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Hi I'm Ryken

I'm a faithful Oregonian. I love all sports. I will visit Africa. I like peanut butter. But most importantly; I am a Mormon!

About Me

Hello World!! Who am I? I am a Missionary for the Church right now. I love to play sports, watch sports, and talk sports. I played lacrosse in highschool and love to play racquetball and wallyball! I have just gotten into drawing. I love it! Im not the best, but its something I am proud of. I also really like to cook. I want to be a chef..for my family. I have 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 brother in law, and 2 sisters in law. I also have 1 nephew and 2 neices! I love love love my family! Before my mission, I studied one year of college. I am hoping one day to enter into the medical field. Where it will take me, I have no clue. One of my biggest dreams is to visit Africa one day and do humanitarian aid. Yes, it will happen! I haven't been able to do a lot of incredible things thus far in my life, but isn't life itself incredible?

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? It's a very good question and if you asked me a year ago, I couldnt have told you. But through diligence, meeting some incredible people, and truly striving to want to be better, I have come to a realization of the importance of this Gospel. This Gospel is not just some gospel. This is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All my life, I have just gone to church. I liked it, but not really cared about it. But when I left home for school, I knew that it was time for me to grow up and find out life for myself. I can honestly say I now know this church is true. God is real and he loves you no less than He loves me. He loves me no less than He loves you. He is no respector of person and I have come to know this to be true. I also know that God's son, Jesus Christ, came to this Earth to suffer for EVERY SINGLE ONE of our sins, pains, trials, sicknesses, and struggles in life. It is only the greatest gift ever! There comes so much love, light, peace, and comfort through the knowledge of this Gospel of Jesus Christ. I can feel His presence every day of my life. I love Him. He loves me. And can't wait to live with Him again! Conversion is a process. We will never become fully converted. I am an investigator to His Church and will be my whole life. Everyday of my life is better than the last because I feel His love!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by spreading the Gospel. I am called to act in the name of Jesus Christ and do what He would be doing on the Earth if He were here. I have been called to serve people. I have been called to help people. I have been called to love people. I have been called to share His love by inviting them to come unto Him. I teach other, while others teach me. What a simple, wonderful, loving equation that makes my life the best life possible!