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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a video gamer, a poet, a bicycle mechanic, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Return Missionary, and I served in the California Fresno Mission. I currently work in the Electronics department for a major retailer, and I enjoy my job. I am going to get married very soon to the most incredible woman I have ever met. We are going to be married for time and all eternity in the Ogden Temple, and we are so excited! I enjoy playing video games, watching movies-especially science fiction movies, reading books, cooking, and just being over all creative. I have a deep love for cats and I hope to have two or three as pets some time soon. I moved to Utah from Texas a little over a year after I finished my Mission in order to help take care of my Grandma. It is here that I met the woman I am marrying, which makes the move more than worth it. I currently am taking online college courses to earn a degree in Network Administration.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because I know this church is true. I've read the Book of Mormon, and asked our Heavenly Father if it is true. I was answered in such a way that I can't deny the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, or the testimony of Joseph Smith. This church has done more to bring my family closer together then anything else in this world ever could.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing all I can to act in a manner that Christ would have me act. No matter where I am or what I am doing, I am to be like his representative in how I choose to live. When someone is baptized into the Mormon church they make a very special promise that they will always remember Christ, be obedient to the commandments that he has given, and to take upon them His name. That means that we willingly do all we can to act as he would, to love all people as if they were our family, to care for each other. We promise to always remember our Savior and follow the perfect example He is. I try my best to live up to that example as much as I can. I know I won't be perfect, but it's the honest effort to follow him at makes it matter. I live my faith by always being willing to serve those around me in meaningful ways. I live my faith by following the commandments we have received from both ancient and modern revelation to the best of my abilities. I may not always understand why these commandments are what they are, but I have seen time and time again that obedience to these commandments brings blessings.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Brian
Mormon Missionaries will share where our church really came from. They will share what our beliefs are and why they are so important to us. They will share the truth about any topic related to the church. Their goal isn't to convert as many people as possible or to convince you of the truth. Their purpose is to invite you to find out if the Book of Mormon is true for yourself. They can't force you, nor do they want to force you into anything. They just invite you to read and pray, asking God if it is true or not. The Missionaries will share what we call the Plan of Salvation which teaches us where we came from before we were born, why we are here, and what happens to us after we die. They will share the Gosple of Jesus Christ, and how that affects us in our daily lives. They will share with you all of what our Heavenly Father has asked us to do and why it brings so much joy into our lives when we willingly follow Him. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Brian
Joseph Smith is a Prophet, who was called by God to fulfill a very special roll in these days. He was an ordinary man with an extraordinary call. We don't worship him, or hold him higher then any other, but we love him as a servant of God. At age 14 he saw a vision in which God the Eternal Father, and his Son Jesus Christ both appeared to him and told Joseph that the truth was not fully present on the earth at that time, but through him and the work they were calling him to do, the full truth would be restored. Of course a 14 year old farm boy would be very young and in-experienced for the kinds of tasks he would be asked to do. Three years would pass before he was visited again by a Heavenly messenger named Moroni. Moroni was a Prophet as well, but he lived in the ancient Americas. He told Joseph that the Lord had a work for him, which was to translate an ancient record that had been kept and preserved which details the dealings of the people here, their prophets, and an account of Christ's personal ministry there after his resurection. All of this may seem incredible, but you can know its true by asking God himself through prayer. Joseph Smith is a Prophet. He does not replace Christ in any way, and he in not more important then any individual in scriptural history. The reason we talk about him so much though is because of his great effort and sacrifice as a servant of God. We love and revear him because he was faithful to the end to what he had been called to do. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Brian
Joseph Smith is a Prophet, who was called by God to fulfill a very special roll in these days. He was an ordinary man with an extraordinary call. We don't worship him, or hold him higher then any other, but we love him as a servant of God. At age 14 he saw a vision in which God the Eternal Father, and his Son Jesus Christ both appeared to him and told Joseph that the truth was not fully present on the earth at that time, but through him and the work they were calling him to do, the full truth would be restored. Of course a 14 year old farm boy would be very young and in-experienced for the kinds of tasks he would be asked to do. Three years would pass before he was visited again by a Heavenly messenger named Moroni. Moroni was a Prophet as well, but he lived in the ancient Americas. He told Joseph that the Lord had a work for him, which was to translate an ancient record that had been kept and preserved which details the dealings of the people here, their prophets, and an account of Christ's personal ministry there after his resurection. All of this may seem incredible, but you can know its true by asking God himself through prayer. Joseph Smith is a Prophet. He does not replace Christ in any way, and he in not more important then any individual in scriptural history. The reason we talk about him so much though is because of his great effort and sacrifice as a servant of God. We love and revear him because he was faithful to the end to what he had been called to do. Show more Show less