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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a husband, a father, a folk singer, a carpenter, a lawyer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have done many things and lived in many places in my life. I married and divorced and am married now. I am a father and grandfather. I am a carpenter and a musician. Most of my adult I worked in the construction industry. At the age of 48, with my children on their own, I decided to fulfill a lifelong dream. I enrolled and became a freshman in college. It seemed almost insane to be sitting in a class room with 30 smart 17 and 18 year olds. However, seven years later I received my law degree. Currently I am employed as a county prosecutor. I have been a Mormon all my life and it is a great to belong to an organization that encourages personal growth and change.

Why I am a Mormon

My dad, my mom's second husband, introduced my mom to the church when I was 5 years old. I have been a Mormon all my life. Even still, I had to make the choice for myself. At 15, I knew this was the Savior's plan and knew I would serve a mission. After my mission I married and had three great children. Unfortunately, I have not always made wise choices. I divorced and spent sometime not participating in the blessings offerd by activity in the church. During that time, I never lost my testimony of the truthfulness of the teachings of the church. Someone asked me, why go back? I answered, "because it's the right thing to do." Another friend asked me, "and do you believe that?" I paused for a moment of personal reflection and answered without faltering, "yes, I do." To the reader, I echo that statement and say, I am a Mormon because I know happiness lies in following the Savior's plan and being a Mormon helps me to understand that plan and how to apply it to my life. We all have challenges and make mystakes. The Savior waits with outstretched hand to welcome us to his fold. I am a Mormon because I want to accept that reach. I hope you will too.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by making myself available to assist when there is a need. I enjoy being the guy people know they can call when they need something done. I am currently a leader in the Boy Scout program. I also live my faith by following the princples of the church wherever I go and with whomever I come in contact. I live my faith by contuing to learn about the teachings of the Savior. I live my faith by loving my wife and my family.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Brian
The simple answer is no. Many who are seeing the current I'm a Mormon campaign on TV and billboards believe that it is done because there are members of the church in the current run for president. This campaign has been going around the country since before any candidates threw their proverbial hats in the ring. The truth is that the church does not endorse any party or candidate. As members of the church we are encouraged to understand issues and know candidates and to vote how we feel with no influence from church leadership local, notional or worldwide. Show more Show less