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Hi I'm Bryson

I've grown up in Alpine Utah. I play the double bass and bass guitar. I'm a mormon.

About Me

In my early childhood I loved to bike, play outdoors, play xbox, and i loved star wars. When I turned 12 I started playing upright bass and quickly fell in love with it. I enjoy playing all genres from funk to classical. In my jr. year of highschool I was invited and performed with the utah symphony, and my senior year I performed at the gen jazz festival in texas and was able to meet and talk with Victor Wooten (who is debatably the greatest bass guitar player in the world). Music has been a great blessing in my life. I am the youngest of eight children. I love my family and am very close with them. My best friends are my four brothers.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon originally because I was born in the church. Both my parents and my siblings are very strong in the church. My dad did an excellent job of teaching me the gospel. He taught through example and love. All my childhood I enjoyed church and the stories in the book of Mormon. My early teenage years I pushed the church to the back of my mind, and focused on the things that teenagers think make you "happy". I developed bad habits. A few years passed and I was not happy. I wanted out of the hole I dug myself into. I remembered the joy that came from the gospel. So I started to read the book of Mormon and to pray. Every time I read from the scriptures I felt the holy ghost, and every time I prayed I felt the Gods love for me. The day I truly converted to the gospel started out with a long day at school, I felt extra discouraged. I had my own testimony of the church and the book of Mormon, I wanted to be good, but I kept giving into my temptations. I felt as if there were two people inside of me fighting each other and the bad one was winning. I did not want that, I wanted to change. But I didn't know how. I went to a place where I knew I wouldn't be disturbed and prayed. I expressed my desires to God and asked him to show me how to change. As I finished the spirit was with me, and a scripture came to my mind. Moroni 10:32 "Yea, come unto Christ, and be perfected in him". Come unto Christ, that is what I needed to do. But I didn't know how. I found a reference to the book of Enos. Enos describes the "wrestle" he had with himself before God, and how he cried unto him in mighty prayer and asked for a remission of his sins. and the lord said: "Enos, thy sins are forgiven thee..." and his guilt was swept away. I desired that. So I prayed, I cried for forgiveness, I submitted my will to God. I received His forgiveness. Come to Christ, he will make you happy, he will save you. This I promise in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week, and am involved in our youth program. I home teach two families in our ward and its been a great learning experience for me to share the gospel with them. I attend seminary and try to be a good example to those around me at my school. I made the decision to serve a mission and have been called to serve the lord in south Korea! Preparing to serve a mission has been an amazing experience for me. I can feel myself get closer and closer to the lord through scripture study and prayer, and the closer I get to the savior the happier I get.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No. As a church we do many things for non Mormons. God commanded us to love our neighbors as our selves, He wants us to do anything we can to help anyone we can. Our missionary program is a perfect example of helping non members. As missionaries one of our greatest desires is to help others be happy. We care and pray for the people in our missions. All we want as missionaries is to bring others to a greater happiness. Show more Show less