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Hi I'm Brian

I grew up in Oklahoma. I take interest in music, sports, and academics. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning. I plan to major in mechanical engineering in college because I am fascinated by how mankind can manipulate the physical world to fit our needs and solve problems of societies around the globe. I am also a big fan of the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team and the Atlanta Braves baseball team. I play the piano and drums, and listen to rock, rap, dubstep, classical, etc. (pretty much anything except country music and pop). I watch a lot of television and movies. The Lord of the Rings is my favorite movie series, and The Colbert Report is one of my favorite TV shows. I enjoy being very active, so playing basketball, tennis, and golf is how I often spend time when it is nice outside.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for my entire life. I do not remain active and faithful simply because it's convenient or easy. In fact, sometimes religious things can be difficult. However, there is great nourishment for the soul to be found and cherished in the fullness of Christ's Gospel. I have gone through many times over the years of serious inner conflict (I intentionally remain vague for privacy). The values and encouragement of forgiveness and improvement through the Lord Jesus Christ has been the source of motivation and comfort that has allowed me to progress beyond what I could ever fathom possible by my own capabilities. In this church I find hope. I find forgiveness. I find a purpose to persevere through struggles and emerge as an improved and humbled individual. By the design of my Father in Heaven and through His Son Jesus Christ I know that each person on the earth is of great worth and has marvelous potential. This testimony is what keeps me going in life.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints emphasizes the importance of service. When I did my Eagle Scout Project through the Boy Scouts of America, I found that serving my community is an excellent way to contribute to others as a productive member of society. My project involved helping the Special Olympics of Oklahoma to create a storage room at their local office in which field equipment could be stored. Service, on both large and small scales, is mutually beneficial to those who serve, and those who are served. As a youth leader at church, I have often helped organize events and lessons for teaching. Offering knowledge of things I have learned to others not only teaches them, but also teaches me about people and new perspectives that I gain in the process.