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Hi I'm Brian

I was grew up in Colorful Colorado. I am the third of 6 kids. I love the outdoors! I'm a mormon

About Me

I love to be outside! Whether it is hunting, skiing, hiking, camping, or rafting; I'll be there. I spent a semester at Brigham Young University-Idaho before serving in the Illinois Chicago Mission. Like everyone else I have stumbled once or twice in my life because none of us are perfect. But thanks to the redeeming love of our Saviour Jesus Christ, I have been forgiven and can continue to become better. The Lord's hands are out-stretched, his arms wide open to receive His children. He has provided a way for us to return to live with Him again someday. The way to do that is through faith, repentance, baptism by immersion by one holding the proper priesthood authority of God, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. This message is the reason why I have given the Lord two years of my life as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm a cowboy. I love performing on stage whether it is singing or acting. In all these activities, I can see the hand of the Lord in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS (or mormon) family. I was taught about the Book of Mormon and about Jesus Christ. When I turned eight years old I wanted to be baptized just as Christ was to follow His example. I decided that I wanted to keep His commandments and obey His laws throughout my life. Throughout my life, I have been criticized for my beliefs by classmates because they did not fully understand. I have done my best to keep the commandments of God, slipping up every now and then in the natural sins of men. But I have also felt the overwhelming and complete cleansing power of the atonement that has allowed my sins to be washed away through the grace of God, and the great joy and peace that repentance brings to my life and my soul. One day in church, some of the youth advisors were sharing their conversion stories, or distinct moments in their lives when they knew that the church was true. I realized that I could not recall a specific time myself. So one day while I was out alone where I worked, I knelt down and decided to pray allowed asking for a confirmation if the things that I had been taught all my life were true. Rather than receiving a solid "yes" as I had hoped, memories of specific instances in my life where different parts of the gospel were confirmed to my heart flooded my mind. I was overcome by the spirit and knew that I had already known the answer to my question, but it was a reassurance that I cannot deny.

How I live my faith

In my church, I served as a ward missionary. I worked with the missionaries and church members to set up family mission plans. I grew up in the church, being taught the gospel of Jesus Christ and learning other life skills through scouting. I helped young men earn their Eagle Scout awards just as others had helped me earn mine in the past. I would sing in church on occasion, whether with the church choir or in a small musical group. I have given two years of my life to leave my family and put everything else on hold to go on a mission to serve the Lord.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Our bodies are God's beautiful creations. When we dress in a modest manner, we demonstrate our understanding of this great principle. When we dress in a respectful way, we silently ask others to respect us. If there had been a study of high school girls and how they were treated, I'm sure that the bad choices made reguarding the Law of Chastity would be far more common among girls who did not dress modestly when compared to those who did. Though modesty is not a guarenteed protection, it expresses a persons view on themself and directly effects how others view them. A girl who dresses in a manner that causes boys to lust after her with their thoughts is far more likely to be placed in a difficult situation and those thoughts are very likely to be turned into action, leading to serious transgression and heartache.. Show more Show less