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Hi I'm Drew

I'm a management consultant, a tech strategist, and an an IT visionary. My name is Drew Brown, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The tech world has always been my home. I hacked my first server at 14 I completed a major IT certification at 17 and the pattern has continued for years I now work as a management consultant redesigning organizations in the IT industry. I'm deeply committed to my field and work, and love what I do. But would I give all this up for anything? Yes, I would. And I have before. I completely got out of tech once, for two years, so I could volunteer as a church missionary full-time. To understand why I did this, and would do it again, you need to understand why I am a Mormon. 

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager, I wanted to know what the truth was in life. Is there a God? Will this all end when I die? I didn't know, but I determined that I was going to find out what the truth was in life and accept it. I read the Book of Mormon twice, the New Testament twice, a few hundred pages out of the old testament, attended church regularly, and then decided to pray to know if it was true. And then I got my answer. I knew, on my knees, at seventeen, that the Book of Mormon was scripture, that Jesus was and is the Christ, and that my soul would live on after I died in this life. I've regularly studied the scriptures since and striven to live the life that my savior would have me live, and I work daily to keep doing this.

How I live my faith

Through classes at church, I regularly teach the Book of Mormon and the Bible to people who are interested in learning more about it. I also regularly discuss religion with friends of all faiths, and am open to having these discussions with anyone. Privately, I study my scriptures daily and pray often. I also do these things with my wife and three children, and set aside one night each week devoted to having a longer gospel lesson and fun activity with my family. While we have many spontaneous lessons and fun times during the week, this regular, rhythmic time together helps keep us close and is especially looked forward to by the children. 

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Drew
One of the most significant aspects of the role of parents is accountability for their children. This is a very significant principle I teach to my clients - only one person or group can be accountable for something, and that person or group is ultimately in charge of its outcome. Responsibility may be delegated for some things, but the accountable party owns the final decisions. Parents are accountable for their children. Teachers, preachers, and others may have responsibility delegated to them for improving various aspects of the children's lives, but parents ultimately own and lead the development and raising of their children. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Drew
There is a prophet on the earth today, and his name is Thomas Monson. It's not a fancy name. Neither during the times of the Old Testament were Ezekiel, or Micah. But like them, he is a prophet, called by God. Nothing revealed by modern-day prophets is unusual, if one is familiar with the Bible. The same God who revealed truth to the prophets who wrote the Bible reveals truth to modern prophets, and the things revealed agree with the scriptures of old. But God gives us prophets today to guide us right now, just as ancient prophets guided those people. Show more Show less