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Hi I'm Brent

I grew up on a ranch in Idaho. I work as an electrical engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work for a local semiconductor manufacturer. I enjoy the opportunity that work gives me to learn new things and to solve problems. I am married to a wonderful woman and try to be a good father to my four children. I love music and enjoy playing the piano and singing with my congregation's choir. I enjoy reading and don't feel comfortable unless I have some kind of book with me. I have eclectic tastes, but especially enjoy reading fantasy and science fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life, but the gospel came to have personal meaning to me during the two years that I lived in Argentina as a missionary. I saw how the gospel changed the lives of those that I taught and also how it changed myj own life. I came to love the scriptures and the truths that can be found in them. I learned that God loves us and answers our prayers. I came to understand more about Christ and his life. As I serve in the church and seek to raise my family, the gospel has been a source of strength for me. It has made me what I am today and I can't imagine my life without it.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a counselor in the bishopric of our ward. This means that I help our bishop in leading the ward and serving our members. I have learned alot as I have associated with and helped the adults, youth and children of our ward. I have had many challenges and blessings in this assignment. One of my favorite responsibilities is working with the twelve to fourteen year old boys in the ward, especially as they participate in scouting. I enjoy backpacking and camping with them. I enjoy seeing them grow and mature. On a more personal level, every day gives me opportunitie to serve and help everyone that is around me. Every day is an opportunity to do better and learn more about the gospel. Every day gives me an opportunity to start over with a clean slate. I have learned that I am happiest when I keep the commandments and serve God and those around me. Of course, I am human and make mistakes. But Christ's atonement allows me to repent and be forgiven for those mistakes. I am so thankful for the gospel and the happiness that it brings to me.