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Hi I'm Brinton

I have been able to make lots of great friends while growing up. I love meeting new people and learning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning new things. I have graduated high school and have completed a year of college. I am preparing to leave to serve a mission for my church. I am an Eagle Scout. I love playing sports. Throughout high school, I played football, baseball, and track, all of which I made many great friends and shared wonderful experiences. I love to play the piano; I feel that music is a great vessel to feel the Spirit. When I play certain songs or hymns at the piano, or when I listen to someone else play, the music seems to spark my emotion and helps me draw closer to my Savior. I love interacting with people. Through the jobs which I have worked including restaurants, a country club, and a hospital, I have had many opportunities to interact with many different types of people. As a lifeguard, host at a restaurant, and Environmental Services employee at the hospital which I have worked, I have been able to work with people on a very close basis and have been able to help them and meet their needs. Overall, probably the most important thing I cherish in my life is the ability I have each and every day to be the best person I can be. It's one of the great gifts we have been given to be able to choose each day how we will present ourselves through our attitudes and how we will act. I find great joy and happiness in my life by being the best I can be in every way possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the church in which I am a member of is true. I know it is true. There have been far too many times in my life in which I have been blessed and comforted in times of need that I could ever deny its truth. Miracles have happened in my life. I know that my Redeemer lives. I know that he suffered the Atonement by His everlasting love for each and every one of us. I know that He died for us, and I know that He endured it all so that we can return and live with Him again. I also know that He was risen from the tomb. He was resurrected and He will come again. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me, and that He loves each and every one of His children on this Earth. We are all special sons and daughters of God because we chose to come to this Earth. No matter what we may go through, no matter how hard a trial may be, I know without a doubt that our loving Savior Jesus Christ understands. He literally suffered every physical, emotional, and spiritual pain that has occurred, does occur, and will occur in the history of this world. He understands what we go through, and that is why He has made it possible for us to become clean of our sins through His gracious Atonement and the process of repentance. I know that the power of prayer is essential in our lives. We must be prayerful people. I have made it a habit to pray to my Heavenly Father as often as I possibly can; and not only when I am in need, but also to thank Him for my abundance of blessings that He continues to give me. I know that we can and will receive these blessings if we are on His side and if we strive to do the best we can every day. I know the importance of fasting. I know the importance of obeying the Word of Wisdom. I obey the law of Chastity. It's these fundamental commandments that we promise our Heavenly Father that we will obey that enables Him to pour upon us the very blessings of Heaven. I know this to be true and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

Throughout my previous experiences in the Church, I have had many opportunities to be a leader. I have had the privilege to be a Deacon's Quorum President and a counselor in my Teacher's Quorum Presidency. Recently, I have had the opportunity to be a Sunday School Teacher for the fourteen and fifteen year old brothers and sisters of my ward. This has been a very great experience for me as I have been able to personally grow by learning how to prepare lessons and be an effective teacher, but at the same time, learn so much from the people I teach. I have also had the opportunity to be a home teacher for quite some time. With my father as my companion, we have been able to meet with many different people and serve them in every way we could. This section is entitled, "How I Live my Faith". I live my faith by obeying my Heavenly Father's commandments that he has given me. I strive to be the best person that I can be at all times. Yes, we all have temptations, and I am far from perfect, but it is during those times of temptation in which I am able to grow spiritually by choosing to do what is right. Lastly, I believe I live my faith by having faith. by having faith in the Lord and doing all we can to do what is right, He can and will bless us in our lives.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Brinton
The official Church answer that has been given describes the doctrine of grace quite well. We believe that we may be saved by the love and grace of our Lord through His Atonement after we have done absolutely everything we can do on this Earth to be the best we can be. These good works come in many ways; obeying the commandments, being friendly and polite to people, living the laws of the gospel, and always striving to be like Christ. If we use Jesus Christ as our "role model" and to become like Him, we need not have any doubt that we are living the way we should be. As human beings, we are far from perfect, and there will always be times when we fall short of perfection in this life. Our Heavenly Father understands that, and that is why He sent His Son to come to this Earth to Atone for the sins of the world. It was through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that made it possible for us to return to live with God again. The process of repentance was established, and now through this process, we can become clean of our sins through proper repentance. One thing to realize however, is that if we rely upon our merits and good works alone in this life, and hope it will be good enough to enter the Kingdom of God, we will be sorely disappointed. For as humans, we are not worthy to enter His holy presence. That is where the grace of God takes action. After we have done everything we can do, He will make up the difference so that we can live with Him again. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Brinton
Pornography has been proven to be one of the most addictive evils in the world today. Our world is growing increasingly evil because certain acts, practices, desires, lusts, and pleasures that would have been considered inappropriate in previous generations, are considered acceptable in today's society. Pornography is a great contributor to this. When one becomes engulfed with the chains of pornography, it has been proven very difficult to become free. It takes control of our minds; we no longer view men and women as sons and daughters of our loving Heavenly Father, instead we view them as figures of lust. It takes control of our actions; we always desire to attain more and more, we are never satisfied. Perhaps even viewing pornography becomes insufficient, and we resort to more serious acts such as defiling and polluting one of the most sacred gifts our Heavenly Father has given us which is the ability to procreate. We can stop this great evil from spreading in today's world by gaining control over our own minds and bodies. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland once said, "The only real control in life is self control." When we become captains of our own apetites and desires, we can then begin fighting to overcome pornography as a whole. In this ever increasingly evil world we now live in, we must decide more now than ever before who truly is on the Lord's side. If we put our faith in Christ, and gain control of pornography in our lives, in the end we will be victorious. Show more Show less