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Hi I'm Barrett

I'm a rising professional singer, I love music, theatre, and dance, I love teaching, I'm a missionary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First of all I love to sing. I've trained in classical, contemporary, and musical theatre for the last 6 years with professors from Brigham Young University and Southern Utah University. I'm serving an LDS mission for two years, and then I'll get some schooling, more training, and hopefully a little (or a lot) of professional theatre experience. In the end I'd like to be a University Professor, but if Broadway says yes and it doesn't stop saying yes I wouldn't say no to that either! Even more than that, I am so stoked to have my own family. I was lucky to have a great family environment growing up and am exited to start my own. I love the outdoors, I love camping, backpacking, fishing, want to try hunting, and any other outdoor thing you can think of. I love sports. I'm a nerd when it comes to animals and avatar the last airbender. What matters most to me though is that I love people and I want to help them by sharing what I love, and what I love most is the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

This is the restored, true, living gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that it is true. I read the Book of Mormon and found that out for myself. I can't convince anyone. I can argue its truthfulness. The only way to know for sure is to get the answer from God. He requires us to get off our high horses, something that was tough for this guy to do, and open our hearts to something we can't prove exists by our physical senses. The revelation comes to us through the Spirit of the Lord. When we humble ourselves, God reveals himself to us. When I finally did, He let me know that everything that the book said, and everything that went along with it, is true. So read the Book of Mormon and ask. I dare you.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by standing as a witness for Christ and His gospel in all times, all things, and in all places. I'm not perfect at all, but this is the goal I strive for everyday. I live my faith by currently serving a two year mission. Let me make this clear right now. A young man in his right mind would not serve a mission, unless he knew it was the right thing to do. I have loved every minute of my mission, all the good times and the bad. I have grown so much more out here than I would ever have otherwise. I give all I can to my calling as a missionary, and I do my best each day. I do my best to listen to promptings of the spirit which guides us through life. I look forward to life after the mission by continuing to be a missionary wherever I am. I look forward to getting married in the temple and starting a family, and raising my kids to know what I know so that they can also do their best to change this world for the better. I talk to people everyday and share with them how this gospel can change their life. Its so amazing to see the miracles that occur everyday.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Barrett
Modesty and Chastity are like slurpees on a hot summer day. They're like pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. They're like snow on a Christmas morning. They just go together. They are so closely woven into each other. Let me give an example. When you see a beautiful, happy girl walking down the street, half dressed, where do your thoughts go first? Now lets say we rewind and the girl is dressed modestly. She is still just as beautiful, but the beauty shines through in a different way. Physical beauty is a very crucial, sacred thing, and brings powerful emotions only to be expressed through marriage. When you are modest you are showing that you are a person, not just an object to be examined. Guys also show modesty in behavior and example. There is a lot of talk in the world that stereotype men into being selfish, dirty, and gross human beings. When men are modest, they shatter this stereotype. Being modest takes someone from thinking about physical pleasure and lets their mind be free to improve other aspects of themselves. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Barrett
We simply follow the standards set by Christ. Marriage is only to be between a man and a woman. Sexual intimacy is only to be shared by a lawfully wedded husband and wife. A tall order to fit by the world's standards, but one active church members regularly up hold. These members, no matter if they identify themselves as Gay, Straight, Bi, Lesbian, or whatever label you can think of, choose to follow this law. Someone who has same sex attraction does not have to live the Gay lifestyle to be happy. We believe in something more than just this life on earth, and what makes a person truly happy. We know Heavenly Father has given us certain standards and ways to live. He promises us that if we keep his commandments we will have true joy. The Church will not shun anyone who identifies themselves as homosexual. Now another point to understand is the divine doctrine of marriage. The Lord has intended Marriage to be binding not only on earth, but into the eternities as well. It is not of the World, it is much more than that. We do not seek to deprive others of their agency, only to keep a sacred institution the way the Lord commanded it to be. Any questions and concerns that anyone may have can and will be answered by gaining a testimony of the Book of Mormon. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Barrett
First, you gotta really want to know. Really want to, not just the slightly interested kind, but willing to act and follow and change according to your answer kind of know. Next, you gotta read the Book of Mormon. Then you have to pray to God about all of it. Then you listen for the answer. The answer might not be as big and dramatic as you are expecting, but it will feel good and you'll know its an answer. Then you'll know its true, and then you'll go find missionaries and get baptized and get all the blessings that come from living in the True Church of God. Show more Show less