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Hi I'm Brent

I'm Native American and didn't grow up in the Church. I grew to love the Mormons I knew, and now ,I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy being active in the community and especially with the Youth. Youth activities are so important and provide an awesome opportunity to help the young people learn and prepare for Adulthood. I learned so much from my parents that were not members but always involved in helping others. My Dad could fix anything. I really admired that in him and try my best to help others see that, they too can learn to overcome trials with things that break or need fixing. To often we get so upset when things don't go our way. I look for opportunities to make these trials a learning experience by digging in and fixing them. Wheather it be a broken bike, a lawn mower that quit working , or a broken heart. I love the outdoors and cherish the memories and direction my life has taken as a result of Campouts and outdoor activities I've been involved with as a member of the Church. Scout camps and High adventure activities have given me so many opportunities to come closer to Our Heavenly Father through the service and time away from the normal hustle and bustle of daily life. It has given me time to reflect on Family, Friendships, and the direction my life is headed.

Why I am a Mormon

Being in the service of your fellow man is what brings the most peace to me. I've found in watching others serve in the church that those individuals and families were blessed with happyness and joy. They understood what the Family was all about. And in this Church you can be a Family forever. I have lots to learn in building a strong happy family, but each time I serve and watch others serve, it brings me closer. Seeing the Family function as a complete unit gives me hope and strengthens my testimony as I see Families serve together and worship together.

How I live my faith

I love working with the youth and making every activiy as fun as I can. Teaching them about life experiences and the coralation between the activity and how it relates to the Gospel plan is something i strive to do on every event. Our Young mens program recently build some bow and arrows from just raw pieces of wood. The entire process involved a plan, effort, shaping of the wood, and patience. They learned that by applying all these things they were going to receive a beautiful useable bow at the end of the process. They were able to see that like us, our Heavenly Father shapes us with life experiences, and prepares us to be prepared for trials. He teaches us to be flexible, yet strong. Bend but not break. We become a useful tool in his eyes and become a deciple and help to build the kingdom.