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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a fun-loving, willing-to-listen friend that enjoys good company and a good laugh...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 27 year-old college student in Utah, originally from Oregon, USA. I am a son of wonderful parents, a brother to five siblings, and hopefully a friend to many. I love my family and friends, and really enjoy spending time with them. I come from a family of six children, with two sisters and three brothers. I'm the fifth of the six kids. I love to be outdoors and to enjoy this beautiful world created for us. It is a wonderful place. I really enjoy playing sports. I speak fluent Spanish and love the many peoples throughout the world that speak Spanish. I haven't traveled much, but plan on doing much of it in the future. I can't imagine an ignorant existence where I know little to nothing about the different people of this world-their customs, traditions, way of life, and their smiles. I spent two years serving a mission for the church in California and I absolutely loved it! I now work helping aid in the missionary effort for the church while going to school, studying economics.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I've always had a feeling that it is the best course for me. I've done things in my life that haven't made me happy or brought me any lasting satisfaction. It has been a long process for me to have the confidence that my life really is pleasing to a God I am coming to know and learning to love. But regardless of how I have let others down and failed in my own sight, I feel and know that there is Someone standing at my side to lift me up when I fall and stable me when I falter. I have felt it, and continue to feel it daily. In my own journey, I have repeatedly read the Book of Mormon, prayed to know of its truth, and God, over and over again, answers my petitions. And those answers confirm my faith that it (the Book of Mormon) is indeed is true...and everything that comes with it is sealed to my heart as implicitly true. I know it. I grew up a member of this church, however, I made my own decision to do what I have felt is right, in spite of the lure and taunting of other people and things that seem desirable. I know God loves me, and that has been evidenced by the many blessings and opportunities I have been afforded in my brief life. I continue to feel His love as I read the Book of Mormon and come to understand better how God sees me and what He expects of me through sincere prayer. I have gained for myself an undeniable witness that God our Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, did truly appear to a 14 year-old boy named Joseph Smith. This may seem impossible to some, however I can't deny the things I have felt and have witnessed personally. I have exercised faith in Jesus Christ in doing my best to follow in His footsteps. That always brings me lasting satisfaction, even though it gets really tough to keep going at times. The feelings of peace and strength I frequently receive as I live what has been asked of me by God are witness enough to keep going. I am grateful for that constant kindness and care He unfailingly and so freely gives.

How I live my faith

I do the best I can to follow in Christ's footsteps-by doing as He would do if He were to live here and be among us today. By being a faithful friend, a loving son, and a dedicated citizen of my community and country, I feel like I can emulate Christ. I instruct and help young adult missionaries of my faith learn how to invite others come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel of Christ-how to help people begin to make changes in their own lives that help them live as Christ has taught us to. It's something I am passionate about and for which have a great deal of love. I also believe in treating others with the utmost respect and kindness. Each of us deserve it as imperfect children of a Perfect Father.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

The Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead who works in harmony with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Many people not of the LDS faith call these three beings together the Trinity. These three beings are one in purpose, however not one in personage, meaning they do not all dwell in one body. They are three distinct individuals. The Father and the Son have perfected bodies of flesh and bone. The Holy Ghost does not. His role is to testify of truth, giving a spiritual witness to each person that seeks to know and do God's will with an honest heart. Through the Holy Ghost, we can know that which the prophets and apostles say is true and that it comes from God. The Holy Ghost also gives us comfort and direction in times of need as we live in accordance with what God has revealed through His prophets. Show more Show less