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Hi I'm Brent

I work in City Government, I am the only man in a house full of women (3 daughters), I love Sports, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in Idaho there was always church, politics and potatoes. From an early age my father instilled in me a strong sense of responsibility towards my fellow men. We would wake up at 4 am on Saturday mornings to go up in the mountains to cut wood for those that couldn't afford it, even though we bought our own. We visited the elderly on our block, we saved up money for Christmas gifts for less fortunate families in our neighborhood, the farmers shared their potatoes with us and we shared them with others. We were taught that belonging to a community meant taking care of one another. As I began my formal education I was drawn to a love of politics and public service. Through college and Graduate School I knew that I had to use my passions and talents to be a leader in the community. I now work to instill the same sense of community, service and the responsibility to serving others in my three daughters.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe God cares and knows me individually. I have always believe that if God loves me as much as he did people anciently he would continue to speak through Prophets and Apostles to provide me direction and guidance in this ever changing world. Joseph Smith was called to be a prophet in these modern days and to restore to the earth the same Church that Christ established. Since Joseph Smith, prophets continue to lead and guide the Church. The Prophets continue to preach the hope, grace and salvation found through Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As a follower of Jesus Christ I try to reconcile my actions to him. As a man of faith I look for opportunities to lift others up. Each week our family discusses ways we can help others. The actions have included things as little as our children planning to say "Hi" to a student in their class without a lot of friends to reducing Christmas gifts for our family in order to provide gifts for a family that can't afford it. Our lives are filled with the spirit of Christ as we put our faith into action each day.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

The grace of Christ is central to the doctrine of the Church and is central to how I live my life each day. We all have to rely on the merits and mercy of our Lord and Saviour to find salvation from our sins and to overcome the many trials that life offers. As I think about the grace of the Saviour in my life each day it makes me want to be even more obedient and more faithful so that I can be saved and return to live with God. Show more Show less