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Hi I'm Ryan

I grew up in Utah. I'm a missionary serving in Kyiv, Ukraine.

About Me

I have grown up in Utah my whole life in a strong Latter Day Saint family. I am a senior in high school right now with a mission call to Ukraine. I like to read, to play music (I play several instruments: piano, vocal, flute, guitar), to play sports, and to hike. I have been a member of my high school marching band for three years, marching in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California and competing in three Bands of America regionals in St. George, UT. I have also competed in numerous academic competitions and have won several awards at the regional, state, and national level. I am an avid church basketball player, and though I don't score many of my team's points, I have a lot of fun and my team has competed at the region level every year I have been a part of it, winning region once and taking second once.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in a family that is very strong in the Mormon church. My family has been a huge influence on my desire to stay active in the gospel. Through my experience in this church, I have come closer to Christ and have felt strongly of His love for me. Through my prayer, scripture study, and involvement in church activities, I have been able to draw closer to Heavenly Father and learn of His plan for me. Because of this love I have felt and the knowledge that I have been able to receive about the gospel, I have a huge desire to continue in the gospel, and wish to be able to share this desire with others. I know that this church is true. I know that we have a living prophet on this earth who helps us to learn God's will for us. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that the gospel was restored to this earth through the prophet Joseph Smith. I have received witness of the truth of these things as I have studied the scriptures and prayed to know of the truth. I know that Heavenly Father loves me and loves all of us, and He wants us all to come back to live with Him some day.

How I live my faith

I am very active in church. I have served as the secretary for all of the young men's organizations in my ward. I have also been a seminary class president, and I have a call to serve an LDS mission in Ukraine. I love the gospel and the blessing that it has been in my life.