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Hi I'm Brent

I am a healthcare administrator, husband, and father. I love life, sports, the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like many people, I hope to make a positive difference in the world someday. I love sports, music, history, geocaching, and spending time in the great outdoors. My greatest love somehow agreed to marry me and together we have two wonderful children. Though originally from Utah, we currently call the beautiful Midwest our home. Life can be pretty hectic with a young family, a job and full-time school, but we make it work and find lots of joy along the way!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I find an abiding happiness through the truths I've learned. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has brought purpose to every aspect of my life. I know who I am, why I am here and where I am going. I know that we have a God above--our Heavenly Father--who loves us, who listens to us, and who wants us to be happy. He depends on me to bless His children through my example, my faith, and my service.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church each Sunday and by coordinating the efforts of missionaries who go out to teach others about our church and who provide service to the community. I also live my faith by being a force for good in the world. I've found that even small things can make a big difference, like being positive and having a smile on my face, or avoiding gossip or negative conversations.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Brent
We believe that a family is central to our Heavenly Father's plan. What we mean by this is that mothers and fathers have a sacred responsibility to love and nurture their children and teach them correct principles that will help them to eventually return to His presence. While none of us are perfect, we believe that God honors parents who provide support, discipline, love, encouragement, and safety for their children. We believe that families should work together, play together, and foster mutual respect and love for one another. We believe that the greatest work we can accomplish in this life is within the walls of our home--a place where we have great influence on future generations. As we live gospel principles, we can create a place of peace and refuge from an increasingly complex and difficult world. We also believe that by living according to the commandments that our Savior Jesus Christ and other prophets have revealed to us, we can one day return to the presence of God, our Heavenly Father. One of the greatest blessings we can receive in this life is to be "sealed" with our family members forever. This means that the family relationships we treasure most, such as marriage, can be continued beyond the grave. Special ordinances, like family sealings, occur in the temples throughout the world. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Brent
The Mormon Church began in Palmyra, New York and is formally named The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. However, we believe that the Church is actually a restoration of the same Church that Jesus Christ organized in New Testament times. We also believe the Church existed in many eras prior to the time of Christ, all the way back to the time of Adam and Eve. We find evidence of these organizations in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon when God called prophets to teach His children. Show more Show less