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Hi I'm Brian Jeffrey Hill

I'm a carpenter. I'm a husband. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up moving around a lot, a blessing I have always been grateful for as it opened my mind to the world and how vastly different and unique every culture is. I was born in Provo, Utah but had the opportunity to live in Colorado, Puerto Rico, Portugal and served an LDS mission in Mexico. I am currently attending college in Orem, UT and studying in their Carpentry program. I grew up in a family of 8. We're a very musical family and as a result I love to play the piano, the guitar, the bagpipes, and many other instruments that I have and enjoy tinkering on. I am a husband to a beautiful woman and we love spending time playing video games together, reading our scriptures, and spending hours watching our favorite movies and TV shows.

Why I am a Mormon

A testimony, or a firm belief in your faith, is something that is generally passed on from parent to child in almost all religions. But I admire the LDS faith in that they push each individual member, starting from an early age, to find the truth for themselves. As children, we all "piggy back" off the faith of our parents, which is fine. That is why God formed a family support unit. Without it His church would fail. But as a teenager, as I continued to be active in my church duties, I slowly acquired my own faith in God and a testimony that His true and only church had been restored on Earth. I began to enjoy going to church and I felt bad if I missed a week. I enjoyed the scripture study classes during the week and strove to learn more and pay more attention. I began to love the gospel of Christ and all this was on my own accord. I'm grateful to my parents who raised me in this church, but I'm even more grateful to my Heavenly Father who gave me good and inspired leaders to guide my on the path to forming my own personal testimony. I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of God and Christ. It has been restored here on Earth one last time, just as it has always been. It is led by Christ himself, through a living prophet. I know it because I prayed. I prayed and asked and I was told such and God does not lie. All I can do is invite all to pray for themselves. God will answer in his own time and manner if you ask; but all you have to do is ask.

How I live my faith

Living my faith as a youth, and now as an adult, has changed in its meaning to me. As a youth, being active in my faith meant to me just going to church and attending the weekly activities. As I served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I realized there was much more to being active then just showing up so everyone can see I'm there. I live my faith now through attending weekly church services and, while I'm there, by paying attention to what is taught and earnestly seeking to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I work hard to fulfill the responsibilities I'm given. I come closer to Christ through scripture study and prayer. I strive to recognize the blessings I have in life and always give thanks to my Father for them. I actively seek out opportunities to serve my brothers and sisters by recognizing their needs and trying to fulfill them. This is not easy as it requires a lot of practice and fervent prayer. Giving service is one of the greatest Christ-like attributes and yet it is one of the hardest because of the sacrifice required on our part to show love to people we may not know very well or even at all. God requires of us action to prove our love to him; it's not enough to only say it. I strive daily to show God I love him so that he really knows I do.