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Hi I'm Brian

I love airsoft, the great outdoors, and all things military... and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in California. I'm a gun nut, a military nut, and I love the great outdoors, especially when I get to see new places. I played Ice Hockey through my high school years and was on travel teams for most of that time. My family and I have been all over the U.S., and once in Canada, to play in tournaments, so we got to visit alot of cool places and meet some cool people doing that. It was alot of fun, mainly because my family would come too and we'd go sight-seeing in our off time. For work I was an apprentice to my dad as a Xerox technician for about 4-5 years. In my free time I drive my car, listen to my music, play video games, hang out with friends, and, whenever possible, I go shooting, play airsoft/paintball, go hiking/camping (usually with the scouts or something).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a "Mormon" because I know the principles, prophecies, doctrines, and testimonies found in the Book of Mormon are true. Not only through praying about them but also through putting them to the test. I know, that by the gift and power of God Joseph Smith translated an ancient record, telling of God's dealings with people in the Americas. I believe the Lord has blessed us with a great gift. He has given us, once again, spiritual leaders, to uplift, inspire, bless, and guide us in the way that we should go, here and now, just as he did anciently.

How I live my faith

I try the best I can to do the right thing, and to help out whenever possible. I read the scriptures and pray often so I can stay close to my Heavenly Father, and I go to church every week to learn more about him and to renew the promises I made with Him at my baptism.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Brian
I like to look at it this way; There once was a young couple who wanted to get married, so they looked around for someone to marry them. They found a priest who would do it for a good price, so they chose him. The priest marries them, and everything is wonderful, until they go to the courthouse to file for a tax-deduction. The worker asks for a marriage certificate, so they hand it to him. The worker looks at it for a minute, starts going through the computer, apparently looking for something. A couple minutes go by and finally the worker says "I'm sorry, but the man who married you isn't in the database. We have no record of him ever being authorized to marry anyone... You're not married..." The couple was devastated! They didn't know what to do. *He had the necessary paperwork and everything!* they thought. Turns out, the man had forged the license and paperwork to marry people... In their minds, at the time, they were married. However, in reality, their marriage wasn't recognized as legitimate. Regardless how sincere they felt, it didn't change the fact that they hadn't been married by someone who had the power to do so, and therefore, didn't have a valid marriage. God works in a similar way, He authorizes certain people to act in His name, with His permission, otherwise it can't be validated in heaven. Simple profession of of being called of God is insufficient. "No man taketh this honor unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron."(Hebrews 5:4) Show more Show less