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Hi I'm Ryan Smith

I grew up in Minnesota, I graduated from high school in 2014, I love to ski, snowboard, hike, rock climb, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Ryan Smith, I served a full time mission in the Arizona Tucson Mission. My hobbies are rock climbing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, boating, fishing, and spending time with my family & friends. I am a student at LDS Business College still trying to determine what to major in. While I was in high school I taught skiing for three ski seasons at a local resort called Afton Alps and I loved it! I am the second oldest of five kids. I have one older sister, one younger sister, and two younger brothers. The church never came easy for me and I was not truly converted until I got to college and my friends opened my eyes to how wonderful this church is and the blessings that follow from following the commandments. Because of the amazing example of my roommates and institute I decided to take Moroni’s Book of Mormon challenge. Reading is not easy for me but as I read the Book of Mormon, even though I may not have understood everything, I felt the truthfulness of its message. That undeniable feeling is what changed my life and got me to where I am now. I’m grateful for this gospel and the true happiness it has brought me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this is Christ's Church restored to this earth. For a long time I didn't recognize that or want to believe that to be true. All through high school I was lost thinking I knew what was best. Once I got to college and I saw how happy all of my friends were living the gospel it made me curious of what that would be like. It all started with The Book of Mormon and receiving the confirmation that it is the word of God through pondering and praying about it.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith is by trying my best. I try my best to do what is right. The principles learned on my mission have changed my life and now that I am off my mission and I have less accountability it sometimes is more difficult to make the right choice. Even though I may not always make the right choice, through the atonement I can repent of my wrongs and become stronger.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Ryan Smith
One of the things I am most grateful for is grace for sure. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and Christ's Grace, we can be cleansed from sin. Grace is not just for the sinner though, it is also for those striving to be better. Through grace we can be blessed with the strength to accomplish things, that without it would be impossible. I have grown into the person I am today because of His grace and I know that as I continue to be worthy of it, I will be blessed with strength. This is true to all who humble themselves before God. Show more Show less