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Hi I'm Bryan Pierini

I believe in the miracle of second chances. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am such a lucky guy to be married to my dream girl. I am so grateful to have a second chance in life, and I owe it to living true Gospel principles. My wife and I are blessed with 5 children and 3 grandchildren. What makes it so wonderful, is that this is the second marriage for both of us. True love can find you at any age! We are so grateful to have each other. We love sharing the same values and beliefs. We understand how challenging a realtionship can be after feeling the sting of divorce. My wife and I are best friends. Indeed, our marriage is a dream come true. We know that God brought us together so we could compliment each other's needs and happiness. We feel so much joy building a new life together. I knew that I had to make changes in my life after my divorce, and it wasn't going to be easy. I had to revaluate my life and my priorities. I decided that I wasn't going to let life pass me by without giving it my best shot to be happy. In the process, I reinvented myself to the person that I felt God always saw in me. My life may not be extraordinary, but it sure feels that way at times!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I first learned about the Church in my early 20's and loved thier family values. While I was attending college in Southern California, I met the Mormon missionaries. I was impressed how they were able to answer my questions on faith and the hereafter. I soon began taking the lessons and attending Church services. As impressed as I was by their example, I wasn't ready to commit myself to their endeavors. I decided to devote all of my energy to my college degree (and the college lifestyle that went with it!) I often thought much later in life, how different my life would have been if I just had the faith and courage to follow their example. So, on I went pursuing the American dream and all the frivolities that went with it. I was quick to marry after graduating, and started a family right away. Unfortunately, my marriage was not built on a firm foundation and it quickly began to unravel right from the start. Somehow, I manage to hang on over the next 20 years before deciding that none of us could go on any further. The first of many miracles happened one night when I was lying in bed feeling the anxiety that only a divorce proceeding can bring. What was I going to do now that I felt like a total failure? How would my family survive? As I lied awake praying to God for some type of answer, I heard a small quiet voice inside my head say "Come Home". I looked up towards the ceiling, and in my mind's eye, I saw Jesus with a lamb around his shoulders. I instinctively knew that lamb was symbollic of being me. I knew that I had a lot to be grateful for in life, and the Lord was giving me another opportunity to complete my journey. The Lord knew that I was broken and He was ready to refine me. Humbly, I returned to the Mormon Church. I was bapitized on September 18, 2004, and I have never looked back. By the following year, I met my "eternal companion" for the first time. Three years later, we were married. Life just keeps getting better. (Insert happy dance here!)

How I live my faith

My wife and I are currently serving as a Missionary Group Leaders in the Addiction Recovery Program sponsored by the Church. This is a 12 step program and a support group for recovering addicts and their families. It is an out-reach program for the entire community. You don't have to be a member of our Church to attend. Each week we discuss one step and share our experiences as it relates to our recovery and healing. Our meetings are confidential and foster a "safe place" for everyone to discuss their issues openly and non-judgmentally. Through this remarkable assignment, we have been able to witness how the Lord changes lives. It is an amazing process of love and forgiveness. The work is the reward in and of itself since we recieve no monetary compensation. Indeed, my wife and I have often reffered to this as the "best hour of the week". We feel so drawn towards the Holy Spirit, the humilty, and the strength each participant brings to these meetings. We witness hope right before our very eyes. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share my past experiences with the group as well. They have assisted me as much as I could ever hope to assist them. I feel a great source of peace that comes from the healing of my own past. I know that God works miracles everyday in everyone's lives. We just have to be willing to do our part to keep the miracle alive!