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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a 5th grade teacher, happily married, I love the outdoors, and I play the drums.

About Me

I come from a family of 6 kids. I have always loved being in a big family. I've now started my own family - I've been married for nearly 5 years and we have an adorable daughter. I love being active - whether that be hiking in the mountains of Colorado, dirt-biking in Moab, playing soccer at a local park, or participating in triathlons. I'm quite into music. I'm a drummer and have played in numerous bands. In particular, I'm fond of Jazz, funk, and rock. I also dabble on the piano. I also enjoy a good Chuck Norris joke every once in a while. From June of 2005 to June of 2007, I went on a mission for my church to the Philippines. Here I learned the crazy language of Tagalog and came to love the Filipino people as I shared with them the teachings of Jesus Christ. They are always smiling, laughing, and eager to help out. I made many close friends with whom I still keep in contact. This experience was especially rewarding because I helped many to find peace and joy as they drew nearer to Christ. After my mission, I eventually decided to pursue a career in education. I have now been teaching for 5 years. I thoroughly enjoy having the opportunity to influence children for good - helping them gain understanding, build confidence, and develop moral character. I plan to eventually become a principal. I find the most joy in spending time with my family - nieces and nephews, siblings, parents, extended family, and most especially - my wife and daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I am a Mormon because it makes me happy and brings me peace. The teachings of Jesus Christ, which are found in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon, have helped and continue to help me live a rich and positive life. By following Christ's example and serving others, I experience genuine happiness. Another reason I am Mormon is because it allows me to know what God wants me to do. God communicates to us through Prophets and Apostles. These chosen vessels speak to us twice a year in what's called General Conference. As I listen to their inspired words, I gain personal insight as to how I can be a better husband, father, friend, and neighbor. It is an amazing blessing to have ongoing revelation from God. I find strength, peace, and purpose by reading the scriptures, going to church, and fulfilling my responsibilities as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Another significant reason I am Mormon is because it provides me with the knowledge and access to God's perfect plan. Through the scriptures and modern revelation, I know that before this life, I lived with God. I know that I chose to come here and have experiences on Earth. And I know that if I study and keep God's commandments, I will be able to be resurrected and return to Live with Him after I die. And to sweeten the deal, I get to be with my family as well. I know that if I remain faithful, I will live with my wife and family forever. This brings me immense joy. These are the reasons why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I love the opportunity to serve and have responsibilities - to be needed. The Lord always needs people to help in His work. I have had opportunities to set up activities, to teach, and to serve those in need. I also love to read the scriptures and apply the teachings of Christ and the prophets. This gives me the strength to make better choices and to understand and achieve my purpose in life.

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

Most of my life, Gordon B. Hinckley was the prophet. There were many times that I felt a strong confirmation that he was a prophet of God - not so much in the language he used, or the doctrines he taught, but in the feelings I felt in my heart when he spoke. I just knew he had been called of God to lead and direct God's children here on Earth. I often found strength to do what was right because I listened to the advice and teachings of President Hinckley. When he passed away, it was hard for me, but I quickly received that same confirmation from the newly called prophet, Thomas S. Monson. President Monson is the prophet today, and I love to hear him speak, and to see his tremendous example of dedicated service. Again, I have felt in my heart, and know in my mind, that he too is a prophet of God. So yes, we do have prophets alive today, and just like Moses, they are here to lead us to safety. I know that as we heed their counsel, we will make good choices, we will be happy, and we will be blessed by God. Show more Show less