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Hi I'm Ryan

I lived in Mesa, Arizona my whole life. I'm a photographer. I live and love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I always considered myself to be a sport junky. I loved to play football, wrestle, play baseball, and run track. But one day, I picked up a camera and fell in love. I am now a photographer and consider myself to be an art junky. I am the oldest brother of eight children and I am currently getting ready to serve in the Fiji Suva mission. I know crazy!! I love life and what it has in store for us.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was little I played a lot of football. I was good and it made me happy. But one day I fractured my back and there was nothing the doctors could do. They said it would have to heal by itself but after a year of not healing and not playing sports I was sad. After a very painful night of trying to sleep, I woke up crying and went to my dad to ask him for help. He told me that I should ask my home teacher for a blessing and so I did. I went the next day and asked him if he could come over to my house to give me a priesthood blessing. As I was waiting my mom told me to pay attention to the blessing for he could say something that would change my life. I took that to heart and listened very carefully and he said something that changed my life. In the blessing that he gave me he said the strength and power of the priesthood blessing would depend on the strength of my testimony and faith. That night I made a "deal" with Heavenly Father. I told him I would read 10 pages every night out of the Book of Mormon if he promised to heal my back. That first night I immediately felt the pain subside, and every night after that the pain became less. I read the Book of Mormon all the way through and my back was healed. I now have a set in stone testimony of the truthfulness of this church. It is my anchor and it has affected my life ever since.

How I live my faith

I am getting prepared to serve in the Fiji Suva mission, speaking the Fijian language. I will spend two years sharing the truth about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.