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Hi I'm Brett

I am a student. I am an athlete. I am a husband. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a beautiful wife. I am currently going to school to become a physical therapist. I love pretty much all things that have to do with sports, especially baseball. I served a full time mission for the LDS Church. I received the Eagle Scout award in the Boy Scouts of America. I really like to mountain bike. I enjoy reading a good book.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. But I was never forced to live the standards of the Church. My parents taught me to live righteously and let me make my own choices. One of the most defining moments of my youth came as I was reading the Book of Mormon around the age of 13. It was the first time I actually read the whole thing by myself without stopping. I remember praying about whether or not the book is true on many occasions. I found that the more I read, the more true it felt. It is hard to describe the feelings I felt but nothing had ever felt more right to me that at that time in my life up to that point. I knew that everything that I had been taught by my parents and church leaders about the Gospel of Jesus Christ was true. Most of the major decisions in my life have been strongly influenced by that manifestation of the Holy Ghost to me at that young age. I spent my teenage/high school years playing sports as often as I could. One of my childhood dreams was to play baseball in college. As I neared the end of my high school playing days, I began to see that dream start to become a reality. College scouts were inviting me to attend talent showcases to see if I had what they were looking for. This soon led to one of the most important choices of my life. I had worked very hard to have such a great opportunity, but I also knew that I had a responsibility to serve a full time mission. I considered very strongly that I would attend college for a year and play baseball, and then leave to serve my mission. As I considered my options with a lot of prayer and pondering, my thoughts returned to that time as a 13 year old discovering for myself that the Book of Mormon is true. Up until that time I had been leaning towards going to school for a year and then leaving, but that changed because I knew that my first responsibility was to the Lord. I chose to go on a mission which became a major building block for my spiritual growth. I love God and know that this is his church.

How I live my faith

Right now I am the Ward Mission Leader in my ward. I work with the full time missionaries in my area to help bring others unto Christ. I have previously been a teacher in Sunday School. I felt like I learned a lot more in that calling than anyone I was teaching. It was a great opportunity to study the scriptures in depth and be able to share it with others. My wife and I have participated in a charity walk to help fund research for multiple sclerosis. As a young man I really enjoyed raking leaves, shoveling snow, or chopping wood with my friends for some of the elderly people in our town.