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Hi I'm Bryce

I served a Mormon mission in McAllen, Texas. I served two combat tours in Iraq with the U.S. Army. Now I'm a student.

About Me

I am a child of God - just like you! I wake every morning and try to do better than the day before, grateful for my blessings. Before I became a full-time student in the greater Sacramento area, I was Active Duty military in the U.S. Army from 2005-2009. Prior to that, I served a Mormon mission from 2002-2004. Currently, I'm finishing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I'm an avid outdoorsman, love the water, and play collegiate level rugby. But more exciting than all of that, my wife and I have a brand new baby boy in our lives!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because God has witnessed to me through the Holy Spirit that the Mormon Church is true. It is a church built upon prophets and apostles with Christ as its chief cornerstone. Its a church led by the Savior Himself through revelation to its members. His invitation to us all is to ponder its doctrine and ask heavenly Father in prayer if it's true. Those who do this with a sincere heart will not be denied the same answer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being faithful to Jesus and His teachings. I live it by sharing my faith with others who are curious. I hope my profile can help you in some way.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Bryce
Not only did Jesus have love for His brothers and sisters in the Holy Land where He ministered, but he showed His love for the whole world by visiting other parts. Jesus taught: "And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd" (John 10:16). Shortly after His death and resurrection in Jerusalem, He did visit His "other sheep" who were the inhabitants of the American continent, and ministered to them as well. Jesus told them: "And verily I say unto you, that ye are they of whom I said: Other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. And they understood me not, for they supposed it had been the Gentiles; for they understood not that the Gentiles should be converted through their preaching. And they understood me not that I said they shall hear my voice; and they understood me not that the Gentiles should not at any time hear my voice—that I should not manifest myself unto them save it were by the Holy Ghost. But behold, ye have both heard my voice, and seen me; and ye are my sheep, and ye are numbered among those whom the Father hath given me" (3 Nephi 15:21-24). Jesus is the Savior of the world and He truly did appear in North America after His crucifixion and resurrection to show His love and teach His Gospel to the people who once lived there. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Bryce
Mormons teach what Jesus taught about baptism.The very word baptize is a Greek word meaning to "immerse". Its purpose is for a remission of sins and has been commanded and practiced since the days of Adam.Jesus taught us about baptism, not only by example, but as commandment for all the world. Not only did the Savior teach us the mode of baptism by being fully immersed, but He also taught us who should administer our baptism. John the Baptist was Jesus' cousin who held the priesthood authority by lineage. Jesus sought after John for that very reason. The savior was teaching us that to be qualified by God to administer his ordinances, one must hold this authority – the same authority the Apostle Paul explains that, "no man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron". We know in the Old Testament that Aaron WAS called of God and received the priesthood authority by his brother, Moses and - by another symbolic act - the laying on of hands. In modern times, this authority was restored to the earth by the same John the Baptist (then resurrected) who bestowed it upon the Prophet Joseph and his friend Oliver Cowdery by the laying on of hands. He told Joseph and Oliver that God had sent him to restore the priesthood authority on the earth, which had been lost since the time the original 12 Apostles all died around 100 AD. Who can doubt the importance of this ordinance the way Jesus taught us to do it? and Whether it be a short life, or long life – a life that has some mistakes and regrets nonetheless, who would want to be denied the wonderful promise of forgiveness and the feelings of the Holy Ghost by being born again? Show more Show less