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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a sports enthusiast. I'm a Doctor of Physical Therapy student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Seattle area, played sports and worked construction all growing up. I am a college graduate and am now in graduate school to receive my Doctor of Physical Therapy. I enjoy watching college football and a part of me believes the first weekend of college football should be a national holiday. I've been married for almost five years and have one son. I'm a book junkie when I have the time, I enjoy travelling and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it makes my life and its purpose a lot easier to understand and gives me the spiritual fulfillment that I need. I might not have fully understood exactly what that meant growing up in the LDS church. Both my mother's parents and my father's parents were converts to the church when my parents were very young. I went to church every week with my parents because it was what they did. There comes a time for every person though that it becomes necessary to take a personal inventory of their life and their beliefs. That time came for me when I was 15. I decided that I needed to find out for myself if the church was true. I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover, and as I prayed constantly for the guidance of the Holy Ghost, I received my answer in the form of calming reassurance. I have been fully committed to our Savior Jesus Christ and his teachings ever since. I'm a Mormon because it gives me hope. It gives me guidance. It gives me strength.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I'm not perfect, but it's the goal I strive for every day. I pray each day to my Heavenly Father to for guidance, for strength, and for forgiveness. I read my scriptures and try to apply the teachings of Christ in my life. I teach a class once a month in church, I visit with members of our congregation to make sure they are doing okay, and I serve in the community. I try to be positive example to others around me so that they can see the influence Christ has had in my life.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Absolutely not. In December of 2007 there was terrible flooding up in the Pacific Northwest, large areas of western Washington were flooded, with homes and property destroyed. I along with thousands of other members of the church donned our "Mormon Helping Hands" T-shirts, and went out to help everybody in the disaster stricken area with clean-up. This is merely one example of how Mormons go out and provide service to everybody whether they are part of our faith or not. We believe that we are all brothers and sisters and in this way it is important to render service to any one in need just as Jesus Christ has taught. Show more Show less