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Hi I'm Brian

I am a husband and a father. I grew up in California and now we live in South Carolina. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by a single parent. I grew up near San Diego, California. It is there I met my wife while attending SDSU. We have been married 12 years and have four beautiful children. My wife and son both have a disability and that does bring some special challenges. I love history, geography, genealogy, and traveling.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child, our focus in our family was not "to be a good Mormon," but to develop a relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It is that focus that helped us through difficult times in my childhood and today. My mother was my first example of how to be follower of Christ. Each of our lives have their special challenges. In my family, disabilities are not uncommon. The knowledge that we are children of Heavenly Father and that we have a purpose in this life strengthens me and sustains me. Our challenges are not in vain, but are there to build us up. I am a Mormon and will stay a Mormon because of the relationship I have with my Savior Jesus Christ. That relationship began when I first prayed and read the scriptures. It will continue as I keep prayer and the scriptures in my life.

How I live my faith

Like many young men in the Church, I chose, many years ago, to serve a mission for two years. I taught the gospel to people in New Jersey. It was a great experience and strengthened my resolve to follow Christ. As a father and husband, I have the great responsibility to teach my family the same principles I learned as a child. The gospel teaches us that both parents share in the responsibility to teach their children gospel principles and prepare them for life's challenges. I am grateful I have a faithful wife who considers the responsibility to teach our children a sacred and important duty.