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Hi I'm Brian

I'm an athlete. I'm a story writer. I'm a California boy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an average person. I love doing athletic things. Sports make me happy. I played football for a short time in high school and played basketball for all 4 years and hope to continue in college. I love peace. I like chillin' with people that like chillin'. I am going to attend BYU-Idaho where I will study to become a physical therapist. I'm an Eagle Scout. I love the outdoors and the plethora of activities that can be done. I would like to be a beach bum, but my skin and conscience are to sensitive, I couldn't stay for too long without getting sunburned or guilt burned for not doing anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are members of the Church. I realize that many people tune out after hearing this from a person, figuring they are living on borrowed testimony. That is not the case for me. I have a story just like any convert to the Church. When I was younger, I struggled with inadequacies, fears, temptation just like the rest of us in the world. I knew that my parents and teachers throughout the years said that the gospel could help with these things. For a long time I accepted it, but until I started doing these things for myself and for the love of Heavenly Father, I didn't recognize that they not only help, but are true principles that draw me closer to my Father in Heaven. The more I learn in the gospel, the more I recognize the hand of the Lord in my life. I recognize that I can be more confident, I don't have to fear, and that the Lord makes my life a better one to live, not easier, but better. I even recognize that even when I make mistakes, the Lord loves me, and is willing to teach me so that I may become an improved individual. It's given me hope. It's given me direction. The gospel of Jesus Christ gave me my life.

How I live my faith

It has all started with my attitude and outlook on life. I, as I study, pray, and keep the commandments, realize that I gain a greater appriciation for life and that I am able to contribute more to others. I, through learning of the Savior and trying to become like him, have gained the strength to "turn the other cheek" instead of getting upset and blowing up. I receive strength from living a chaste life, from not allowing certain substances into my body or thoughts into my mind, from looking at every other person I come in contact with as a son or daughter of God that are loved by Him just as much as He loves me. This is the only way of life for me. I'm not perfect, but as I try my best to live according to God's will, I feel comfort and strength, which helps me to have the motivation to face each new day, and the challenges accociated. I also have the opportunity to work with those guys you see riding their bikes around in their suits. I get to go and talk with people about how they can come closer to Jesus Christ. I help people feel comfortable as they learn from the missionaries, come to church, and answer their questions.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Not only husbands and wives, but their children as well. This is one of the most important reasons why we are on this earch, to have a family, not only for this life, but in our life with our Heavenly Father when we depart from this one. I feel that I will be so much more dedicated to my family with the knowledge that we will be together forever. This brings me some of my greatest joys! Show more Show less