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Hi I'm Ryan, son.

I grew up in Maui. I will be serving in the Alabama Birmingham Mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a current student in college, although I plan to serve a mission for two years before returning to my studies. After my mission I'm going to get married and have kids, so if you're in the same business maybe we'll go out and have pasta. Or something.

Why I am a Mormon

I think quite a few have a past that they don't want to publicize with everyone, and I am among that number. However, I will say that because of choices I've made in the past, I've found myself in the most lonesome and saddening circumstance I'd ever experienced. However, I've come to know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, that I can be forgiven of things done wrong, and that I can feel at peace with myself, and even proud of who I am. Through living the teachings of this church, I can honestly say that who I am today is the happiest version of myself that I have ever lived with. I am wholeheartedly convinced that if you are ever in a situation where you feel that you have nowhere to turn, that this gospel is the way to turn. I made the decision to do so, and as a result, I've found strength, peace, and comfort, which have kept me grounded and moving in the direction I want to go.

How I live my faith

I've found that if you're waiting for the day church comes to clean up your act and be an upstanding citizen, you aren't putting into practice the teachings that you are reminded of and taught every week. My goal is to apply the things I learn in church, the things I learn from others, and the things I learn from the scriptures in my own life, and then find opportunity to share those experiences and lessons with others. My hope is that everyone can find the peace and happiness that comes from being an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.