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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a triplet! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is big! I'm one of 9 kids, not to mention my 8 step-siblings! My other two triplet brothers (one of them and I are identical, but the other is not) and I did lots of things together as kids, getting spoon-fed, making paper guns and swords, climbing trees, making cardboard tunnels in our basement, drawing scenes for a paper-scroll movie box for our dad, and things like that. We of course talked of crazy ideas that we haven't done yet, like creating a spoof to imitate "The Three Amigos." Serving in Michigan was so fun! By sharing the gospel of Christ, I saw many individuals and families gain happiness in their lives. While on my mission, I went around talking with people about how having faith in Christ and following His teachings brings happiness in our lives, including being with our families forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because I have felt the truthfulness of the principles and doctrines taught by Christ, contained fully in the Book of Mormon. The Holy Spirit has given me this feeling, a feeling of peace, of this restored gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel of Christ has changed me to be a more social, more loving person, and urges me to set worthy goals for myself and for my own family in the future.

How I live my faith

Turning my will over to God brings power in my life, I receive His help as I obey His commandments. As I pray to Him, I know what choices I need to make in order to be a powerful man in this life. God has a plan for me, and He will uphold me as I live the Gospel, relying upon Christ's gospel and Atonement.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Brian
Christ explained that no person can enter the kingdom of God without baptism, yet some live without ever hearing of Christ. In the afterlife, those individuals will be taught, and an opportunity extended for them when the ordinance necessary (baptism) for the deceased person is performed. Baptisms for the dead are done in proxy, which means a living person is baptized in the stead of the dead.The deceased person now has the choice to accept it or not. These baptisms are essential to those who have never had the opportunity to accept or decline baptism here on earth. Show more Show less