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Hi I'm Ryan

I grew up in Las Vegas. I'm going to be a rock star. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live a worry free life. I play piano, ukulele, guitar, drum set, many percussion instruments, and compose music. I love sports, games, and having fun in any way. I enjoy helping people or just being friends. I like food.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is who I am. I was born Mormon, but I didn't always want to be. Kind of like a prince who was born a prince, but isn't sure he wants the throne. I was disobedient, and had to figure out for myself the hard way why I am here, and what I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to experience the world as a free person without religion and expectations tying me down. Shortly after I made this decision I noticed a significant, negative change within me, but still wasn't convinced. After about a year of trial within my own soul, I made the decision to talk to one of my LDS counselors about life and my future. I was at a fork in the road. I knew not whether I should do. Doing whatever I wanted I thought set me free and happy, but really left me alone to endure the despair and solitude that the world has to offer. I thought being alone was better for me, I had no idea the companionship and love that comes from being with my Heavenly Father and making righteous choices. My LDS bishop counseled me to read the Book of Mormon and find out for myself what I wanted. If I read it all the way through and didn't feel a thing, then he said I could do whatever I want with my life. But if I read it and felt any love, peace, or desire to pray, I was to act upon it and talk to Heavenly Father about it. It seemed cheesy, but in the end it saved my life. I began reading and could not put it down. Reading the Book of Mormon was the most peaceful and happy part of my day. Even the sun shone brighter. Eventually I knew that this is where I belonged, and could not fight it any longer. I began sacrificing the things that made me "happy" for righteous desires and following the commandments. I wanted to prove to my Heavenly Father that I loved him and would go where he wanted me to go. I will now serve a mission in Lima, Peru, and give my life to helping others and furthering the Lord's Kingdom.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my own unique way. My faith is more than a religion, it's my lifestyle. I do whatever Heavenly Father would have me do within the Church, and outside of it. I am not destructive, or support things that are vulgar, selfish, or negative. I live my faith by loving God, and all of his creations.