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Hi I'm Brock

I love my family. I do math for fun. I also like to run. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to run, swim, kayak, ride my bike, rock climb, tree climb, mountain climb, camp and do basically anything else outside, though my personal favorite is probably the climbing. I ran on the cross country team in high schoool, as well as play water polo. Water polo has to bethe funnest sport ever invented and I would suggest that all try it. My favorite thing to do when I'm not outside (and sometimes when I am) is to read! That started in elementary school when I realized I was good at it and it could take me into other worlds, and got me in trouble in middle school for reading too much in class. My favorite book is the Book of Mormon, for all of the special spirit it can bring into our lives and the implications of it's existence, but my favorite non-religeous text would have to be The Count of Monte Cristo, closely followed by The Lord of the Rings. I have four little brothers that I love very much and hope to be able to be a good enough example to help them succeed. I'm not usually sure what I can do for that, but I am currently serving a full-time mission for the church and hope that they will all choose to do the same.

Why I am a Mormon

Well the first reason I am a member of this church is because I was born into a family of active members. That definitely helped me to see the importance of the gospel and the blessings that could come from living it as taught from the beginning of time until now by prophets and even the Lord Himself. That, however would not have been enough to get me continue living it through personal challenges in my life, and to eventually come to where I am now, having set two years of my life apart for nothing but sharing the truth with my fellow humans. I knew that I needed to know for myself that the Book of Mormon was true, so that I could know that God and His Son had once again appeared to man to call a prophet, and that I was part of the people that followed a true prophet of God. At first that seemed an impossible task. How could one know? I started with The Book of Mormon, as I had been taught my whole life. I read through the whole book, expecting some huge, overwhelming, spiritual experience as a few people describe... but there wasn't anything. I felt the same as I had when I first started it. That was mildly unsettling to me, but I decided to continue to put it to the test. I kept reading and kept trying to live what had been taught, for the book itself contains a promise that by sincere study and prayer, one may recieve a witness that it is true, and if it was a true book it would have to be fulfilled. Over the course of the next few years, and even up until today, things started to fall into place. I had small spiritual experiences that accumulated over time, and saw and felt powers that I could not deny working in my life and the lives of people aroung me, in accordance with the teaching and living of the restored gospel. I don't have all the answers yet, but I do kow that The Book of Mormon is true, and thereby I know that God's living church has been restored, and that through it we can be blessed beyond our understanding.

How I live my faith

As mentioned earlier, I am currently serving a two-year, full-time mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I get up every morning and spend a few minutes exercising, eating, and showering, then I study the gospel and how to share it with people (in English as well as Spanish) for a few hours, and finally spend all day outside (or in peoples homes) teaching them about how the restored gospel of Christ can bless their lives. I call it restored because pieces of it were lost for a time, but now I spend all day every day teaching the previously missing fragments to those around me. Other than that I live what I teach, and am excited for the day when I can send a son, or daughter out as a missionary.