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Hi I'm Britt

I have a wife and four children, I love mountain biking, I love adventure travel, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have four wonderful children. I grew up in an a family that loved to travel and go on adventures and I want to carry on that tradition with my family. My dad and I went to the base camp of Mt. Everest when I was young and subsuquently I like taking my children on trips. I have taken my children on a river rafting and scuba diving vacation to Belize, we went to Australia and climbed the highest mountain on the continent to be a part of my dad completing the seven summits, and many other biking and ocean adventures. When I was in college I did a study abroad in Israel and Egypt and had the wonderful experience of riding horses through the sahara desert looking at the Great Pyramids and the Sphynx during a night time ride - very memorable. My wife and I love to exercise together and we often go running or biking together. We are doing more biking as the knees are having a tough time holding up to running.

Why I am a Mormon

I became interested in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I went to college. I saw many kids doing the typical college activities that I knew would not lead to a good life. Conversely, I saw a group of students that were very happy and seemed to live a happy life while being good - they were Mormons. This caused me to dig into the faith and realize that living true principles is the source of a happy life. Unfortunately I see people who only think Mormons can't ... That is not my faith. True, Mormons don't drink alcohol, use tobacco or drugs, but that is a blessing and it helps me to live a life of "I can". To me living true principles of Loving your neighbor, forgiving, seeing the best in each other, and being faithful in marriage is the way to happiness. Just as it is obvious that refraining from drugs is an important part of living a free and happy life. Living true principles, although sometimes hard is a great source of freedom and spiritual empowerment. All great people demonstrate high levels of Self Mastery, I hope to someday be that way too and I have seen as I practice the practical yet powerful principles of love, forgiveness, selflessness, etc. I become a much happier and peaceful person. It is far from restrictive, it is empowering and makes me a much better man, husband and father. I think it is imperative that we understand the "why" behind a commandment not just know "of" the commandment.

How I live my faith

I have served in my faith in a variety of ways. I have taught Sunday Lessons to both adults and youth. I love working with the youth, it is amazing how strong they are and what great direction they have in their life. They inspire me to want to be a better person and especially a better parent. I see the value of teaching my kids and parenting because I see the fruits it bears in the many children that I have worked with. I love that we take care of each other too, often our family will go and clean the church. This gives both me and my family a great sense of humility and gratitude for what we have. My son and I are involved in Home Teaching, where we go and check on families and see how they are doing and teach them. We call on two different widows, I know they appreciate that we come over and teach and sometimes take care of them. In addition to teaching them, they teach my son and me so much about the joy of serving and looking out for each other.