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Hi I'm Brian

I'm an engineering student. I want to change the way the world moves. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and am the sixth of nine children. I love creating, building, and designing new things. Science and technology are a big part of my life, along with faith and family. I enjoy getting to know new people, hiking, backpacking, and recreational sports. I am currently a senior in college, studying aerospace engineering. I find it fascinating to see how the world works, to see how natural laws govern all things and how those laws can be harnessed to change our environment and improve our situation.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I remain an actively participating member of this church because the lessons and principles I have learned resonate with my soul. I have experienced the happiness that comes from making and keeping promises with God. More than anything else, I'm a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and I have found the tools in this church to become clean from all my past mistakes, to become perfected in Christ. Jesus Christ has helped me overcome feelings of guilt and pain and replaced them with hope. God's plan is communicated to us through divinely called servants, and I have felt the power of the words those servants teach.

How I live my faith

I am part of a congregation of young single adults in our area. I serve as a leader of a group of people who meet weekly for activities and lessons. I spend time throughout each week studying and praying to plan activities and spiritual messages to help the group form friendships and encourage each to draw closer to Christ. I also serve weekly in the Temple, where we perform ordinances on behalf of our ancestors.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

I believe that the greatest evidence that there is a God is that He keeps His promises. In scriptures we find God's commandments and instructions. Most of these instructions have a promised blessing- increased happiness, peace, stronger relationships, etc. God encourages us to experiment with His promises. If we follow the guidelines in the way God explains, we will see specific results. It works just like any other scientific experiment. We are given a method, a hypothesis to test and results to look for that will confirm that hypothesis. I have tested many of God's commandments and found that when I follow the instructions, the promised result always follows. You can experiment this way, too, by reading the scriptures, finding direction for your life and praying to recognize how aligning your actions with God's directions produces positive changes in how you feel and live. Show more Show less