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Hi I'm Brett

I grew up in Alabama, I love to write, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in California but grew up in Alabama. I love to write books (I'm working on publishing my first one). I am a college student studying accounting. I love to play the trumpet in any setting, whether it's symphonic, marching, or jazz. If there is a sport to play, I'm game. However, soccer is my best. I am an Alabama football fan... Roll Tide! I served as a missionary in Nicaragua and speak fluent Spanish and some Miskito.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents raised me this church and taught me how to live Christ's gospel while I was young. To be honest, I have never doubted that this is Christ's church. However, my belief has been greatly fortified over the years. When I was about thirteen years old I began attending early-morning scripture classes during the weekdays, and that year we were studying the Book of Mormon. At the start of the year, our teacher gave us a challenge to read the Book of Mormon every day and pray to know if it is the word of God. I took that challenge to heart, even though I already knew what the answer would be. I never had an overpowering spiritual experience, and I never saw an angel come down and tell me that the book was true. However, day by day as I read the book it felt like there was a light entering into my life. I noticed that I was slowly becoming a much happier person. I began to pray with more intent and with greater meaning. I felt like I was coming to know my Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I recently returned from serving as a missionary (minister) for two years in Nicaragua. There I spent most of my time visiting and teaching people about Jesus Christ and His gospel and how they could change their lives with the help of the Savior. I also participated in various service projects and for several months taught free English classes. Now that I am back home, I actively participate in my congregation with other young adults. My current responsibility is to set up appointments for people that want to meet individually with the local bishop. I also frequently visit other college students from my congregation in their apartments to share spiritual messages and make sure things are going well for them (and at college, things are usually not going too well!).