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Hi I'm Brent

I like to travel, try new foods, and being a dad. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are the parents of five children who range in age from 20 to three. I'm a big fan of Apple products: iPhone, MacBook Air, iPad, etc. and love to study languages and cooking. I like to travel. I served a mission for my church in South America (Ecuador) when I was 19 years old. During college I signed up for travel abroad to Australia, Fiji, New Zealand and Australia and Jerusalem the Holy Land, Jordan and Egypt. Recently I was able to travel to Germany, Italy and Switzerland. I love the diversity of people. There are good people everywhere..and good food! Being a dad has been one of the greatest experiences of my life. Growing up, I knew I wanted to marry but I was unprepared for the joy that came when my own children were born. I didn't believe in love at first sight until I had children. They are awesome! The teachings of Jesus Christ have prepared me to raise and guide my family, to help them to be happy and prepared to be parents someday. I don't see the commandments of Jesus Christ as restrictive. To me they are descriptions of how to act so I can live life to the fullest. Sometimes that takes faith especially when I'm tempted to follow my own will. But I know for sure, that following his commandments has never left me feeling regret. His blessings and His peace have always come at the right time.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that God has a plan for each of us His children, a plan structured to bring us joy in this life and in the world to come. I want to follow His will for me. I'm grateful for living prophets and apostles that stand as watchmen to help me stay on the path and help me avoid detours to my plan of happiness.

How I live my faith

Currently I participate in my local congregation by visiting assigned families in their homes monthly. I check to make sure they are doing well physically, emotionally and spiritually. I view the other families in my congregation as family. They have helped me and my family many times. I try to do the same for them. I seek to do what Jesus would do if he were in my place--especially when it involves interacting with others at work or with members of my family. I pray to know God's will and then to do it. More often than not the answer is how I can love others better (more patient, more willing to help, etc.). I feel that God is all about love. He loves us. He wants what's best for us, for us to be happy long term. If we believe that, we're better prepared to be patient in hard times and not complain. Everything works for our good. When you start from that premise, you look for how this experience is helping you, not why this had to happen to you. You see the potential growth from any situation as an investment in who you are as a person and not something that lessens you.

Are Mormons Christians?

I imagine there are many ways to define what one means by the term "Christian." To me, being Christian means striving to seek and follow the will of God. I believe that is what Jesus did. I want to follow his example. I want to bless others, I want to keep His commandments, I want to answer his call to Come and Follow Him. Show more Show less