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Hi I'm Ryan Vergara

I call Alabama home. I love sports and music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

During high school, I did "nothing" according to my peers. I studied college-prep medicine, but now I'm thinking about a career in legislation. Outside of class, I rowed and played hockey, which were my favorite parts of high school. I love music more than the next guy, as well as literature, and American and French painters. Like every good Mormon boy, I earned my Eagle Scout and Duty to God. I don't have set college plans yet, I'm still deciding between Vanderbilt, Harvard, and BYU. I'm more excited about my call to serve in the California San Fernando Spanish speaking mission. I'm anxiously awaiting my chance to share the gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member, but my parents always taught me that I should never do anything because I think it will please them. They taught me that to follow the teachings of the gospel was my choice. As I grew older, I learned for myself what the gospel of Christ means to me. I believe that it's our opportunity for a second chance. I know our Heavenly Father has prepared a way that we can be forgiven for sin, and that is through the atonement of Christ. I know that He loves us and is mindful of us. I know that He loves each and every one of His children and wants us all to chose to follow Him so that we can have eternal life.

How I live my faith

In the area I live in, we had a lot of members of our congregation who no longer showed up to services or meetings. Because of this, I was involved a lot with outreach to the lost sheep. While in the service of these people, I felt the joy and peace the Savior describes in the scriptures. Also, each Sunday, I, along with eight other young men, administered the sacrament to the members of the congregation. We view the sacrament as the most important part of our week, so participating in this ordinance was a wonderful honor and opportunity.