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Hi I'm Brian Brough

I grew up just outside of Memphis, Tennessee in Cordova. I love just about any sport out there. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up just outside of Memphis, Tennessee. I served a two-year mission for my church to Long Beach, California and have lived in Provo, Utah ever since. I'm finishing my degree in Psychology with several classes right now while I work full-time running the residential sales for a local fiber internet provider. Sales isn't something I consider natural for me, but I have done summer sales and worked at BYU's call center raising money for scholarships and other priorities of the school so it's where most of my experience has been. Growing up I loved to play and follow nearly every sport. I grew up a huge BYU (any sport) and Utah Jazz fan. I remember watching the Utah Jazz vs Chicago Bulls finals games as a kid. I won't include my feelings on that though. Priorities have appropriately changed since that time. However, I still love to play sports and exercise and follow the same teams when I can. I was also on my high school's competitive cheer squad and had the opportunity to compete at Nationals in Orlando, FL and make my once-in-a-lifetime appearance on ESPN. I had the opportunity to try out at the college level, but for now I'll be sticking to the other sports I love. I have 2 amazing parents and 3 siblings: 1 boy, 2 girls. My older sister is married and has a little boy. We are spread across the country between Tennessee, Utah, Idaho, and California, but we stay connected via email, text and phone calls.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I am a Mormon because I was born into the Church. My parents taught me since I was a child and I chose to be baptized into the Church when I was 8 years old. However, I continue to be a Mormon because I have learned that the path back to Heavenly Father is found in the teachings and ordinances of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I believe that God restored the power for man to act in His name (The Priesthood) through a prophet called Joseph Smith. Jesus Christ Himself leads this Church through prophets and apostles today just as He did when He was here. They receive His word and then share it. By this priesthood ordinance, where covenants are made with God, are performed and they are essential, even mandatory, to return to God. Through this Church I have come to know that I can find peace and happiness while I am here on earth and I can live with my current and future family forever when I die. I can learn what Truth is from prophets and apostles and scriptures that God has revealed and by that Truth come to know God better. Without what I have come to know through the Holy Ghost I don't know where I would be. It has come to mean everything to me.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? One day at a time. My faith is very important to me, but I have realized that the ability to live it the way I would like and know I should is something I alone do not have. I went through a time where my faith was a checklist. If I was not doing everything right then there was something wrong with me and I would think there was no way I could receive blessings. I have found that is not true and, in fact, that thinking was not from God, but from Satan. Now my faith is something I am striving to live each day. I won't be able to live it fully overnight, over a week, a month, a year, or even 10 years. I have come realize there's a reason I have been given an entire lifetime (hopefully) here on earth; it's to give me the time I need to learn, live, and love my faith. Above all though, I live my faith with the grace of God. The Atonement of Jesus Christ has come to mean everything to me because each day can be a new day. I can work on things as long as I need to until I get it right and it becomes part of my nature. Living my faith is not something I can do alone. Not if I want to live it how Heavenly Father would like me to. I would put it this way: The power to change is not accomplished by my power only, but it is my decision. Like the spotter at a bench press, my Savior will help me as I strive to lift, but He often only lifts just enough for me to continue forward. In short, I am striving to live my faith with Him. I've tried doing it the other way and it simply doesn't work.