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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a husband and father of five, a database administrator at Boeing an avid student of the physical sciences and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy tackling complex problems requiring careful preparation and attention to every detail. I am a highly analytical person, and I love to be challenged in whatever I do. I enjoy raising my five children along with my wife to whom I have been married for just over 8 years. I also enjoy studying books on a variety of scientific topics ranging from quantum mechanics and optics to thermodynamics. I am currently employed as a computer programmer at the Boeing company, where I have worked for the past year. My roles and responsibilities currently revolve around database administration and creating web applications using Microsoft ASP.NET 4. I enjoy my work and find it to be engaging and interesting, but ultimately I hope to obtain a position within the company that will allow me to utilize some of the skills I obtained in college where I trained to be a physicist. I studied physics and computer science at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. I graduated in 2009, and still enjoy continually honing my skills and abilities. I have a passion for lifelong learning and improvement.

Why I am a Mormon

My journey to finding out that mormonism is true started when I was a teenager. I was raised in the church, but it wasn't until I made a concerted and honest effort to make a serious and prayerful study of the Book of Mormon that I finally received the answers I had always wanted. I followed Moroni's promise given in the 10th chapter and 4th verse of the Book of Moroni in the Book of Mormon to ask God if the Book of Mormon was really true. I can honestly say that many times since then I have continued to rely upon the Holy Spirit to guide me in my search to understand God's revealed truths. The Holy Spirit has witnessed some very important things to my mind and to my heart, that I am absolutely certain he can also witness to your heart if you will diligently seek, ponder and pray. So, these truths form the foundation of my beliefs and are the main reasons I am a Mormon:  I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God, and that the fruit of his work on the earth was to bring forth by the gift and power of God the translation of the Book of Mormon from the ancient Nephite record contained on the golden plates. Through his calling he was an instrument in the Lord's hands in restoring God's true church on the earth along with all of the keys and authority necessary to perform sacred ordinances and administer in all of the offices and appendages pertaining to such. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only church wherein can be found the true authority to perform sacred ordinances necessary to bring to pass the salvation and exaltation of all of God's children contingent on our obedince to His revealed commandments. I know that the keys and authority necessary to administrate Christ's true church on the earth currently rest upon Thomas S. Monson, who is the current prophet, seer and revelator. He is the sixteenth man in this dispensation since Joseph Smith to have been entrusted with this awesome responsibility and calling.

How I live my faith

I visit families in my ward on a monthly basis and make sure they are doing well. This is called hometeaching. Typically when I go out I'll have a fellow chuch member with me, and we will share a brief gospel message with the family, and make sure their day-to-day needs are being met. Sometimes if the need presents itself we offer our services in whatever capacity we can to help and uplift a family in need. I try to take this duty seriously, but usually we just end up becoming really good friends with the families we visit. Sometimes I am asked to give a priesthood blessing. I take this responsibility very seriously and strive to live up to the high moral and ethical requirements necessary to worthily lay my hands upon the head of one who may be sick or in need of comfort and counsel from the Lord, and under the inspriation of the Holy Spirit say whatever thoughts I feel inspired to say for that person's sake. This is a very sacred responsibility and trust to be granted from the Lord, and it is one that I do not take lightly.