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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a writer and musician. Family is life, nature my muse. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Pennsylvania with my brother and parents and am now serving as a missionary in the Arizona Phoenix Mission. Things I thrive off of are books, trees, cats, music, writing, and my family. I'm a true ambivert, neither socialite or homebody. I was home schooled by my mother, have played trombone since I was nine, and writing fiction from the age of fourteen. I love stories (literary, cinematic, theatrical, real life, or otherwise) and when I do I usually have a friend to discuss them with. Discovering new viewpoints and perspectives have always fascinated me. I love taking a hike in the woods, it's always rejuvenating. At the beginning, middle, and end of it all I love my family.

Why I am a Mormon

Because I not only know it's true, I've felt it. I believe that Christ is my redeemer, that I have a father in heaven who loves me, and that we have prophets called of God today because I've applied their teachings in my life. By living their words the spirit has testified of this gospel's truthfulness to me and I cannot deny it. This is Christ's true church. Jesus Christ's atonement made it possible for me, my family, and the world to return and live with our Heavenly Father again. There's no greater feeling than the love God has for his children. That's the spirit I've felt. And that's what I strive for everyday.

How I live my faith

At church I taught a Sunday School class of youth. They are such a blast and a blessing. With a bit of patience I sometimes find them teaching something new to me! My dad and I often participate in what is called home teaching, where we visit a few church members and share a short lesson each month. On these visits we have a habit of giving away food from our garden. This constantly reminds me of the Savior as he expressed love by feeding people spiritually and nourishing the soul. Practicing charity is something I'm still learning about to this day. Sometimes all it takes is a smile, a hello, or opening a door to make someone's day. And sometimes that's all I can do and I pray for the help I need to become better. Because of my faith I know the Lord will make up the difference and not only help the helpless, but also the people doing the help. Each day is a process of work and love to become the person Jesus Christ and my Heavenly Father want me to be. And because of the love and guidance I feel from them, I know I can become that man one day.