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Hi I'm Brent

I was born in Japan. I live in Utah. I speak Mandarin Chinese. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of three beautiful children. I have a 6 year old boy, 4 year old boy, and 1 year old little girl. I am married to my best friend and have been for 8 almost 9 years. I love to be with my family and recreate outdoors. My hobbies include basketball, baseball, golfing, waterskiing, snow skiing, and sports in general.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a member of the church because I have learned for myself that there is no replacement for the peace, love, and comfort that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings to me and my family. I was raised by goodly parents who have shown through both word and deed that by following the commandments of the Lord we can truly be happy. This life is full of challenges and we are not perfect, but through the gospel and because of the love and sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we can repent, be forgiven, and improve our lives each and everyday. The church has provided guidance and direction that I have not found anywhere else in my life. I know that the Lord has restored His church through the prophet Joseph Smith. I have been to the sacred grove where God the Father and His son Jesus Christ appeared to the boy Joseph and have felt the spirit confirm to me this is true. I have read the Book of Mormon and the Bible and have taken the challenge give by Moroni, an Ancient prophet of God, and know for myself that these books are true. I know we have a living prophet today, even Thomas S. Monson. He leads and guides this church along with living apostles. I love being a member of the church and know that its teachings are true. I was blessed to be able to share these simple truths with the people of Taiwan, where I learned to love not only the people and culture of Taiwan, but I learned to love the Gospel and seeing it change lives who came to learn and love what our Savior Jesus Christ has done for all of us. I know that families can be together forever and know now more than ever after being married to my best friend for nearly 9 years and being a father for nearly 7 years that the greatest happiness in this life has come from being with my family. I love seeing my kids learn and grow everyday and I know my father in Heaven loves me and all of his children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving the father's and families of the neighborhood and community in which I live. I get the opportunity to meet with families monthly and visit with them and share messages of faith. I enjoy spending time attending my church meetings each week and meeting with my friends and neighbors as we strive to learn the will of the Lord and serve our families and those around us. In the community I love to coach my son and his friends in youth sports and athletics. I also help the kids at my son's school read and speak in Mandarin Chinese as they learn through their Chinese Immersion program. I speak Mandarin Chinese due to having served a mission for the church in the Taipei, Taiwan mission from 2001 - 2003.