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Hi I'm Brent

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband to a wonderful wife and a father of 7 children. We have a great daughter and 6 sons. All are married except our youngest and we have a son-in-law, 5 daughters-in-law, and 20 grandchildren. We love them all! I have worked as a packaging salesman for most of my life and really enjoy helping others in their business endeavors.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were Mormons. They provided a loving home for my sisters and I and encouraged us to attend Church and take an active role in the varied activities of the Mormon Church. I was blessed to have a great group of friends while growing up and they provided the support needed to continue my activity. It seems that I was blessed throughout my life to 'simply believe' that the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been restored through the Prophet Joseph Smith and that the Mormon Church was true. I had the opportunity to serve a mission and it was during that time and other opportunities to serve that my testimony grew. I know it is true because of the joy I feel in my life. I know that Heavenly Father and our Savior Jesus Christ live! I know that they know and love their children and want us to be happy during this time on earth. This knowledge is available to anyone who will pursue it!

How I live my faith

I have found that the greatest joy comes into my life when I am trying to do something for others. Serving others is a great way to put your troubles into perspective. When I have found myself 'down' and a little dreary and discouraged with the world, getting up and doing something for someone else will always put my own world into the proper order. My wife has been a great supporter of mine and an excellent example of service to others. With service, it doesn't have to be a GREAT ACT of service or something that everyone sees. Often, a small, seemingly insignificant act of service, a kind word or listening ear can bring great blessings to others as well as myself. To me, living my faith is about serving others.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Brent
The Book of Mormon is a wonderful source of direction and comfort. It is a companion to the Holy Bible and other modern scriptures. Mormons believe ALL that God has revealed over the years, all that He reveals during the modern era, and that He will yet reveal many great and important things that will bless our lives. The Book of Mormon gives wonderful explanation about the doctrines of the Gospel, gives us information about Heavenly Father's plan of salvation, and tells each of us what we must do to gain peace in our lives. Personally, having a guide to bring peace into my life has been a great blessing. Anyone who will try the experiment of reading the Book of Mormon can have this same experience! Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Brent
Young men, at age 18 or older, are encouraged to serve missions. For similarly aged young women, it is optional. We are encouraged as families to train our children to work and take responsibility in the home and to develop an understanding of the Gospel through home instruction, Sunday meetings, and educational opportunities that teach Gospel principles. Through this training and an understanding of our responsibilities as Christians, many young people and older couples develop a desire to serve as missionaries for the Church. Our emphasis as missionaries is serving others. Sometimes that will come through actual service opportunities in the countries where we called as missionaries and sometimes that service comes in the form of sharing the Gospel message in teaching and training situations. We consider it a privilege to serve missions but know that even at home, we have opportunities daily to serve others and to live our religious beliefs. In reality, life itself is one great missionary experience! Show more Show less