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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in the semiconductor industry where my brothers and I run a test equipment business. My job has allowed me to travel throughout Europe and Asia and meet many people of various beliefs and faiths. My wife and I have 4 wonderful children. Our youngest son serves as a Medic in the Army. My most enjoyable hobby is riding dirt bikes. I ride a WR450 and mostly enjoy trail rides. I'm also a sports fan and enjoy rooting for the SJ Sharks and SF Giants.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a heritage of good Mormon families stretching back to the 1836. But as with everyone, I still needed to gain my own personal witness of the truthfulness of the gospel. I served a mission in French speaking Quebec. For two years I learned first hand how living the gospel brings joy to our lives. I could see the misery brought on by sin and unbelief as well as the joy of living the gospel. I also learned that God answers prayers and knows each of us personally. I learned the Priesthood I hold is the real power of God and can greatly bless lives. That knowledge and experience has kept me on a road of striving to become more Christ like and applying gospel principles to my own life. Because my wife shares these beliefs, we have found great joy in living the gospel and raising our family in a prayerful, gospel centered home.

How I live my faith

In the Church I have had many callings or assignments. I enjoyed serving as a Scoutmaster for 10 years and working with young men. Presently, I am serving in the Bishopric as a counselor. I help the Bishop administer to needs of our ward family. This administering brings forth varying types of service stretching from unplugging the toilet at the church building to blessing the terminally ill about to pass out of this life. Most often I visit people to ask them to speak in church or accept a specific assignment within the ward. I also often have the opportunity to train and up lift members of various ward organizations. Besides this ward service, my wife and I receive great joy serving together in the Oakland Temple. Here also we do a variety assignments to provide the sacred ordinances available to those who have died and the living. Often in the temple we feel the presence of the Lord.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Temples are the House of the Lord. Here the sacred ordinances that combine families for eternity are administered. Also, baptisms and other ordinances are preformed on behalf of those who have died without the opportunity to receive them for themselves. Show more Show less