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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a husband, father and medical student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Idaho and attended BYU, majoring in Physiology. There I dated and married my beautiful wife. After we finished our degrees, we moved to Ohio so I could attend medical school. While here, we've had our first child, and he means the world to us. We live modestly, we work hard, and we are a long way from home and family, but we couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith, so I've always been around its beliefs and culture. But as I got older, especially in my later teens, I realized that I needed to make the decision for myself whether I was going to make the Church and gospel a part of who I am. I felt that it was an all-or-none kind of thing: I had to be all the way in, or all the way out. I knew that if I was going to dedicate my life to the things I had been taught my whole life, I needed to have my own assurance--my own testimony--of its truthfulness. I decided to pray, study the Bible and Book of Mormon, and to do my best to live according to the things I learned. I found that as I did these things, feelings of peace, joy, and divine approval started coming into my life like never before. Little by little, I came to understand the restored gospel, and I knew it was true. I knew it was worth dedicating my life to; something that not only am I a part of, but something that is a part of me. This knowledge and testimony of a loving Heavenly Father; His atoning Son, Jesus Christ; and His gospel, as restored through Jospeh Smith and taught by a modern prophet today, has guided and influenced virtually all the decisions that I have had to make in my life. And this gives me comfort to know that I can and do receive divine help when those tough life decisions need to be made.

How I live my faith

My favorite thing about my faith is how it permeates the way I live my life. I've found that life is full of questions and difficult choices, but I've always found answers to these most challenging instances in the teachings of the Gospel. I love how my faith in Christ and in His Gospel isn't just a piece of who I am, rather it largely determines everything about who I am. It has changed my behavior and attitude more than any self-help book or seminar ever could. Because of the happiness and joy that my faith brings me, I feel like my faith isn't something just to be dealt with on Sundays or while at church functions, I feel like it really guides all of the choices and decisions I make every day. My faith sustains me not only spiritually, it impacts every aspect of my life for the better.