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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a husband, dad, brother, uncle & son, a full time software engineer, a part time college professor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father, son, brother, software engineer, part time college professor and an avid reader.

Why I am a Mormon

Religion is something that had always puzzled, confounded and even irritated me during the first 48+ years of my life. I used to wonder about the nature of God and faith and how the heck I could connect with these things, or if I should even bother to try. Exactly who or what is God? Christ? What is my relationship to them? What is faith exactly? How can I come to have a belief in God if I don't have faith? How can I obtain faith if I don't believe in God? In short, when it came to seeking faith, I felt like a dog chasing its own tail. Then one day, I expressed these feelings to a friend of mine who happened to be a a man of faith and member of the LDS church. He recommended that I read a couple of verses from the Book of Mormon that really opened my eyes about the nature of faith: Alma 32:26-27; Moroni 10:4. Read these verses and carefully ponder them. You will learn that faith starts with nothing but the desire to obtain it, and it can be obtained through reading the scriptures, and then praying humbly and sincerely to God, our Eternal Heavenly Father, in the name of Christ, to know if they are true. It was in this way that I found out through the Holy Spirit, that both the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon contain the word of God, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Christ's restored church on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I am trying my best to become a literal disciple of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I do this by trying to be the best husband, father, brother and son that I can possibly be. My 'brotherhood' now extends beyond my immediate family, to include all the wonderful members of my ward (our local congregation), with whom I actively fellowship and serve. I have recently been called to serve as a "Ward Mission Leader", which basically means I lead the ward in helping others come to Christ. My role as "son" has been expanded to include my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I try to pray and read the scriptures often, and strive to constantly improve myself, that is, to become more sincere, humble, honest, loving, giving and patient (i.e. more Christ-like), every day.