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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy being a husband and father to my son and four step-children. I worked in the field of social work for about seventeen years and enjoyed helping people. I also enjoyed working as a Guardianship Supervisor and being legal guardian to more than a dozen people. I survived two separate battles with cancer and am very grateful to have another chance at life. My testimony has been strengthened through my journey with cancer and I have a different look on life and how precious each new day is. I also have an appreciation for being a member of the church and being able to have knowledge of life's purpose and how close our deceased relatives are to us daily. One of the greatest experiences I had was to be a Missionary in Guayaquil Ecuador where I was able to serve and get to know the people there. God loves each of us and wants to have a personal relationship with us. Having an open heart and an open mind will allow Him to inspire and direct our lives despite our challenges. Despite my daily battles and challenges I see how God has blessed me each day with what I need for that day and how He guides me when I listen. The church has blessed my life and I will always be grateful for the knowledge of life and death I have gained in my studies.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the church has helped me find true answers to life questions and problems I have experienced. I enjoy receiving answers to my personal prayers and find inspiration each day knowing that God hears me and has a great love for me. He wants me to succeed and be happy. Knowing that I am a son of God and can be like Him brought me peace and hope as I struggled through a divorce, losing frequent contact with my boy's, losing my home and possessions, and even the death of my dog. The more I learn about life the more I know that challenges come to make me stronger, not because God hates me or likes to see me struggle.

How I live my faith

I have always tried to do what is right and be helpful in my life. After my mission I found it easy to work in the field of social work and use what I have learned to help others. I worked in the field mental health for many years and now work as a legal guardian to seniors in the county where I live. I see many who have been abused and still struggle for freedom. They are hurting and feel lost in their life and I am more grateful I found hope and answers. I see lots of death and pain and how easy it is to lose sight of who we are and who we can become.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Brian
I have always been amazed at the people who believe that they will be saved by grace no matter how they live their lives. I am grateful to have learned that I need to do a lot of work in my live and make every effort before Jesus Christ as my Savior and Redeemer will make up for what I could not physically do while here on earth. I know that during my life I cannot become perfect on my own and will need lots of grace and forgiveness to become who God wants me to be and who I chose to be before I came to live on earth. The Book of Mormon teaches a wonderful truth; "for we know that it is by grace we are saved after all we can do". Show more Show less