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Hi I'm Brian

I've lived most of my life in California. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I found satisfaction with my business career, I have learned the greatest joy is time spent with family. Smiles abound when we are surrounded by our 17 grandchildren. Love of family not only includes our posterity and extended family, but it also includes our ancestors. I love discovering who they are and the contributions they made to this country.

Why I am a Mormon

I love our Heavenly Father's plan for each of us, especially regarding the eternal nature of families. Knowing that I will be with my family forever after this earth life is comforting and makes them more special to me.

How I live my faith

I love to help people discover more about their ancestors and have served as a volunteer in our church Family History Centers. As my children grew, I served as a scout master and enjoyed our treks together. Currently I am teaching youth ages 21-30, and as a volunteer conducting tours to those that visit our church historic sites.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Most of my ancestors were not members of the church yet they believed in Christ and lived by his teachings. They did not have the opportunity to hear the gospel while on the earth. Christ made it possible for all to be taught, if not here on earth then in the world that our spirits live in after death. In that world my acestors are accepting the teachings of Jesus Christ, but to be a member of His Church they have to be baptized and this can only be done on earth. I can go to a Temple and be baptized for my male ancestors, my uncles and male cousins. In this way we will all be a united family in the eternities. Show more Show less