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Hi I'm Brent

I am in the Military and am studying Physical Therapy. My wife and I just had our first baby boy. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of 5 children. My family lived in 7 different states for various periods of time in my youth and we were able to see many regions of the United States. I like to play sports, go hiking and camping, work on cars and motorcycles, and spend time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I listened to the words my parents taught and the words of the leaders in the church. I read the scriptures on my own and attended church classes so that I could understand the scriptures better. I know that the things I learned from my parents and church leaders are good because I have seen them benefit my life. However, the most important reason I am a Mormon is that I have prayed to my Father in Heaven and asked Him if this is the true church of Jesus Christ. I remember having prayed multiple times for this witness from God and I don't remember feeling anything too special about it until one time that stands out in my mind. I prayed, just as I had many times before, but then I had a feeling of peace and joy that I had rarely felt before. I experienced the burning in my bosom that the scriptures talk about and knew in my heart that feeling could only come from a loving Father in heaven. I have remembered that experience and it has helped me through trials and temptations over and over again. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday and try to live the principles taught throughout the week. I have a responsibility to teach and lead the men in their duties as husbands and fathers. Even though I only have an infant boy, I try to relate to the men who have been fathers for many years because the gospel of Jesus Christ applies to all of us, no matter our situation. I also participate in welfare efforts and help people get out of debt and maintain a family budget so they can save for the future and accomplish their financial goals.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Gordon B. Hinckley taught, "In this Church the man neither walks ahead of his wife nor behind his wife but at her side. They are co-equals in this life in a great enterprise." I love this quote because it explains the answer simply so that no one can be confused about it. I am grateful to hold the priesthood but I am equally grateful to have my wife as a companion. We have different roles in the church and in our family. Neither is better than the other and they are both necessary. I hope every woman in the church knows how much they are needed. The church would not be where it is today without the guidance and example of righteous women. Show more Show less