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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a husband of 8 years. I' m a father of 5 all under the age of 8. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community in Idaho until I was 10 years old. I remember from the time I was very young feeding calves, milking cows and driving tractors. Right around that time is when my parents and their 7 kids moved to Arizona. The farm wasn't doing too good and that is the same year when my little brother got hit by a car and passed away. As a family we needed a fresh start. I went to and finished my schooling in Arizona. I went to a year of college before serving a mission in Argentina. I enjoyed my mission immensly. I got home and 2 years later met a wonderful; beautiful young lady (5 years my younger) in December and proposed in May. Eight years later we have 4 incredible children and one due at the end of the year. Life has been great and very blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and remember going to church every Sunday. I remember fighting with my parents about not wanting to go to church; which I am now going through with my two boys. When I hit the later teenage years is when I really wanted to do other things. It took me along time to realize that I really did believe in the Mormon church. When all my friends were leaving for missions at the age of 19 I was stuck at home trying to figure things out. After a lot of self evaluation and prayer I realized what I needed to do; and that was to serve a mission. I remember the day when I got that answer. I knelt day and said a very short and to the point prayer. All I asked was, "should I serve a mission?" I decided to stay on my knees and keep my eyes closed until I got my answer. The answer wasn't coming. I don't know how long I was on my knees but I started to get impatient. I opened my eyes and looked at the clock and I saw my answer "YES". I blinked my eyes a few times and saw that the time was 4:35. Somehow, when I opened my eyes the numbers were more curved than usual and I had received my answer. I remember thinking that it was just a coincidence and got up and started going through the house looking at all the clocks. None of them said 4:35. They were all 10 minutes ahead. I got a mission call to Argentina and that was the start of me gaining a testimony of the church and many principles of the gospel. I know that the church has blessed my life. I know that God lives and that Christ sacraficed himself so that we could return and live with him and our Heavenly Father again.BR class=" slvzr-first-child"

How I live my faith

I am very active in my ward. In my calling I get to organize many service opportunities for the men in the ward. These service projects vary from visiting other members of the ward to manual labor. We have cut down trees, reroofed leaky roofs, painted a house, fixed toilets, moved hundreds of sofas and many other worth while projects.