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Hi I'm Brian

A small town guy living in a big city. I work in the insurance industry. I'm a huge football fan, Go Sun Devils! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in the insurance industry. My goal is to someday become a CPA. I went to college to study both finance and accounting, and I'm currently studying for the Certified Public Accounting exams. (Fingers crossed.) In my spare time, I love hanging with friends, going to lake, swimming, cliff jumping, wake boarding, and watching college football. (the weekends are always too short)! I'm kind of a hill-billy... I enjoy riding my motorcyle to work, and then taking my pick-up out to desert to play in sand.

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my family are Mormon and I was raised as such. I feel fortunate to have been raised by parents who taught me strong moral values and to search for an understanding of God and his nature. In doing this, I have studied from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and many other writings. I believe that God intends for us to live by faith in a lot of ways, but I also know that gives us some help when we seek for truth. It is difficult to discribe how I know what I know. In the simplest of terms, I would say that it was through God's help that I learned for myself that Jesus Christ is real, that he is the savior of the world, and that he leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints still today.

How I live my faith

My faith in Jesus Christ is really the foundation for my entire life. Within the church, I have served in many different areas. From a leader/advisor of young men (ages12-18), teaching a sunday school class to 4 and 5 year olds, and leading and organizing groups of men to make sure that the spriritual and physical well being of the congregation members are being taken care of. Each area of service within the church brings its own unique challenges. Besides the opportunities to serve within the church, the "gospel" shapes the way I live my life. I certainly don't claim to be perfect, but just like every other christian, I try to always be the best person that I can be and to help others when they are down on their luck. I'll share an example that happened to me the other day: I was riding my motorcyle that I just purchased used from a guy off the internet. Having just bought the bike and being kind of an idiot, I forgot to fill up with gas on my way to work. Yep, I ran out as I was getting off of the freeway that day. I knew what I had done the second the bike died. I hadn't been there for two minutes when a couple of guys stopped and asked if I needed a hand. I felt pretty dumb, but graciously accepted their offer. They drove me to the gas station, picked up a gallon of fuel, and took me back to the bike. I hope I would do the same for my "nieghbor" when I see him in a rough spot. To me, that's how we live the gospel of Jesus Christ; serve others, and do our best to follow him.