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Hi I'm Brent

I'm a husband, a child of God, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happily married man that enjoys simple things in life. I believe that being honest and true is the best way to find lasting happiness and fulfillment. To me, a good ethic is to give more than you are expected to, and, never do anything that would embarrass your family.  

Why I am a Mormon

I owe part of my membership in the church to my parents, because I was born into a family of faithful Christians. The other part was my own desire to know the truth about the purpose of this life. Through consistent study, prayer, and obedience to God's commandments, I was able to feel a certainty that the Mormon faith was true. 

How I live my faith

I attend church meetings every Sunday and serve as the financial clerk for our congregation. I view my service as a sacred trust from God and love those with whom I serve. The donations of the members are handled with great care and are used to help the poor, needy, and suffering, as well as building and maintaining houses of worship for the members to gather in. I also serve as a home teacher, which means I visit an assigned family in our congregation along with another man of the church. Together, we assist the family in any way we can as we follow the example of the Savior Jesus Christ, who was always engaged in a good cause. As it is a great blessing to be part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it is only fair that we share our happiness and knowledge with others so that they can receive blessings from the Lord as well.  

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Brent
In philosophy, there is a lot of discussion about how it is that people can come to know things about our world and existence. Some say that we know things through our physical senses, and others say through experience or reasoning. I believe that we can come to know our Father in Heaven by using all of those ways, but each individual will gain that knowledge in a way that is unique to them. For me, my knowledge of Heavenly Father has primarily come through exerting faith in Him and following His will and commandments, as found in the words of His prophets. I also receive knowledge by praying to Him, which results in personal revelation in the form of feelings and thoughts. I believe that "by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things" Moroni 105, The Book of Mormon. When I feel the Holy Ghost, I know I am coming to know my Heavenly Father a little more because I can feel His love and gentle nudges to lead me in correct paths. By following a life of righteousness, I come to understand the nature of God.   Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Brent
"Mormons have a highly family-centric theology, believing that God is literally our Spiritual Father and that we lived as spirit persons with our heavenly parents before coming to this earth. Marriage and procreation provide the physical bodies that allow additional spiritual siblings to come from the spiritual pre-life into mortality. And we believe that families can continue to be together in the hereafter. In this context, marriage between a man and a woman, and having children together, lies at the center of God's plan and is a core purpose and reason for this earth and our life on it. Hopefully, understanding that Mormons have these beliefs makes it easier for you to see why we want to protect the institution of marriage as the union of a man and a woman, and for you to understand that our church is not anti-gay but pro-marriage. We always try to mention that we view all people as our brothers and sisters and we add our personal belief that we favor full-rights-giving civil unions, and that it is the divine and eternally purposed concept of marriage that we are trying to protect." -Linda and Richard Eyre, Mormon Times, Dec 3, 2010  Show more Show less