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Hi I'm Brian.

I'm Filipino. Im the guy that Taylor Swift sings about. I love Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I'm Brian Duerson and I'm a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I went to BYU and will return after I have completed my full time mission. I would say that I would not conform to certain ways or rules so I enjoyed stirring the pot, shaking things up, making things interesting. I made so many friends there and relationships that will last a lifetime. I love to be social and outgoing. I loved going to dances and parties with music so loud you couldnt hear yourself. I love singing at the top of my lungs and playing guitar. I've always been involved with and around music my entire life. I don't see it as a profession but it has definitely become a treasured hobby to make music. I also love getting active and playing sports. In high school I was involved in wrestling and in college I got into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Manny "Pac-man" Pacquiao is one of my heroes. One of my life goals is to meet him and get a picture with him holding a Book of Mormon! PINOY FOR LIFE! My dream date would be to write a love song with Taylor Swift. My family consists of five people. My mom and dad, an older brother, an older sister, and I am the youngest. I love my family and they have done so much for me. Currently I am serving a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Arcadia, California which is part of the Los Angeles metropolis. After my mission I plan to return to school and continue my education. In the future I hope to be able to raise a family of my own :)

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both converts to the church so I was born into the church. I did what I was told and just took everything as they gave it to me. But as I became an adolescent, I started to question why I was doing the things I did and why I believed the things I did. Instead of just riding on what my parents believed, I had to come to a knowledge of it for myself. As I searched and pondered for my own reasons, I testify to you that I did find what I was looking for. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ restored on the earth in these the last days. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. I know the Book of Mormon is the true word of God and that we will come closer to Christ as we read and live its principles. I know this with all my heart and if I told you any differently I would be lying to myself and lying to God. And because I know these things to be true, that is why I am a Latter-day Saint. Being a Latter-day Saint means the world to me. It has brought me more happiness than I could ever imagine. I want to share what I know to be true so that others can experience the same happiness that I have. As a representative of Jesus Christ I can promise you that no matter what your struggles and challenges may be, this gospel can and will bless your life :)

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not done by a single action or event, rather it is a lifestyle. Its not just one big act either but it is doing the everyday little things to draw closer to Christ. Everyday I pray for guidance and strength from God. Everyday I read and study His word in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. Everyday I strive to live the principles and commandments found in these books. Every week I attend church every Sunday and volunteer to help in whatever way I can. Someone once told me that its doing the small things over time that make a big difference. These things arent necessarily difficult to accomplish, but its the constant maintenance in each aspect that requires effort. Right now I am serving as a full time missionary. As a missionary I talk to everyone and spread the good news of the gospel. My purpose as a missionary is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel. Being a missionary is very hard work, but the reward is so much greater. Being able to see someones life changed and have them truly come unto Christ is something that words cant describe. And knowing that I was an instrument in that process makes my joy that much greater.