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Hi I'm Bret Jorgensen

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in San Antonio, Texas and joined the church during my senior in high school. I later graduated from the University of Texas in1991 with an engineering degree and married my wife in the Bountiful Utah Temple in 2000. We currently have five small children (3 girls and 2 boys). My wife and I both served Spanish speaking missions (me in East Los Angeles and my wife in Valencia, Venezuela). After marrying, we lived in Venezuela for 3 years working for ConocoPhillips. When I am not at home with my children, I enjoy hunting, camping and doing most anything outdoors. We currently live in Billings, Montana.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my parents did not attend church but taught me gospel principles. I always believed in God and knew that he listened to prayers and had a strong desire to learn more about Jesus Christ and the Bible. When I turned 16, I got my own car keys and attend an LDS church for the first time and agreed to listen to the missionary discussions. As I continued to pray and listen to their message, I noticed a change in my life and decided to be baptized. I have never regretted that decision. Since joining the church, I decided to serve a full-time mission myself and loved seeing others embrace the gospel and learn how to pray by themselves for the first time. I konw God answers prayers and I have no doubt that I am following the path my Savior would want me to follow.

How I live my faith

The church teaches a principle of "Home Teaching" where you and another individual are assigned a set of 3-4 families to look after and check on monthly. This has become a true joy for me to be apart of other's lives and help them as needs arise. You also get the opportunity to share spriritual messages and help them grow closer to the Savior. My family also conducts a weekly "Family Home Evening" were each of my kids have a responsiblity that rotates weekly (welcomes/introduction, opening song, scripture, teach a lesson, do an activity, share a treat/refreshment and say closing prayer). It is fun to watch the kids grow and learn.

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

Bret Jorgensen
Yes. My wife and I were married "sealed" together in the Bountiful, Utah temple. As my wife and I held hands and listened to the words of the invididual officiating our wedding, I could feel the Spirit of the Lord's presence and knew that our marriage was sanctified of God. I now know that regardless of what happens to us here in this life that each of us along with each of our precious children are promised that we will be a family forever. That is a most reassuring feeling. Show more Show less