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Hi I'm Brent

I grew up in Northeast Arkansas. I love farmin'. My life keeps starting over and over. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It seems that my life has had many different starts. As I have created my plans, the Lord has required me to make changes. When I was younger, patience was not a virtue, but now- patience comes natural. Currently I'm a facilities maintenance person, but my real passion is farming. No row crop farm is complete without livestock. At my house we have chickens, dogs, and cats. And the chickens are the only animals smart enough to stay on the property without a fence. I’m liking the chickens more and more as my favorite animal. I'm a father of nine children. In the end, the children are the best crop on the farm.

Why I am a Mormon

 I’m a Mormon because I was born into the Church. The reason I’m still a Mormon though is because I have discussed religion with many of my friends and at an early age I realized that we, as members of the Church, have the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The fullness provides resources not available in other faiths. Temples have been built on the Earth again like in ancient times. Temples are sanctuaries where we can go to receive guidance and draw closer to our Father in Heaven. Also, when we have maxed out the power of prayer, and our thoughts still seem to be torn between our wants and our needs, we can call upon those who hold the Priesthood. We can be anointed and receive a blessing from our Heavenly Father. These are just a couple of examples of how the fullness of the Gospel awards us opportunities to draw closer to our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

My favorite thing to do is to work with the youth. Having worked with the Boy Scouts of America for the last 4 years, I have grown to love them. And even though my responsibilities have changed and I now deal with the missionary work, I still try to encourage the youth to progress in their family and Boy Scouts responsibilities. With nine children, there is always a birthday party for a child or grandchild. And as each of my children face the increasing challenges of life, I am constantly trying to assist them in implementing gospel principles in their own families.

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

When the Missionaries come over, they will teach the 4 basic steps of prayer. They’ll explain about the Plan our Heavenly Father has for us to be happy. They will also teach about how we can benefit from the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Central to their message is about the full mission of the Savior in which he visited the “other sheep” on the American continent. The Gospel will go into all nations to prepare for the day when the literal gathering of Israel will take place. In the scriptures are references to apostasies that have occurred throughout all of time. In ancient times there were always Prophets called to reveal the will of God. The Missionaries will explain more about these apostasies and the Restoration of the Gospel that took place in our day. By knowing that there’s a Prophet on the Earth today, we can know that God still loves us and speaks to man. Miracles still occur today, and if they have ceased, it is “because of the unbelief of men”. Show more Show less