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Hi I'm Brian

I love science and nature. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three in a blended family. Two of my wonderful children are step-children, and the youngest is mine biologically. I have a magnificent wife, who stays at home and home-schools our children. We enjoy the outdoors, creative crafts, and science. We are also vegetarians. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology and after accomplishing that, I will pursue a PhD in Ecology. I would like to help others live lighter on the earth and help recover what we have lost. My family and I thoroughly enjoy the outdoors. We like to go hiking or biking, making sure to stop or slow down to study the flowers, or caterpillars, or whatever else catches our eye.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this gospel is true. I grew up as a non-denominational Christian. In my childhood, my family attended several different churches. In my teenage years, I began reading more of the Bible. When I left for college, I left much of my church attendance behind. I began to enjoy the fellowship I had found with my friends to be more enjoyable than attending a church and receiving interpretations of the Bible from a single individual. I thought that if I could find a church that embodied that feeling of fellowship that I had found with my friends and the doctrine discovered within the New Testament, I would become a member. Unfortunately, I was not aware that I would not be able to maintain my testimony without much of a flock. Several years ago now, I met my wife. While we were dating she emphasized to me the importance of building a family within the gospel and introduced me to the Church. Having attended many Churches, I saw no harm in given another one a chance. After attending and seeing the fellowship and the precise doctrine of the New Testament. I wanted to know more. My wife told me that by reading the Book of Mormon I could learn all that I need to know. The Book of Mormon was difficult for me to accept as doctrine, however, I love to learn and could not turn it away so easily. It didn't take long for me to reach a part that proved rather difficult to accept. I read in the very first book about a prophet being commanded to kill a wicked drunk man. I knew many people were killed in the Bible and understood that many were commanded by Heavenly Father to be killed, but I had a hard time with this one. So I prayed to know whether the scripture was true. What I got in response was even more. I felt like there was a fire within and a feeling that told me that not only that scripture was true, but the entire book was true. I knew from then on that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ's work and ministry here on Earth.

How I live my faith

I took upon the name of Christ. This means to me that I should try my best to live as he did. I try always to love everyone, to serve everyone, to share the gospel with everyone. I know that I make mistakes too, but Heavenly Father sent us his only begotten son to atone for our sins. He gave us the gift of repentance. Despite the difficulties and hard times that we face throughout our lives, he will not forsake us if we come to him with a broken heart and a contrite spirit. I try my best to be a good example to my family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors. I continue to read the scriptures to learn more about the gospel. I enjoy an open communication with my Heavenly Father through the power of prayer. Without the spiritual guidance that He grants to us through the Holy Spirit, I would be lost.