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Hi I'm Brian D. Holloway

I am married with four sons and work for a nonprofit supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

About Me

My wife, Cindie, and I have four sons. Our two oldest are serving missions for the church in Redlands, California and Johannesburg, South Africa. Our third son has an intellectual disability and brings a rich spirit into our home. Our last son is a fireball; we just try to keep up. I am a director at a nonprofit agency that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Spokane, Washington. I enjoy writing, reading and sailing the beautiful lakes of the Inland Northwest.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born LDS, my family endured numerous trials as I was growing up (we lost brother to cancer and a sister in a house fire, and homes to fire in 1970 and flood in 1976--all in the space of about 10 years), which caused me to ponder life's deep questions from an early age. I have always been curious how different faiths address the difficult questions in life--from "is there a God?" to "why do the innocent suffer?" and I will say that the answers I have found as a Christian and a Latter-day Saint are profoundly satisfying. My faith is, to me, as the pearl of great price spoken of by the Savior in Matthew 13:45-46. As Mormons, we believe that many of the eternal truths taught by Jesus and recorded in the New Testament became corrupted after the Apostles were killed and that those truths were restored to the Earth in the early 19th century by Joseph Smith--a prophet just like Moses or Isaiah. A key part of this restoration was the translation of the Book of Mormon, which we believe to be a record of ancient prophets living on the American continent and a second witness of Jesus Christ. I have found that, together, the Book of Mormon and the New Testament offer a profoundly rich perspective about our journey through eternity, of which this life is but a small--but important--part. For those difficult questions that haunted me in my youth, my faith (what I would call "the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ") has quenched my thirst for understanding (John 4:14).

How I live my faith

I live my faith by treating the people I meet each day as children of God whose love for them is infinite.