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Hi I'm Brett Horsley

I adore my amazing wife and five wonderful children. I love my job as an OB/GYN. I'm proud to be a Mormon.

About Me

I am privileged to be married to the most wonderful woman in the world. We spend most of our time being together and raising our children. I love being a husband and a father. I enjoy all sports, music, running, boating and skiing. I love helping to coach my kids sports teams and especially enjoy watching them have fun and just be kids. I have a busy OB/GYN practice and absolutely love my profession. Helping babies arrive to earth is truly a miracle. My patients have taught me so much about life and I am a better person everyday because of them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I personally studied, pondered and asked God in prayer if this was His church. When I did, I felt an undeniable feeling in my chest that burned like a fire. I had complete peace and joy and there was no doubt or darkness in the answer. Only Peace. It remained with me for days and often brought me to tears. Since that special moment, I have had countless similar experiences. I could never deny what I felt that day, nor what I feel now on a daily basis. Prayer has become one of my most prized possessions. I know God hears me and I know He speaks. I believe there are kind, loving, Christ-like people found in all faiths. Obviously, a loving Heavenly Father would not just love members of our Church. We are all HIs children and He wants all of us to have Peace and Happiness. As a physician, I have studied a lot of laws, theories, and doctrines. I am amazed at the doctrine of this church. The more you learn and study the doctrines of the Mormon church the more you know that no man could have created this. It is truly of God. We invite the world to bring whatever truth you have and join us. Instead of relying only on theories or opinions or philosophies, we invite you to study, ponder, and then ask God. Take a good look. Study the doctrines, ponder them and sincerely pray. He answered my prayer. I know He will answer yours. This Church is lead by Prophets, has Authority to perform ordinances, and focuses on the eternal potential of the family. But more importantly, This Church is about Christ. He is found here. He is the reason for the hope we have in all that I have discussed. It is in and through Christ that we are saved and I am forever grateful for His Grace. I am also grateful The Savior taught, "If you love me, keep my commandments." His presence, His commandments and His Love are found in this Church. I know this to be true. In the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

In our church we have the privilege to serving one another in opportunities referred to as "callings". My current "calling" is: Stake President. This means I lead a number of small congregations in our city we call, "Wards". Multiple "Wards" make a "Stake". As with all other "callings"in our church, I gladly serve without monetary reward. We believe our opportunities to serve come from God and that when we serve each other we are actually serving Him. The most important things I do in my calling are to: 1- Share the teachings of Jesus Christ, 2- Spend time with members of our faith, and individuals not of our faith, in service and counseling and 3- Train and help other leaders in the "Wards" and "Stake" to understand and receive the Love and healing power of Atonement of Jesus Christ. I work often with the youth in our community, including those involved in the Boy Scouts of America program. We have wonderful Scout leaders in our area who are committed to help our youth understand and implement the values and mission of Scouting. I served a 2-year mission for my Church in Brazil and learned so much serving others. I am imperfect and have many flaws but I love Jesus Christ and I strive everyday to be more like Him. My favorite "calling" is being a Husband and a Father. Nothing in this world is more important to me than to succeed at this. It is the best part of my life. I am crazy about my sweet wife and she is my very best friend. I love my adorable children and I cherish every moment together.