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Hi I'm Brent

I'm married. I have a BA in Political Science and my goal is to become a US diplomat. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I studied Political Science and got a BA with minors in Spanish and French. I served a 4 month internship at the US Embassy in Guatemala where I decided that I definitely want to be a diplomat. While there I also met my future wife! I plan on getting an MA in Diplomacy and am always trying to get into the US foreign service so I can see the world and try and do some good in it at the same time. I'm currently working three jobs and preparing both for the Foreign Service Officer Test, and to begin the MA program in September.

Why I am a Mormon

For a while I wasn't sure about God, Religion, Heaven, Hell, etc... My Mom was very sure and got a little worried when I told her I didn't believe in God. She asked, "Well, what are you going to do then?" I knew if I wasn't sure, I needed to study and find out what I believe if I wanted to be happy with whatever path I take in life, so I told her that's what I would do. I began by reading the Old Testament of the Bible, since that is pretty universaly accepted as true scripture by most major world religions (Jews, Christians, Muslims, Mormons, Jehova's Witnesses, Seventh Day Adventists). Certain scriptures, specifically in Isaiah seemed to say to me, without a doubt, that a Savior, a Messiah, was going to come. From what I knew about the story of Christ, it seemed like Isaiah was describing Him. That led me to read the New Testament. Certain quotes by Jesus, Paul, and Peter led me to believe that the truth would be changed over time and there would be a need for a restoration of that truth. Every time I found these scriptures that guided my thoughts I could feel something intangible pulling me. The Mormon church teaches about a restoration of the truth and I was pulled to it without recognizing where the pull was coming from... I just thought the studying was working out. I began to skeptically read the Book of Mormon. One day I came to the book of Alma, chapter 32, and as I read my mind was finally opened to what had been happening to me. The spirit of God filled my body and mind and I felt like I knew everything but at the same time I had a million questions! I came out of that experience with one clear fact, The Book of Mormon is true, the restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the profet Joseph Smith did actually happen, and this was the path I needed to be on if I wanted to continue to learn the truth about God. That's why I'm here and I'm still learning!

How I live my faith

English I currently work 60 to 70 hours a week in 3 very low paying jobs so it makes attending all church activities a little difficult. That said, I never work Sundays, and I'm in charge of the missionary work in our little Spanish speaking branch where me and my wife live. I manage to finish my work in all my jobs, go to church on Sunday, and still have time to go on at least one date a week with my wife - aside from God there's nothing more important than her. Espanol Actualmente trabajo entre 60 y 70 horas cada semana con 3 trabajos que no pagan mucho entonces a veces es dificil asistir a todas las actividades. Habiendo dicho eso, nunca trabajo los domingos, y estoy encargado de la obra misional en nuestra ramita de hispanohablantes aqui donde vivimos mi esposa y yo. Logro cumplir mis deberes en todos mis trabajos, ir a la iglesia los domingos, y todavia hay tiempo para salir con mi esposa por lo menos una vez cada semana - aparte de Dios, no hay nada mas importante que ella.

Are Mormons Christians?

The name of the church is, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So the answer is yes, we are Christians, we believe in Christ and follow him and he is central to everything we do and teach in the church. Without him we are all lost and eternally without hope. Really, it's scary to think of an afterlife or lack thereof; an end of thought and consciousness. It used to scare me. I'm a Mormon now and a Christian and I know Christ is our only salvation from that kind of an indescribably horrible fate. Show more Show less