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Hi I'm Brenton

I'm a native of Arizona. I work in education. I'm a husband, I'm a father, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my wonderful wife for a little over 4 years. We have two wonderful children, a boy and a girl, 3 years and 20 months old. I work for a University helping students enroll in our health-care programs. I have a Bachelors degree in Communications and I am currently working on my Masters in Psychology. I enjoy spending time with my family- walking, going to the park, gardening, watching movies, etc.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. My parents were members of the church and raised me in their faith. Over time, I began to seriously look at all the things that they believed and taught me and realized it was exactly what I wanted in my life. I took what they shared with me and internalized it. I read the scriptures, I studied the words of the prophets, I listened at church, and we discussed the church teachings at home. I never doubted my beliefs because I have always felt the reassuring presence of the spirit whenever I have learned something new. I think that is one of the greatest blessings to me about being a member of the church. In the end, I'm not a Mormon because my parents were Mormons or because it is just how I was raised. I am a Mormon because I know personally, for myself, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true church. Jesus Christ is it's founder. Through the prophet, Joseph Smith, He restored his church with all its doctrines and powers and blessings. He has continued to call prophets and I know that Thomas S. Monson is His prophet today; when I listen to him speak there is no doubt in my mind that he is called of God. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer and he was sent by a loving Heavenly Father to prepare the way for me and my family to return to live with Them together forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. At home, I pray and read scriptures by myself and with my family regularly. We also have Family Home Evening once a week, an opportunity for me and my family to spend time together and for me and my wife to teach our children about Jesus and His gospel. At church, I help teach the youth each Sunday. I have the opportunity to teach a group of 10 and 11-year-olds every Sunday for an hour. This year we have been studying about the life of Jesus from the New Testament. I also participate weekly with the 11-year old scouts at our church. Being a part of the Boy Scout program at church was a big blessing for me growing up and it is such a great opportunity for me to pass that on to these young men now.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that the family is supremely important to God's plan. Families are where we are raised, where we are taught. We learn so many things from our parents like how to act, how to treat others, what's important and what isn't, and why certain things are. As parents, we try to teach our children correct principles and give them the tools they will need to be successful in life. My family is so important to me because I know that we have the opportunity to be together forever. If we do as God has commanded and strive to live worthy as a family, we will achieve that togetherness forever. That is our goal. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

The prophet in our day is President Thomas S. Monson. His words are the words that the Lord would communicate to us if he were here on the Earth. President Monson is an incredible man, one that I try to emulate and would like to become like. I have had the opportunity of being in presence on a few occasions. Each of those times, as well as each time I have seen or heard him speak, I have felt by the Holy Ghost that he is indeed a man of God. I have similarly felt these feelings for all the men that we as a church sustain as prophets and apostles. Show more Show less