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Hi I'm Barry Brown

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a native Arizonan who attended college here in the state. I've been involved in the Engineering profession since I graduated from the University back in the early 1980s. I enjoy sports and grew up playing both basketball and football. The extend of my football experience was in High School where I spent most of my time on Special Teams, however I've contined to play basketball and wish now that I had spent some of my time learning to golf. Anyway, I spend time helping with the Boy Scout Program in the community and at church, enjoy watching good uplifting movies and working around the yard. In the recent econmoy, I've learned that my investments and retirement proflio wasn't near as sound as I once thought it was to my consternation. However, I've been happily married for 32 years and have 5 wonderful children which in the big picture is what really matters. I've been blessed in many ways and am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who has given me so much.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, first off I was born to parents who were members of the Church of Jesus Chrsit of Latter-Day Saints. I grew up in the church with many friends which were members of the Church and many who weren't members and was exposed to both viewpoints. I did appreciate both sets of friends but as I got into my teens there were many things that I wasn't comfortable with, such as, smoking, drinking, getting to obnoxious, drugs and found myself much more comforatble with those who didn't get involved with such things. However, though I had many friends who weren't Mormons I kept themselves aloof from these activities which caused me to reflect why I chose not to particate in such actions. I wasn't especially such a do gooder but felt those things weren't what I should be doing. I came to a point that it wasn't my parents or even my friends that caused me to do the things I was doing but it was me. I knew then that I needed to find out for myself if the things I had been taught were correct or true. My brother had served a mission for the church and I knew that I should do so particulaity since if my brother could do it so could I do the same. I went into the mission experience on a challenge rather than a firm belief in what I was doing I should be doing. However, when I went into the homes of those who didn't know or belif in the Church I knew that the time had come for my personal reconiling. I followed a promise that was given by Moroni in the Book of Mormon to ask God in prayer. This I did with diligence and didn't feel like I had a real assurance at first but with continual effort I can openly testify that God answered my prayer and I knew what I was doing was of Christ. I have gained over the years a stronger testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and his great love for the children of men on this earth. I know that he has placed a prophet again on the earth who speaks in the name of Christ. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is his church.

How I live my faith

I live my religiion by being involved in many good community organizations that work with the youth especially Boy Scouts and coaching youth sports. I visit many members of the church to ensure they are doing well and being able to meet life's challenges. It's been important to try to be an example of those who walk as discisples of the savior and be a hoest example to those I associate with daily.