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Hi I'm RyLee

I'm a preschool teacher. I'm married to a Tongan. I dance in luaus. I love cooking, reading and learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 22 years old and am currently finishing my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I believe I have the absolute best job in the whole world because I get to work with preschool-aged children who have a desire to learn and discover the beautiful world around them. I was able to marry my best friend and high school sweetheart a year ago, and we are loving the adventures that life has to bring. I love to dance in luau's and embrace the Polynesian culture that my husband comes from. I enjoy creating through scrap-booking, cooking and crafts. I love playing soccer and participating in other athletic activities. One of my favorite things to do is write to my future children in a journal I have created for them to read and learn from the varies opportunities, trials and adventures that has built our little family through faith, testimonies, love for our Heavenly Father and the many tender mercies in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the magnificent love and happiness that I feel from this gospel. I stand in awe as I realize the love that my Savior Jesus Christ has for me specifically through his atonement. I remember a time when I was in high school where I felt lost and confused about who I was, what my purpose was here and what my worth was. As I immersed myself in reading the scriptures, the Book of Mormon specifically, on regular basis I realized that I started to change. I remember looking in the mirror one day and I started to cry as I became filled with the peace of the spirit whispering to me of my significant worth. I knew that I was a literal daughter of God and I seemed to look more beautiful than ever before. I then realized that I had only been looking at my eyes. I became filled with more light and beauty through coming closer to Christ through reading my scriptures and kneeling in humble prayer each day. I began to see everyone else around me as literal sons and daughters of God and I felt so much love and happiness in the world in which I lived. My life became brighter and I suddenly understood who I was, my divine worth and what my purpose was in this life. I I know that it is only through out Savior Jesus Christ that we are able to return to our loving heavenly parents and live in their presence once more. I am grateful to have found the true gospel of Jesus Christ through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I am grateful for the knowledge that I have that Jesus lives, his gospel is restored to the Earth in these latter days through Joseph Smith, we have living prophets and apostles who are the Lord's mouthpiece on Earth, personal revelation is real and we can be guided individually, and the Book of Mormon is true and stands as another witness of Jesus Christ along with the Bible. This gospel is beautiful and if you allow yourself to change, it can bring a magnificent amount of happiness and blessings into your life as it has mine.

How I live my faith

My faith is something that I can't imagine living without. When I find myself needing additional strength and faith for the varies things that the world has to bring I find comfort in turning to the scriptures and falling to my knees in prayer to my Father in heaven. My faith is also strengthened as I serve those around me. I am constantly amazed at the beauty and light that is in the world when I serve those around me and see the gratitude in their eyes. My faith is strengthened as I hear of the testimonies of others that have helped build them up in times of difficulty or when they have sought to find the Lord. Through our church we have the opportunity to have an incredible network of individuals to show our support and love for through service and sharing our testimonies with each other and those around us.