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Hi I'm Brent

I'm a husband, a father, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happily married to my sweetheart and best friend and together we are beginning the journey of parenting. We have two wonderful children who keep us laughing and smiling every day. I enjoy spending time with my family, participating in sports, reading, and learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I've had many spiritual assurances through the Holy Ghost that this is the Lord's true, restored church upon the earth. These have come as I've read and prayed about the Book of Mormon, listened to and tried to follow the words of living prophets and apostles, and as I’ve observed God’s hand in my life. Having developed a knowledge of the complete, restored gospel truths found in this church has strengthened my faith in God and in Jesus Christ. I know that they live. The teachings of this church have also helped me to keep an eternal perspective which keeps me grounded and doing good things. Overall, being a Mormon has brought great joy to me and my family.  

How I live my faith

I try my best to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. I actively serve in church assignments and look for opportunities to help others, especially those in need.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Brent
Yes. We believe as the Bible states that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He has always followed a pattern of calling prophets. The current prophet on the earth today is Thomas S. Monson, who leads and guides this church. His role is similar to prophets of old, which is to reveal unto us God's mind and will for those willing to hear and obey. I invite anyone who may be skeptical to take a few minutes to listen to some of his words and you will know that he is a man of God. Hearing the words of the current twelve apostles will also strengthen those who are seeking for God's truths. Show more Show less

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Brent
We believe that both the Bible and Book of Mormon are ancient books of scripture. The main difference between the two is that the Bible primarily takes place in Europe and Asia, whereas the Book of Mormon takes place in North and South America. They each contain the writings of prophets and a record of God's dealings with the people. The Bible has been translated over the years several different times by several different people into several different versions. The Book of Mormon was translated once through a modern day prophet from the 19th century named Joseph Smith. We believe that Joseph was led to the ancient record by the angel Moroni, who was the last author of the Book of Mormon that originally buried the plates. The book's truth affirms whether Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet and whether this church is true. Having both books of scripture help clarify much of the doctrinal confusions in Christianity. Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Brent
Yes. This is one of the great missing truths that has been restored to the earth through this church. We believe that under the proper priesthood authority that couples can be sealed in temples for time and all eternity, not just until "death do us part." Having this knowledge has strengthened our marriage and deepened our commitment to each other and our family. Yes, we believe that the family is the fundamental unit of eternity and that they can be together throughout eternity. Show more Show less