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Hi I'm Brent

I'm proud to call myself a Mormon.

About Me

I am in the military and have served, in some capacity, for almost half of my life. I was raised in the LDS faith and very grateful to have been born to two extremely faithful parents. My wife and I met before she became a member, but she surprised me over a recent deployment to Iraq that she had chosen to be baptized. (We were married very shortly after my return.) If I could have predicted marriage was this awesome, I wouldn't have waited so many years to discover the countless blessings associated with it. But like my father said, "In order to find the One, two elements must exist simultaneously - (1) the right girl and (2) the right time."

Why I am a Mormon

A commander of mine once told me that my strongest virtue is Loyalty. This observation reminded me of our 12th Article of Faith - "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." He even admitted that he felt this quality might have stemmed from my religious beliefs? I don't know the extent of his knowledge on "Mormonism", but I do wish I could go back in time and explain to him how my faith does, in fact, correlate exactly to my degree of commitment and chosen career field in government service. In my younger days, I was a rebellious teenager and needed to venture out to discover my own true convictions. Immediately after leaving home and enlisting in the Army, I locked away my faith and chose to experience everything the world had to offer. It's true that I became more experienced in the process, but at the great cost of spiritual turmoil down the road. It was not until ten years ago that I finally stepped inside a chapel after a 4 year absence, and it felt like rain on cracked desert earth...I can't even describe the experience to its true effect. I do not believe in a random order to things. Does God play dice with the Universe? Certainly not. My beliefs are that God has a very specific plan for all His children to return to Him and that Christ's church is the only central repository for all the answers needed to access the full spectrum of blessings our Heavenly Father has made available to us.

How I live my faith

One of the ways I contribute to my local ward is by serving in the ward's Boy Scout Program and another by participating in as many service projects as I am possibly able.