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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was a non-Mormon growing up in a Mormon community. I had little interest in them or their culture. I married, and our first child came along. We knew Mormons, they were kind and helpful, but we were not interested. My job transferred me, and my small family, to the Cincinnati OH area and we lived in Ft Mitchell KY. It was at Ft Mitchell that I first met the Missionaries. They introduced me to the Gospel and at 29 years of age, I accepted the challenge to be baptized. It was hard to live the “rules” but I had confirmation through the Holy Ghost that this is where I and my family should be. Over time I came to realize how important that choice was for me. It was a time to prepare myself and my family to make covenants so that we could receive all that God had in store for us. It is through our actively choosing the best things that God will bless us. All that he has is ours if we chose it. I have now been an active member of the LDS Church for 35 years and to this day I’m thankful for those Missionaries and how my life has changed for the better.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that my eternal father has a plan for all his children and it can only be fulfilled when I do my part. My part is to make and keep covenants with my Father in Heaven, to choose to be with him. My life is not perfect or easy, I have had huge struggles, but through the hard times it was the knowledge that God will be there for me if I would only seek him out. It is knowing that when I’m truly repentant I will be forgiven through the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I will do my part, the best that I can, that I may be part of my eternal family and ensure that my children will have a place with me in the eternities.

How I live my faith

I like to think that I treat everyone with civility and kindness. Even though at times I feel that I have been treated poorly, I try not to let those things impact me in a negative way. It is not always easy to be cheerful but when I think good thoughts, and do the good things my days become easier. I’m not lazy but I do like things to be easy at times. I have been a scout leader, a teacher, a Branch President, a councilor and now a seminary teacher, (early morning teaching HS age students the Gospel's of the Church). I'm active in the community as well attending local government meetings and offering comments and help.