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Hi I'm Brian

I was born in Washington, DC. I'm a political junkie. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a husband and a father. Raising three active children has allowed me to be out on the basketball court, soccer field and tennis courts enjoying time with my family. When I'm not coaching or refereeing, I spend most of my time looking through the viewfinder of our video camera. We love to travel as a family and have enjoyed exotic locations and thrilling activities together.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in a major metropolitan area on the East Coast. There was only one other member of the Church in my high school - which had a graduating class of over 800. It was difficult to live the high standards of the church in that environment, but I received a lot of strength watching adults that I admired and respected maintain those high standards. They just seemed to be happy, and I wanted to be like them. As I served a full-time mission for the Church, I began to understand the doctrines better, but I also began to feel the love that the Savior has for each of us. I wanted to follow His example so I could return to my Father in Heaven. That desire increased immensely as I met and married my sweetheart and we started our family. My efforts to follow His gospel are simply so I can be with my family for eternity.

How I live my faith

I had to make the decision long ago that living my faith was what would bring true happiness to me and to my family. I work in the political arena, and the influences in that business can swallow you up quickly and cloud you from what is really important in life. I simply had to make the decision that I would be home with my family instead of living the highly social life of the political world. I was grateful to have made those kinds of decisions early in my career, and by doing so, it has helped me maintain my integrity and earn the respect of others.

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

Brian
Probably the most important thing that Mormon missionaries will do when they visit your home is listen. In my opinion, listening is even more important than what they talk about. They will listen to you and your questions, and then they will listen to what the Spirit guides them to do. That direction from the Spirit may be just to offer words of hope and encouragement, share a simple smile, or to speak about things that are very special and sacred to them - especially their witness that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and that His Atonement will bless all of God's children. They will also teach about true happiness and joy in this life, and how we can enjoy that for eternity. wThey will listen to you and your questions, and they will listen to what the Spirit Show more Show less

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Brian
The Holy Bible is a sacred book that contains the word of God as recorded by prophets and apostles throughout time. By reading and understanding God's will through His Holy Scripture, we can draw closer to him and feel His Spirit more in our lives. That Spirit will then prompt us to live as He would want us to live. Show more Show less