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Hi I'm Brent Andrewsen

I am a father of three children, a cybersecurity consultant, USA Track & Field member, cinnamon roll enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Growing up in a small suburban community in Minnesota, I graduated from the largest high school in the state. I was one of seven LDS church members in my high school. I was fortunate to have good friends who accepted me and respected my beliefs. I completed four years of early morning seminary during high school and junior high to prepare to serve a full-time mission in Taiwan. I am the oldest of six children and one of my fondest memories is traveling with my family across the country in our big green van. While traveling with my family from coast-to-coast, we stopped at nearly every national and state park to go camping. I still enjoy traveling, but "roughing it" has taken on a new theme. My kids think we are roughing it when we all sleep in the same room at the hotel. My perspective on life and on the world has been shaped by these and other experiences. My wife and I love to breath in the people, food, and culture in every place we have been. Our travels have taken us to N. America, S. America, Asia and Europe. We love sharing these experiences with our children to help them understand their place among their peers around the world. Stephanie and I believe that we are all God's children and that we have a collective responsibility love, serve, feed, and protect one another.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in the principles and doctrines found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Christ taught us that we have a Father in heaven. He along with other prophets like Moses, Abraham, and Isaac, taught us that our Father sent his Son, Jesus Christ to pay the price for our mistakes so we can be clean and return to live with Him. Jesus taught us that we should love one another, that we should serve each other, and that we can live a more joyful life by following Christ's teachings, and also obtain eternal life. I find strength in living the principles taught by Jesus Christ that are found in the LDS Church. Living a spiritual life blesses my family. I am more loving, more patient, and more focused on serving others because of my faith in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I work to live my faith daily through prayer, repentance, and obedience to God's commandments. I express my faith through service to my friends, family, and neighbors. The LDS Church is an important part of my life. When I was 19 years old, I waited to start college and left to serve a 2-year, full-time mission to the small island country of Taiwan. I served the people of Taiwan as I taught them the gospel of Jesus Christ and by serving them in many other ways. In addition to teaching the gospel, I taugh English classes, repaired homes, and cleaned community buildings. For those who were interested in my faith, I shared messages about Jesus Christ, including faith, repentance, baptism, the gift of the Holy Ghost, and about the importance of families in God's plan for his children. After returning home, I attended University and continued my church service part time. In The Church we are given local assignments to serve in a variety of ways. I have served as a youth leader to 12-year old boys, a Sunday School teacher, a president of a priesthood quorum of men, and a secretary to the local Bishop. In general terms, as a church we seek after those who are struggling spiritually, emotionally, socially, financially, or in any other way. We work together to help each other become self-sufficient. Serving in this way blesses my life. I have found that serving others gives me joy, improves my friendships, and offers fulfillment I have not found in other ways.