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Hi I'm Brian Lee

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Scoutmaster and love what I do with the scouts. I love to read all types of books and recently I just finished writing my first novel. I am married to a wonderful young lady named Lisa. We have been together for eight years. We have a border collie named Oreo and a guinea pig named Ruby, but no children yet. I am an AVID tutor in our local school district. AVID stands for Achievement Via Individual Determination. Twice a week, I go to high schools in our area and attend AVID classes for 45 minutes each. in these classes, we tutors supervise tutorials that the students participate in. Not only do I love helping them learn new concepts, I love that I learn new things as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and was taught the church teachings by my parents and other caring adults. I was baptized when I was eight and lived the teachings as I was taught. I went through the motions because I was not sure I had a testimony. Then when I was a senior in High School, I had an experience that changed my life. It was Easter and in Utah, we have the choice to take seminary in high school during classes. I was in my seminary class, a class where young LDS students go to learn more about the scriptures and our beliefs, when my teacher showed us a video of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. He played a song in the background and had the video sound off. As I watched the video and listened to the song, I felt the Spirit so strongly that I cried. I knew right then that God loved me and I would never be able to repay Him and Jesus for what they have done for me. Since that moment, I have tried to do my best to follow them. I believe God loves us and wants the best for us. I believe that God and Jesus Christ visited a young man in 1820 when Joseph Smith, Jun. went intot the woods to pray and that through this young man, many truths have been restored. I have prayed to know the truth as well and while I have not had a vision, I have felt the Spirit in my heart and I know that God's teachings are true.

How I live my faith

I enjoy going to church each week and associating with the members and visitors. As mentioned above, I am a Scoutmaster and my wife is my assistant. We are very involved in Scouting. I served a mission for my church to East Germany for two years. While I was serving my mission, I discovered a lot about myself. I continue to study the german language and look back fondly on the time I spent there.

Who was Joseph Smith?

Brian Lee
Joseph Smith was a man like you and me. He lived and died for his faith. In 1820, when he was only fourteen years old, he wanted to know which church was true. He studied the question in his mind, attended various churches,and finally went to a secluded spot in the woods near his home in Palmyra, New York to ask God thorugh prayer. God answered his prayer and through this young man restored many lost truths to the world. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. He was not a rich man and he was persecuted his entire life. He was imprisoned and tortured by evil men who did not want to understand, yet he remained true to his faith. He was martyred in 1844 in Carthage, Illinois along with his older brother, Hyrum. He is honered and remembered as the first prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormon Church. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Brian Lee
To me, the Book of Mormon is a book of scripture, similar to the Holy Bible. It relates the spiritual and temporal history of a people that lived on the American Continent from 600 BC to 400 AD. The Book of Mormon answers many questions about the gospel, including where we come from, why we are here and where we are going after this life. Please read the Book of Mormon with an open mind. Let the Spirit guide you through the words and ask God through prayer if it is true. If you so decide to test the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, read Moroni 10:4-6, then kneel in sincere prayer and ask our Heavenly Father, who is the source of this sacred record, if it is true. Most important, listen to your feelings! Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Brian Lee
We believe that the family can be together forever through certain ordinances performed in our temples. Recently, my mother passed away from brain cancer and instead of being devestated by our loss, my family celebrated her life. My family has had its ups and downs, but we are still together. Why/ Because of the bond we share in believing that we are an etwernal family. Show more Show less