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Hi I'm Bryan

I'm a husband, father and attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to the most wonderful woman ever. I am a father of three little boys. I am a young professional. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, running, swimming, boating and doing anything with my family. I enjoy books and reading. My wife and I are foodies and enjoy cooking and eating out together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me feel happy and at peace with myself and the world around me. This might seem cliche but its true. When I am living the gospel of Jesus Christ, I truly feel joy and happiness. I know that God approves of who I am and what I am trying to do with my life. Although I am not perfect, I know that the Savior's atonement has provided a way for me to always repent when I mess up and become clean again. I am a Mormon because the teachings of the gospel give me stability and assurance in my life. I know who I am, why I am here and where I am going. I believe in the gospel because I can see the growth I have had in my own life and in the lives of others around me who are also living the gospel. I know God loves me and wants me and my family to return to live with him again.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday School and work with the youth in our congregation on Sundays. I also serve as a BSA scoutmaster during the week. I have been assigned to visit two families in our congregation on a monthly basis, share a message with them and make sure they are doing alright. I also occasionally serve with other organizations not associated with the LDS church including Boys and Girls Club, Interfaith Food Shuttle, Soup Kitchens, etc. I also try to look for ways to do random acts of kindness to those around me and help people who might need it.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Bryan
During our lives we all make mistakes and sin. These mistakes make it impossible for us to return to live with God again since he is perfect. God sent his son Jesus Christ to earth to provide a way for us to return to live with him again. Without Jesus Christ and his grace no one could make it back to God. No matter how hard we try, everyone will sin during this life and will need Jesus Christ's help to be made clean again. Since Jesus Christ suffered for our sins, if we repent, we can be forgiven and our sins can be taken away. In return, the Savior asks us to keep his commandments, follow his example and try to be like him. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Bryan
I can't speak for all Mormons but my perception is that Mormons help anyone in need, especially when they are aware of a person in need. Most Mormons I know don't like to publicize their service but would prefer to do it anonymously. Personally, I know that if someone around me needs help (regardless of their faith) and I have the ability to help them, I will always try to help them out. I think it is in most Mormon's human nature to want to help others. They might not know who to help or how they can help so they try to serve those around them. Because I go to church with the same people in the same congregation each week, I usually know when they need help and try to provide service to them. I help them because they might be sick, going through a rough time, are struggling financially, just went through some traumatic event.This does not mean that I would be unwilling to help someone out that I do not know. There are many people not of my faith who I also know and always try to provide meaningful service to them whenever possible. In addition, I try to provide service when natural disasters occur or other catistrophic Show more Show less