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Hi I'm Brian

Husband, father, high school teacher and doctoral student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am grateful to be married to a wonderful wife and to have a sweet little daughter. I am very busy as a high school Spanish teacher and as a doctoral student. I love spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy playing sports and outdoor activities.

Why I am a Mormon

The reason why I am a Mormon is because it has always felt right. I like to compare this certainty to entering a house on a cold winter's day and feeling the warmth of the heater. You know the heater is working because you can feel it. There is no denying it! Through similar feelings, I have come to know that God lives, Jesus is my Savior, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints is true. There is no doubt in my mind! My faith is everything to me! I have experienced more joy and happiness then I ever thought possible. This joy and happiness has always been accompanied by an overwhelming sense of peace. Because of this church I have learned that God is my Father in Heaven and I can speak with Him through prayer. I have learned through experience that He hears and answers my prayers. I have learned that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he has made it possible for me to repent of my short-comings and receive help and comfort in my trials. I have learned that families can be together even after death. I lost my Grandfather a few years ago and I know that I will see him again. This knowledge helped me to deal with his loss and will help me to deal with future losses. My faith, hope, happiness, and all I hold dear is due to my membership in this wonderful church.

How I live my faith

This church is structured to give each member an opportunity to serve each other. One of my most favorite opportunities was working with the young men. As their advisor I went on campouts with them, taught lessons and helped them advance in the Boy Scouts of America program. It was a great experience. My family and I go to church every Sunday. This act alone brings us closer together. Church is broken down into three blocks. Fist we all meet together to sing and listening to talks by fellow members. Next, as a group, we study the scriptures while our daughter spends time in nursery singing songs, playing games, and listening to basic lesson on God and Jesus. Lastly, the men and women separate and meet to participate in lessons on how to become better husbands/wives and fathers/mothers through applying the teachings of Jesus Christ. Sundays are such a great day for us. It is a day to worship the Lord, spend time together, rest from our labors, and be reminded as to what is most important in life.