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Hi I'm Brent Gardner

I'm a ski bum by day, and a sports fan by night. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As my introduction states, I'm a very athletic person. Not only do I ski, but I love to wake board, mountain bike, and play basketball. I'm a huge gear-head, and love to work on cars...along with driving them! I'm currently a student at Brigham Young University-Idaho, where I am studying Exercise Physiology. With that degree, I plan on attending Physical Therapist school, and start my career as a Physical Therapist.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of the tremendous and bounteous blessings God has given me. I was born with a rare medical condition called foveal hypoplasia. It's a condition that basically means my eyes weren't fully developed. I have had doctors tell me that I wouldn't be able to enjoy life because of my handicap. But, those same doctors would be surprised if they saw me today, doing the things that I do. I believe with all of my heart that it is because of my faith in Jesus Christ and His Gospel that has blessed my life that way. Seeing and experiencing firsthand the fruits of the Gospel are also why I believe what I believe. My family has been blessed beyond comprehension. I feel happy, even during difficult times. The Holy Ghost has testified to me several times that what I'm doing and living is true. Ultimately, it is the comfort and peace that have come from the Holy Ghost that give me the strength and confidence that I'm leading a righteous life by being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite scriptures is found in 1st Timothy chapter 4, verse 12. "Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity." I live my faith by doing my best everyday to be an example to others. We all have heard the phrase "actions speak louder than words", and I know that statement to be true. I served as a full-time representative for the church in Northern California. While there, I walked the streets of many towns, speaking to people about the Gospel and inviting others to come unto Christ. Although speaking to others was effective, I felt at times that my actions as a missionary spoke louder than the words I uttered.