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Hi I'm Bryan.

I'm a Mormon. Plain and simple.

About Me

I love Reese's Puffs and playing kickball with my friends. I'm a student at MCC studying to become an anesthesiologist. I've lived in Mesa 11 years, and before that I lived all over the country because my dad was in the military. I got back a year ago from serving a mission in Costa Rica and I loved it there. I love talking to people and getting to meet new people wherever I am.

Why I am a Mormon

It's simple. I'm a Mormon because I was baptized when I was 8 years old. But why I continue to follow Christ's gospel is even more simple than that. I do it because it's right. I was baptized when I was 8, but even then I didn't really know that this is the church I needed to be a part of. It wasn't until I was 16 years old that I gained that testimony for myself. After school one day a good friend of mine was killed while walking home, and it destroyed me. I was depressed and it seemed like no matter what kinds of comforting words I heard from friends and family, it just wasn't enough to make me feel any better. One night I felt the strongest impression to kneel quietly by my bedside to ask our Heavenly Father for that comfort that I needed so desperately. When those pleading words came out of my mouth in my humble prayer, I felt an immediate rush of warmth and security that I hadn't felt since before my friend's death. Having gained, in that moment, my testimony that God answers our prayers, I decided to give it another shot. I decided to ask something that had been on my mind for years, but for some reason I had never knelt to ask. I asked if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the one true church, if the Book of Mormon is true, and if I had made the right decision in choosing to be baptized when I was 8 years old. Once again I felt that huge surge of comfort, love, and happiness. In that moment I knew, without a doubt, that my Heavenly Father loves me and wants the best for me. I knew that he wouldn't lie to me, and the feeling that I felt was a definite answer that this is His church and His gospel. I can now say with full confidence that this is the true church, that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that God loves us so much that he continues to call prophets today so that we can be led and guided down the path that will one day return us to His presence.

How I live my faith

I go to church on Sundays and I go to the different activities during the week like Family Home Evening, or the different firesides or devotionals. I go home teaching. I served a mission for 2 years in Costa Rica where I talked to people all day err day about the church. I love talking with people that I meet about the church, or answering any questions that people might bring up in conversation. I frequently say my prayers and study the scriptures.