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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a son, brother, friend and student. I'm preparing to serve a full-time mission in Birmingham, England. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a soon-to-be freshman at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I enjoy math and science-related topics as well as biology and nature. As you'd expect from someone interested in nature, I spend a lot of time outdoors! I really enjoy kayaking, Frisbee, soccer, and being active in general. Besides sports and school, I have a strong interest in filmography and sports broadcasting. This is a result of the great experience I've had with the Broadcast Club at my high school. Through it, and the Digit Media program there, I've gained a lot of knowledge about sports coverage and telling a story through film. This is an interest I'd like to pursue at college. After a semester at BYU, I am serving a mission in Birmingham, England and cannot wait!!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon as a result of being raised in the church. I have been attending church my whole life. Despite this, I have gained for myself an earnest testimony that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the full, restored gospel as revealed through latter-day prophets. I also know for myself that Christ is risen, and that He and my Heavenly Father know and love me. This knowledge has brought great happiness and success into my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be better each day. It is because of my belief in Jesus Christ and in this church that I consciously try to do what is right, even when it is not the popular thing to do. I also live my faith through regular church and seminary attendance. My mission is probably the greatest show of my devotion to this gospel. It's easy for many to go to church, and go through all the motions, but people don't decide to serve a mission on a whim. Nor do they serve a mission just because someone expects them to. Giving up two years of your life where you could be working or advancing through college is a huge decision, but it's a very easy one. I don't think there is anything I could be doing in these next two years that could be more important, or life-changing than going on a mission.