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Hi I'm Bryce

I grew up with dirt roads and trees. I like crafts, reading, and games. I prefer to listen more than talk. I am myself; a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived out in the country with dogs, horses, chickens, and other animals. Home schooled for all but two years (Kindergarten and Junior year of High School), and not being raised in a regimented environment allowed me the opportunity to learn some other less common skills. I grew up in the Scouting program, and have achieved Eagle rank through dedication and a lot of encouragement from the leaders, and also I have earned the Silver Honors award of the 4-H program in Kentucky. I enjoy metalworking, crafts, games, reading, and some sports. Not a big fan of TV, but I will watch movies on the occasion.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised in the LDS church does not mean you are truly converted. It helps generate good habits and a healthy lifestyle, but it doesn't make you believe in it. Borrowed testimony will only last a while, you must build your own on your experiences. A strong testimony is essential to progress in the church. If you come to question something about the church because you hear something, don't borrow their testimony; that creates doubt. Look into it yourself, and be the one who decides. I have had many questions, and have had heard many more from others. Any time I hear something that I do not yet fully understand (and even if I think I do) I will study the words of the prophets to find an answer to that question, and thus increase my own personal knowledge and understanding of the works of God. "And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith." D&C 88:118 It is possible to gain a quick testimony, something that really strikes you as being true. That is good. But like the frame-work for a house, it is not enough. You must learn and further strengthen your testimony beyond that single piece, to build walls and a roof for safety before the storms roll in, and windows and a door to experience life knowing that you will always have a place of safety wherein you can reside. Conversion is a life-long process, whether you're born into the church or not. Endure to the end with faith, and endure it well.

How I live my faith

Service has been part of my life as far back as I can recall. Our family helps other people often times, and Scouting has many service projects, as well as the 4-H program. Serving people with no thought of payment is not a strange concept. In church, service is generally in the form of helping people move in or out. I do my best to be available to aid others, and to be a good example for both Scouting and the church. I'm not big on speaking, so being an example is a large part of how I live the gospel. If people can see your works, and know of their goodness before they know your faith or background, they are less likely to pass judgement on you based on opinions because they know who you are, and what you do. As it says in Matthew 25:40 "...Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."