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Hi I'm Brent

I was born with a rare skin condition. I have overcome this trial through Jesus Christ and the Gospel. I love life. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a young man who is going to serve a mission for The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I am serving in the Costa Rica San Jose Mission. I love my family so very much and I am grateful that I am able to be an example to my younger siblings. I love all types of sports and anything competitive, especially soccer. I have played for different soccer clubs and played varsity for 4 years for my high school team. I was born with a rare skin disorder that has been really painful. I was told at a young age by Doctors to not play sports, but I told them that I won't stop because I enjoy them so much. I have been able to overcome this trial through hard work, perseverance and overall through Jesus Christ and the Gospel. I am thankful for this trial and how it has helped me have compassion for others and has helped my realize I can become the person i want to become and who God wants me to be. Another interest I have and enjoy is music. Music has always been a big part of my life, I have sung in many choirs and have been in quartets. For 7 years i took piano lessons and I also have been trying to teach myself how to play the guitar. I am an Eagle Scout and have earned my Duty to God award through the help of great parents. I have always loved serving others, not only that but being positive, happy and fun around others no matter what the circumstances may be. A quote I have tried to live by is, " I can't control life, but i can control how I react to it."

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I am so very blessed to be born into this church just like my parents were. I have always been a part of the church, at the beginning I learned new things and leaned on my parents faith and testimony. Over the years I kept on learning and I could discern between right and wrong, but I didn't have a solid testimony until I read the whole Book of Mormon and prayed to ask Heavenly Father if it was true. I received my answer and I know without a doubt that this church is true and that it can bring eternal happiness. Through our Savior Jesus Christ, we can find joy and to be able to go through anything that life throws at us. By reading the scriptures and listening to the Prophet and the Apostles council we are able to live more fulfilled lives and we are able to find even more peace and joy. I know that Joseph Smith is/was a Prophet of the living God and that he translated the Book of Mormon and was able to go through tons of pain, agony and tough times in order to bring God's gospel to the earth. I also know without a doubt that Thomas S. Monson is the Prophet on the earth today and that he is the mouth piece of God. I am so excited to be able to share this gospel and bring this happiness to the people of Costa Rica. I hope that with my testimony and being an example, i can bring others unto Christ and help the receive that peace, joy and happiness I have received by following God's glorious gospel that is here on the earth in these Latter days.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively going to church and learning more about Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Over the years I have done many church activities. More then 90 percent of those activities involve service towards others in the community. This includes visiting the nursing home, cleaning out weeds, washing cars and other great acts of service to help the people around us. One of my fondest memories was our church and some missionaries helped this older lady clean out her horse pasture that was full of mesquite bushes. Mesquite bushes are very sharp to handle and can cut you real easily, but we still cleaned them out and cut them down for her. She was very grateful and I can still remember her smiling face and the kind words she said toward us. Our arms were all scraped and cut, we were super dirty but the feeling of helping another sister/brother of God is indescribable. Being apart of the Boys Scouts of America has also given me the opportunity to help others as well. Over the past few years we have done many service deeds and big projects to help out the community. My bigger project I supervised was when my scout troop, a few church leaders and I built a bridge to help others cross a big stream. It was great to be able to have help and support by my fellow church members and friends. Overall, service truly is the key to bringing happiness everyone. I am very excited to serve the people of Costa Rica and to be able to work side by side with my brothers and sisters in that area.