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Hi I'm Bryce

I'm from California. I like the San Francisco Giants and I like to collect cool hats and socks. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love following sports. Whether its baseball, the Olympics, or anything in between I love talking about them and rooting for my favorite teams. One day I want to attend a World Series game in San Francisco and watch the Giants win it all. I also love the outdoors. I like to fish and camp with my dad up in the mountains a few hours from our home. I have a loving family with my parents, a brother, 3 sisters, two brothers-in-law, a sister-in-law, a niece, and two nephews. I am preparing to serve a mission in Ecuador.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born to a family and parents that are faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But that isn't why I am Mormon. I am Mormon because of the witnesses I have received of the truth of the Gospel throughout my life. A very prominent example was when I was a young boy, preparing to be baptized. I prayed to know the truth of the Book of Mormon and the validity of Joseph Smith as a Prophet of God. I received witness of the truthfulness of these principles and was able to be baptized with a small but strong testimony. I know of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I know of the truthfulness and importance of Christ's ministry and his Atonement. I know that through use of the Atonement and Repentance we can make it back to God who is our Heavenly Father. I know that Heavenly Father, Christ, and the Holy Ghost love us beyond our ability to perceive. It gives me comfort knowing these things.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my daily efforts to become more like Christ. I try to be kind, helpful, and considerate. I am about to serve a mission where I will share the gospel and bless others lives. I try to be a good example and try to live the best that I can be. Currently I am obeying the counsel of the Prophet of our church to serve a mission. I am very excited to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Ecuador.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Bryce
There are many authors of the Book of Mormon. It is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and testifies that he lived. It is a history of the first people that lived in America. It is an abridgment or combination of many different records of different peoples from different prophets. A prophet named Moroni received the records and read through them and decided which were needed most and he compiled those into the Book of Mormon. Joseph Smith then translated it to English through his faith in God's power. So there isn't one set author of the Book of Mormon, similar to the Bible. The Bible has many writings of many prophets. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Bryce
The Church of Jesus Christ was not meant to be a one time deal. It was meant to last forever. Sadly the fullness of His gospel and church didn't last much past His Atonement and death on the cross. But the church was restored through Joseph Smith in the manner that Christ put forth, with 12 apostles. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints we strive to become like Christ in all we do, including the way our church is organized. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Bryce
The Atonement of Jesus Christ is part of our Heavenly Father's plan to enable us to return to him. God requires perfection in order to live with Him for eternity and He knew we wouldn't be perfect in our mortal lives so he sent Christ, a perfect son who never sinned. Christ then was crucified and suffered for all of our sins. He offered himself as a sacrifice so that we could then use that sacrifice and repent of our sins. Show more Show less