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Hi I'm Ryan

I am a geologist, I love studying the earth, it's creation, cycles, and how to care for it's resources, and I'm a mormon

About Me

I'm a brand new father, my wife and I struggle to know if we are teaching our little boy what he will need to know to succeed in life. As a student in geology, I'm intrigued by the earth. It seems that the more I learn, the more I don't know. I love art, I have enjoyed making comics with my brothers for school news papers. I love going to the local gallery and basking in the talents of so many incredible visionaries. I love life! I enjoy the simple things and find pleasure and happiness with my family and the time we spend together. My moto is, "life is too short".

Why I am a Mormon

There is so much conflict in this world, conflicts between truths, people, all fighting for our time. Who's right and who's wrong? I know, and have seen that "truth", real truth, not "opinion" or "ideology", never contradicts itself. If it is true, it will stand forever, it will not be disproven or renounced a couple years down the road. God's truth, is reality, He is a reality. My life is important to him, he loves me, I am His child and he cares about the things that I care about. As a geologist, I can still believe in God, he did create all things! He sent is Son Jesus Christ to suffer and atone for my mistakes. He inspires me every day through truths, and teaches me how to find joy and happiness in this life. I know that the atonement of Christ removes guilt and pain from our lives and allows us to be happy and enjoy our families without the regret from past mistakes. Life is too short to not have real happiness eternal happiness, with your family and those you love.

How I live my faith

I grew up in Canada, my family owns a greenhouse and we grew trees for reforestation, and as a teenager I spent many saturdays planting trees as service projects. We grew bedding plants, annuals and perennials, that we would plant at the local church building and give to the mothers on mothers day. I think those experiences out at the greenhouses gave me my love of geology, and the earth. As a geologist being in nature... Is amazing! I love pondering on the big picture and taking walks with my wife. But, in the hustle and bustle, I always need to come back to church. It is where I can make covenants with my Lord in the most solemn way possible. I visit other members of my church and we talk about the scriptures, doctrines, and how we can do better as fathers, and parents. I enjoy reading the words of the prophets and their council, just like the earth's geologic layers, the scriptures contain truths and keys that we will need to know to survive this crazy world.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

There is only one way to know... You have to study it out, read the Book of Mormon, with an honest heart, honestly and sincerely wanting to know if it is true, and then ask God the eternal father if it is true. If you are sincere, have pure motives, and are asking for the truth, he will give it to you. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Everything is just too perfect. Earth is in the perfect position in the universe to have water as a solid, liquid, and gas. Man is here after billions of years of earth's existence, and we are asking questions like, "why am I here?" Really? Even in science, in geology, we have no plot? No reason? That doesn't make sense. But aside from how perfect the universe is, or how much detail is in this earth, the reason I know there is a God, is because when I pray, I receive answers. I can pray and feel love. There is no reason that would happen without a loving God, who actually cares about me, responding to my prayers. Show more Show less