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Hi I'm Brian

I grew up in Colorado. I did a mission for my church in Brazil. I've been married for almost two years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Colorado. I am the youngest of four kids. I've always looked up to my siblings. My mom was a stay-home mom and was always there for me. My dad worked hard to make that possible. He worked hard but also made time to spend with me outdoors and serve in the church. When I was around ten years old, we found out my dad had potentially fatal cancer. He was always calm in front of me and showed faith in The Lord that whatever happened would be His will and would be for the best. Throughout the experience, he prayed that he would survive to see me serve a mission for the church. He is alive today, and the experience has made me grateful for the time I have had with him. I grew up with a lot of great friends. I'm still grateful for those friendships. I was lucky to have friends who respected my views and who I was. They came from different religious backgrounds and many had different political views from me as well. It was nice to hear differing views and still remain great friends even when we disagreed with one another on many issues. I spent two years in Brazil on my mission for the church. I will be eternally grateful for my experiences there. I married my wife in the San Diego temple in 2011. She works in special ed at an elementary school. I study accounting and look forward to a career in business. I play tennis, basketball, & volleyball for fun. I play guitar and sing. I like to camp/backpack in the mountains and relax at the beach.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always seen a divide between the way that social or philosophical trends show us to live and the way that Jesus Christ showed us to live. Without an anchor, it would be easy for me to sway and change my behavior to follow the trends of the world around me. Actively attending and serving in the LDS church provides me strength to strive to live the way Jesus would have me live. It is never easy, but being an active Mormon makes it so much easier. I have also been aware of the divide between so many who believe in Jesus and profess to follow his teachings. The divided teachings of different Christian sects, that I have noted, include: the nature and character of God and Jesus Christ, our existence before our mortal birth, the full purpose of life, the morality that has been defined by God, the purpose and administration of God's priesthood/authority, our future after death, and more. I believe that God called prophets throughout history to speak in his name and teach all of his gospel truths. I believe that Christ called apostles to speak in his name and continue to teach the same truths after his crucifixion and to be witnesses of his divinity. I believe the divide among the Christian sects occurred over time after the rejection and death of the apostles. Most importantly, I believe that Jesus guides apostles today to teach gospel truth and act as witnesses of his divinity. I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is guided by Christ through revelation, as was his primitive church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the church. Most recently, I have been teaching youth in Sunday school with my wife. I also try to become more like Christ by overcoming my weaknesses and keeping God's commandments. By participating in discussions and teaching the youth at church, I receive strength throughout the week to be a good person.