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Hi I'm Brent

I'm a Mormon in Alaska.

About Me

I am married with five children. I have lived in Germany, Japan, Brazil, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Utah, California. I currently work in healthcare. 

Why I am a Mormon

I have lived all over the world. I have studied many cultures and histories. I have found nothing else that has brought me more satisfaction, happiness, and peace than the teachings of Jesus Christ. I have lived these teachings as taught by Prophets and Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and found out for myself that its doctrines and teachings are consistently true. 

How I live my faith

I believe I have an obligation to contribute to the community in which I live. I have volunteered in the city library, homeless shelter, and city clean-up projects to name a few areas. I participate in community organizations that desire to build the community and business. I try to provide a good work environment for those that work for me. Most importantly, I try to be a good neighbor, a good husband, and a good father. Among those of my faith, I help organize food distribution to those in need on a bi-weekly basis. I have taught classes for elementary age children as well as teenagers. I have overseen family history research that all in Anchorage may utilize. Most importantly, I visit those individuals who welcome a friend and could use a helper.  

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Brent
My wife and I served as Tour Guides during the Open House for the Redlands California Temple. One woman shared how she loved the spirit she felt in the temple. She did not want to leave the temple grounds because she knew that once it was dedicated, meaning a prayer dedicating the temple to God, she would not be able to enter the temple and feel that spirit again. Of course she could enter the temple again if she was willing to live the commandments of God. Every Mormon temple has etched on its walls "Holiness to the Lord, The House of the Lord". In Moses' days the Tabernacle was built. In Exodus 29 the Lord said, "And there I will meet with the children of Israel, and the tabernacle shall be sanctified by my glory." We believe the same happens in our temples today. The standards established for entrance into a Mormon Temple have been revealed by God to His prophets. These personal standards for living help maintain the sanctification of the temple and invite the Spirit of God. Secrets? No. Sacred ordinances of salvation such as eternal marriage are performed for the living. Proxy ordinances, such as baptism, are performed on behalf of the deceased. As it says in 1 Corinthians 15, "Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?" All who are willing to covenant with God and live His commandments are welcome to serve in the House of the Lord, feel His Spirit, and see His glory. Show more Show less