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Hi I'm Brett

I'm your average American college kid. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a junior in college studying biology. I hope to help people with sleeping disorders. I coach ultimate frisbee. I snowboard. I enjoy reading, hiking, socializing, video games, movies, and music. I grew up all over the world California, Germany, Malaysia, Virginia, Pakistan, Switzerland, Portugal, Hong Kong, and now Idaho. I served my mission in Portugal so I speak Portuguese.

Why I am a Mormon

 Well, in the beginning it was because my family is Mormon and I went to church with them growing up. As most Mormons will tell you, it isn't the easiest thing being Mormon. It's a commitment and can be seen as restricting. For a long time I kind of just went along with things not really questioning one way or the other. One day my mother was talking about how she asked my brothers what they believed. They stopped going to church a long time ago. And as she was explaining what they believed I asked myself the same question and I kind of went through the things that the Church teaches and I realized that I believed in them. This was a simple occasion but it had a profound effect on me. The biggest reason behind helping me know that the teachings of the church are true is the feelings I get when I go to church and hear a talk or lesson in Sunday school, when I pray or read my scriptures. It is always a positive and inspiring feeling. I feel like I want to be a better person and I feel happy and peaceful.

How I live my faith

 There really isn't a one stop shop to being Mormon. It's an accumulation of daily living...kind of like brushing your teeth, or staying healthy by exercise and healthy diet. I've come to learn that when we study the scriptures and pray daily, go to church, and serve our neighbors we are living the gospel of Christ and we receive priceless spiritual blessings. My calling is small but it is still service, I collect fast offerings every first Sunday of the month and deliver them to the ward clerk. I am also a hometeacher, which I love doing because I feel like it is my opportunity to show other people that God loves them and cares for them.