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Hi I'm Ryan William Myers

I've been raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Idaho Falls, ID. I am proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I have been a very active young man. I have participated in many sports, my favorite being wrestling. This past year, my senior year, I was able to be captain of the wrestling team and place 5th at state. The outdoors have also been a huge part of my life. Fishing, camping, backpacking, hiking, and just being outside are some of my favorite things to do. My family has been a huge part of my life. We are all very supportive of each other and I have been so thankful for them in my life as they have been examples to me. I am the third child of four. My youngest brother is a sophomore in high school this year. I have an older sister that is married and is twenty years old. Her husband served his mission in Argentina. My oldest brother served a full time mission in Mexico and has been home for two years. I have been called to serve in the Guatemala Retalhuleu Mission. I report to the Guatemala MTC September 30. I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity to serve. After my mission I plan to go to college and hopefully gain an engineering degree as well as a business degree.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the truth of the Book of Mormon. I have read it and prayed about it. I know with a full surety that it is true. I have seen how it can bless my life and others lives and how it can provide guidance for me. Knowing that my Heavenly Father, my Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost (The Godhead) are there for me when I need them is so comforting to me. I know that I can kneel down and pray at any time. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can make it home to our Heavenly Father. Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet. The First presidency and Twelve apostles have been called of God and has been sent here to give us guidance. The things they says are true. They all are God's mouthpieces and can give modern revelation to us. This past year my best friend was able to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. His faith has grown my testimony immensely. We have been friends since we were little and have had small conversations every now and then about the church. In November of 2014 he decided to take the missionary discussions. As I sat through them with him I could see the same happiness that was in my life grow into his life. His testimony grew into the want and need to be baptized in the church. His parents were not happy about it, but he knew that it was what he needed in his life. When his parents told him if he was baptized he couldn't live at their house, his response to me was "I know the Book of Mormon is True and have no doubt in my mind that the LDS church is the one and only true Church of Jesus Christ. I'm getting baptized." He asked me to baptize him and he was blessed for making this decision as his parents have felt more comfortable with the decision and let him stay at home. They are amazing people and they truly do love him. Through this experience and many others I know the Church is the true church. This is why I am a Mormon. Miracles do happen through our faith.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church has been absolutely amazing. I have always done my best to keep the commandments and to become a better person each and every day. At age eight I made the decision to be baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Having the Holy Ghost with me at all times has been a huge help in my life. He warns me and is there to protect me in my life and lead me towards those correct decisions that are right for me. I have served as the deacons quorum president, teachers quorum president, and first assistant to the bishop in the priest quorum. Being able to reach out and help my friends through those callings has been such a blessing in my life. Growing up and attending high school these past four years have been challenging. Many people do not uphold the same standards that I do in my life. Luckily I have surrounded myself with friends that respect and have those same standards. I have been very open to my non-LDS friends and peers and have made my standards known. This has been helpful as I have been able to avoid things that would hurt my body as well as spirit. Whenever somebody says something that degrades the church or is not true about it, I have felt very comfortable to stand up and correctly address the situation in a kind manner. People truly do watch how other people act and react to situations. Letting others know my standards has helped me keep them. I have found that people respect the fact that I don't put drugs or alcohol into my body. It is something that they know not to ask me to participate in because they know my answer will be no even before they ask. I have been so thankful for my loving family and friends that have been a great support system in my life. I know that my Father in Heaven is there for me and through him, talking and communicating with him daily through prayer, I have been able to live faithfully these past eighteen years of my life.