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Hi I'm Brian

I grew up in Alaska the son of mormon pioneers. I have great respect for the work they did and love to serve.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife and two sons who keep my busy. Both sons are sophmores - one in high school and the other in college. My wife stays very busy supporting them and keeping my out of trouble. She says I'm a little grumpy these days. I'm not sure if it is my aging, a few stresses in life or I need an attitude adjustment. In any case, I love life and am generally very optimistic. I am a black-belt in Tae Kwon Do and very active in Colorado politics. I enjoy target shooting, camping, and have been involved in Scouting for a long time. I hope to pick up a few more hobbies as I grow older that I wasn't able to do while I was young. Maybe scuba diving, another language, or car mechanics.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up mormon, but didn't really gain a testimony of the gospel until I decided to go on a mission. I had always felt the spirit of the gospel but didn't really accept Christ in my life until then. It was on my mission that I learned the true meaning of the love of Christ. I was able to strengthen my faith in him and develop love for those around me. I know that God lives and that Christ is my savior. I also know that the Bible and Book of Mormon are the words of God. I know that the Book of Mormon was written with our day in mind and that it has come forth in these latter days in order to help us navigate the challenges we face. I love my family and know we can be together forever through the priesthood ordinances and covenants made in the temple. It is the one tangible thing on this earth that I know will last beyond death. I hope and pray that I will live a life worth of them.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by providing service. It is hard in this world of "me" to set things aside and focus on the needs of others. However, I believe that is the greatest challenge we face as we live the gospel of Christ. This service is usually side-by-side with the young people of our ward. I hope that I am there to help them build their testimonies of the gospel as we serve others in need. The best feelings I have are when I'm in the service of others and I can see their burdens lightened. Recently, we were able to help a disabled mother clean her home that had been neglected for some time. It was great to see her smiling face as she say the clutter removed and the home refreshed. In addition, I knew that we had done a great service and my problems seemed to be so much troublesome. I love to serve and hope that my periodic grumpiness will be swept away as I serve more diligently.