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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a hipster doofus, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second of five children. My parents are divorced and have both been remarried. I grew up in Utah, but now live in Washington. I am an Insurance agent, but hope to be a full-time artist in the future. I like exercising and playing games. Snowboarding and Wakeboarding are most triumphant. I play disc golf as much as I can. I enjoy video games and collecting comic books, kinda nerdy but fun. I am a huge Utah Jazz fan. I love music, and play a little guitar and piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, but at the age of 15 I began wondering about religions and especially if I was a member of the right one. I looked up a little about the different religions that my friends were in and some I had heard about. I knew that God existed. I thought about it and I knew Jesus Christ existed. I read about the Priesthood and how that was used in the Bible, and figured there had to be the Priesthood. I narrowed it down to either my church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, or the Catholic church. Either the Priesthood had been passed down to the Catholic church, since it was there before all the protestant churches, or it was restored by Joseph Smith. My reasoning may not be sound, but I figured at that time that my church had some weird things I didn't understand, but the Catholic church was way weirder. The mind of a 15 year old is strange, I know. Later that year I was challenged by my best friend, a Mormon, to read the Book of Mormon before we went on a trip to San Diego. I took that challenge and read for hours every night, I can be competitive at times. When I was done I thought, "well I guess I should pray about this." So I knelt and prayed, although I had already felt that what I was reading was true, my prayer confirmed it. I knew at that point that the church I had grown up in was the true church of God.

How I live my faith

I attend a singles ward, which is a ward for single people ages 18-30. This is great because it lets you interact with people of your own age, and gives you more opportunities for leadership positions. It also is nice because it gets all of the young single Mormons in the area together, which makes meeting new people a lot easier.