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Hi I'm Brett

I'm an Arizona native. I'm the proud father of 6 children. I'm a project manager for Intel Corporation. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a father of 6 young children, I feel like much of my life revolves around my family, as it certainly should. I'd like to tell you about my favorite TV shows, or sports that I follow, but I struggle to make time for those things. I spend most of my work week as a project manager for a large electronics manufacturing company. My work gives me the opportunity to travel and work with different cultures, which I enjoy. I've traveled much of the world and seen what's out there, but I always return to the conclusion that family is what matters most. We've hosted several foreign exchange students to bring other cultures to our home. We live with much of our extended family around us, & spend a lot of time with them. We have a big family dinner every Sunday night. I've found that having family be your closest friends is a lot of fun. We do make time for some hobbies, such as going quad riding in the sand dunes, or spending time up at our cabin in the mountains. Like most people I struggle to find time to do it all, and have realized that you just can't. So I try to do the most important things every day, like going to lunch with my girls at school, or going for a walk with my wife. It's so easy to get caught up in all the details of life. It's still a work in progress for me too. My children are ages 9, 7, 6, 4, 2 & 6 months. I frequently feel like they're growing up so fast, and I want to teach them everything they need to know in this short little window.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young my mother was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, but my father attended another Christian religion. This caused me to explore to try and understand different religions. In addition to attending the LDS church I attended other religious meetings to see different views. Over time I came to see that the LDS church aligned to the values I wanted to follow in my life. But it was more than that. In reading The Book of Mormon, I knew there was something different. While most religions claim to follow the Bible, The Book of Mormon stood out as unique to the LDS church, and so I knew that if it was true, it would help me to know if the Church was true. I followed "Moroni's Promise", by reading and praying to know if it was true. When I did that I felt a feeling of peace and warmth that I knew was an answer to that prayer. Now 20 some years later I look back on where that decision has taken me and I see the "fruits" of that decision, and can see that most of the happiness in my life stems from the decision to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ's church on the earth today.

How I live my faith

Becoming a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the greatest decision I have ever made. I'm not saying it has been easy, and if anything, it has required much sacrifice, but like anything you put a lot of effort into, great rewards come. I decided to serve a mission for the church when I was 19. I spent two years living in Portugal and Western Africa. This experience taught me love people of other cultures and to not worry about myself. My family is the greatest joy in my life. I continue to follow the teachings of the church. I've worked with the Boy Scouts in my congregation for the past year helping some 50 young men to develop themselves. I recently spent two weeks in Ecuador on a volunteer assignment to setup computers in a small rural school. I look for opportunities to do good. With all the rush of day to day life I try to make it a priority to always put first things first. I start and end my day with prayer both personally, and with my wife. I spend time reading in the scriptures, both personally, and with my family. We make it a point to eat our meals together as a family as much as possible. I try to make it a point to spend time with my children on a daily basis. We attend church together as a family on Sunday, spending time together on Sunday and Monday evenings. Friday nights I make it a point to take my wife out on a date. I could go on and on. I'm not perfect, but I'm trying to do what's right!