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Hi I'm Brent

I grew up in an Air Force family, living in Nebraska, Montana and other places. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to go camping or hiking with my family. I have a wonderful wife, a great son, and a daughter who, on Superbowl Sunday 2011 decided to give me the unexpected privilege and honor of delivering her into the world in our apartment. I love my family. I also love music. I enjoy playing guitar and singing, either by myself or in a choir. I spent two years in Brazil as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I do what I can to practice and maintain my Portuguese language skills. I currently work in financial services. I enjoy helping other people in my professional and personal life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Ever since I was very young I have been taught that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are true. I have been taught that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that we have a living prophet, who speaks for God today the same way Moses did in the Old Testament. Some people might think that I follow blindly because this is what I have always been taught, but that is not true. I continue to believe in the Bible and the Book of Mormon because I have read them. I have tried to apply the lessons from these scriptures in my life, and I have found they work. But more importantly I have prayed and asked God if the Bible and Book of Mormon are true, and I have felt him answer "Yes." I have also prayed about Joseph Smith and the living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, and I have received the same confirming answer. I know that the authority to act and speak in God's name has been restored to the earth, and can be found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good example of what Mormon's stand for. I do this by trying to be cheerful and helpful and by trying my best in all I do. Sometimes I get discouraged because life is full of challenges. Especially at those times I like to pray and think about my Savior. His life was much harder than mine. He willingly died for me, with a heart full of love. I also think about my family and how much I love them. I'm grateful that through the restored gospel I can be with them forever. With that big picture in mind it's hard to feel down for too long. I also live my faith by serving in the church. We don't have a professional clergy, so everyone helps out in different ways at different times. I've been a sunday school teacher, a choir director, a Cub Scout leader, and several other things that have been asked of me. Sometimes getting a new volunteer position is scary, but I know that the call to serve comes from the Lord and He will help me be successful.