasnt until about 8 months ago that I began to recognize answers to that simple question that I had asked as a 14 year old boy. I realized that my answers had been spread throughout my life. I didn't recieve a huge sign screaming at me "ITS TRUE," but rather I have had small feelings of comfort and peace when I've thought about the gospel. I have come to know for myself, that this gospel is true. Even though I was raised in it, like many others, I had a desire to know. I know now that Jesus Christ is my living savior, He and my Heavenly Father want me to be happy. I have felt of God's love and His care for me. I know that the Book of Mormon is true, that it is an inspired book. I know that anyone who truly wants to find happiness, truth, or light in their life can find it through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have found peace, comfort, joy, light, knowledge, and direction in my life because of this wonderful gospel.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church I've had wonderful opportunities to serve, but right now I am living my faith by sharing the gospel with others. Being a missionary is one the greatest decisions that I've ever made. It is so rewarding to show others how the gospel can bless their lives. I live my faith by keeping a simple moto, "When I pray to my Heavenly Father tonight, can I say "Father, I have served thee well?"" I strive to be myself while teaching the gospel, showing others that I am an example of change through Jesus Christ. As a missionary I have to be an example of Jesus Christ so that when others see me, they will recognize that the message we share is true. My example to others has always been a key part of my life. Growing up in Utah, it's easy to assume that since our faith is so prominent, its easy to be Mormon, but even still, I always strived to be a good example, doing the things that I knew I should, because I never knew who was watching me. I believe that is the best way to live your faith. Be an example. Show others that you love this gospel and life so that they will have that desire to learn more. One of my favorite quotes is "Live so that those who don't know Him, will want to know Him, because they know you." I love this gospel, my family, my savior Jesus Christ, and this life. I know that all of these blessings have come to me because of what God has given me and I'm so grateful for that.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The best part about this gospel is that nobody needs to convince you that Mormonism is true. You can know for yourself through reading The Book of Mormon, which is another testiment of Jesus Christ, and sincerely praying to our Heavenly Father, asking Him if this is His church. I know that if your read this book and yearn for an answer, God will give you one. I know this because he gave me an answer when I asked in faith, it wasn't a spectacular experience, but rather a feeling of comfort in my heart, showing me that its true. I would invite you to read the Book of Mormon (Moroni 10:3-5), contact the Missionaries, and pray to God so that you can develop a testimony of Jesus Christ your Savior and Redeemer. Show more Show less