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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in a little city called Kuna, Idaho. I am the 10th out of 12 siblings, 7 sisters and 4 brothers. I have completed a year of college at Boise State University, working toward a computer programming major. Learning is one of my greatest joys, though I'm pretty sure I like math and science a whole lot more than it likes me. I also enjoy video games, movies, writing, filming short comedy videos with my friends, and reading, mostly fantasy and science fiction books. I aspire to someday be a famous fiction writer, game programmer, inventor, and youtube celebrity. I often spend my spare time with a notebook and pencil, brainstorming stories I can write, games I can make, videos I can film, and things I can create to change the world in a better, unique way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had been taught the doctrines and principles of it from my youth. I was baptized when I was 8 years old, and though the memory of that day fades, the feelings I felt that day do not. Before going on an LDS mission for 2 years, I thought a lot about the things I would be putting on hold during that time. There was never any struggle for me to decide to go on a mission, but as the day for my departure grew closer I felt as if my testimony wasn't strong enough. I felt like I knew the church was true intellectually more than spiritually. I prayed to know that the Book of Mormon was true and to feel the Holy Ghost strongly just like everyone else says they do. At the time I didn't feel like I was having the same feeling that people have described in the past, and my testimony didn't change at that point, for better or worse. My intellectual conversion was as strong as ever. It wasn't until I actually got on that plane and went on my mission that my spiritual conversion came. As I began studying the scriptures (a lot) more and teaching people who have not received the fullness of the gospel, I realized at once all the blessings and knowledge I have received throughout my life and the profound impact it could have on the lives of others if they would only test it and see if it is true for themselves. And now I have never been more sure of anything.

How I live my faith

I often served in positions where I would help preside over a group of my male peers during my teenage years. For a time I served as an employment specialist, gathering information about available jobs and giving unemployed members of the congregation that information and what they can do to get the job. I would also go out with my dad and visit certain members of the congregation at least once a month to share a short spiritual message with them, chat and befriend them, and see if there's anything they need that we can help them with. I do my best to study the scriptures and the words of God's servants any time I can and apply them to my life. Scriptures and prayer have become vitally important to me and I know I can rely on them, especially in times of trouble. Perhaps the best way I live my faith is by being kind and humbly serving others anytime the opportunity arises. I have learned that by willingly serving others and showing charity, the pure love of Christ, I am serving God, and only when I do so am I truly happy.