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Hi I'm Ryan Martin

I'm a resident of San Jose, California, a student at Brigham Young University - Idaho, and, most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; I was baptized on March 14, 2009. I am a college student, majoring in communication with an emphasis in journalism and public relations. I have a knack for writing and humor, the latter of which I have been told is unique. I have a passion for playing and watching hockey, which seems out of place for a California native. Going on adventures is something I thirst for and I am an advocate of having fun while playing outdoors. I love to smile and bring joy to others; it is truly rewarding being able to uplift the spirit of someone! I am currently serving as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Scotland/Ireland Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that God, our Eternal Father, loves and knows me personally. Before I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, there was an emptiness in my heart. I was not sure what direction life was taking me, nor was I content with where I was. I made the decision the humble myself in fervent prayer, asking God what I was to do. God answered my prayer by pointing me towards the Book of Mormon. I made the effort to read, in whole, the words that were so eloquently placed on the pages within that book. The night I finished reading the Book of Mormon, my heart was full of joy and love from my Father in Heaven and his son, Jesus Christ. I knew that the Book of Mormon was of God, and that it testified of Jesus Christ and his loving ministry and atonement.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my very best to serve those around me. Through service, I have found that my Heavenly Father truly pours his love out on those that I serve, as well as myself. By setting aside time to serve, I have seen the love of God manifest itself in my life. I look towards the example that Jesus Christ set in his ministry on earth and push forward with faith in his infinite love. Scripture study and prayer also allow me to exercise my faith. Through diligent scripture study and prayer, I have been able to see Heavenly Father guide, comfort, and instruct me by the power of the Holy Ghost. The influence of the Holy Ghost in my life motivates me to serve those around me and share the gospel so others can feel of that same joy.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Ryan Martin
The Book of Mormon testifies of Jesus Christ and bears witness that He is the Son of God and our Saviour and Redeemer. It expounds the teachings of Jesus Christ, explains the Plan of Salvation, and is a witness that, through the atonement of Jesus Christ, we can be cleansed from sin and return to live with our Father in Heaven. The Book of Mormon supports the Bible and expounds on the contents found within. As you read the Book of Mormon and ponder its message, the Holy Ghost will testify of its authenticity as the Word of God and how it can be used to guide you along the pathway of life. Show more Show less