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Hi I'm Bryan

I'm a family man, a business man, an outdoors-man and a cook. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a pretty average guy I suppose. I have a BA in Mass Communication (Public Relations emphasis) and a Master of Business Administration. I work for an Internet-based company, overseeing our day-to-day operations. I believe that hard work is a foundation for a healthy life. It certainly applies in my career, but I think it also applies in other areas of my life. I always try to give my best work to anything I undertake. I guess it helps me sleep, knowing I've done the best I can. I love my family. We're a very tight knit group of folks. We've all grown up now, but we get together as often as possible. My family is a source of strength, joy and peace. I look forward to the day when I can be married and begin a family of my own. I believe the family is central to our happiness and is critical to the plan of our Heavenly Father. I enjoy cooking, reading, music, social events, and the outdoors. I also really enjoy serving in my church and in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that there is a God, he is our Father and we are created in his image. He has a specific plan for our return to his presence. This plan is based on obedience to God's commands and therefore demands the existence of a moral right and wrong. God, being perfect, has set the standard for that law and requires that we follow his plan of salvation in order to return to his presence. His definition of right and wrong, wickedness and righteousness does not change, is not altered and is not subject to public opinion, or popular vote. I have found truth in the teachings of the Mormon church. I love Jesus Christ, and I love my Heavenly Father. I believe in what I have been taught about them, and about eternal families while I have been a member of this church. In addition to these more logic-based reasons for my belief in the Mormon faith, I have a more basic reason for it: Simply stated, being a Mormon brings me peace. Attending church, living by its principles, and serving others has brought me more peace and joy than anything else in my life. When people ask what good I see in the church I reply by asking, "What bad could come of an organization which teaches its people to love one another, strengthen the family and follow the teachings of Christ? I have only ever seen good come from this church, and I have only ever found peace in its teachings."

How I live my faith

I attend my Sunday church meetings every week. I have a calling (service assignment) in my local church unit. Providing service and volunteering my time helps me to remember my commitment to living according to the teachings of Christ, and it helps me bless the lives of those around me. One of my favorite ways I live my faith is by talking about my beliefs. I love to talk with people who do not know much about Mormons, and what we believe. It's such a great faith, and can bless anybody's life. I also love getting to other people and what they believe. We all have so much good we can bring to the world. I also am a Home Teacher. As a Home Teacher I have a companion and we visit members of our ward once a month to teach them a brief lesson, and to inquire after their well-being. We often provide service if it is needed and we report to the local leaders if there are any concerns with the people and families we visit which can be assisted by members of the ward or the leaders. On a more personal level, I try to make prayer and gospel study a regular part of my life. Doing this helps me to maintain a real relationship with Heavenly Father, and to learn and grow, and to avoid temptation and stay strong in my convictions.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Bryan
The Book of Mormon is a book of scripture written by prophets who lived in the ancient Americas. It testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ, and contains the fullness of the gospel of Christ. It is used in conjunction with the Holy Bible. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Bryan
We believe that God is our father and that he loves us. We believe that we are made in his image. We believe that God is the chief member of the godhead, which consists of God our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost. We believe that they are all separate, individual beings who are united in purpose. We also believe that God has a glorified body of flesh and bone. We believe that as his children we have the ability to become as he is. His work and his glory is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Bryan
No. Missionary service is not a requirement of church membership. Young, single men are strongly encouraged to serve. Young single women are able to serve if it is something they feel strongly they should do. However, it is a choice that each must make for themselves. Serving a mission is a rich and powerful opportunity to share our faith and beliefs with others. Those who serve feel blessed for the chance to do it. Show more Show less