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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a husband, a father of four, a college student, a certified elections administrator, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Being a husband and father are my greatest joys in life, playing in the back yard or wrestling with the kids seems to be a regular request when I get home from work. I try to spend as much time as possible with them as I can, they grow up so fast. I am an election administrator by profession, I am responsible for preparing everything for Election Day, ie voting machines poll workers, etc. I also make sure everyone plays by the rules, think of me as the stage crew/referee of elections. I maintain a certification as an election administrator, but have since returned to school to earn a degree in business administration. Life is busy and sometimes hectic balancing priorities with family, work and school, but it's wonderful at the same time. I see blessings from a loving Heavenly Father in my life every day, and I am greatful to know that he knows me and that he loves me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because of the Book of Mormon and my testimony of that book. I was raised in a family that was active in the church I was taught the gospel and always had felt the church was true, but it wasn't until I gained a testimony of the Book of Mormon that I gained knowledge that the church was indeed true. In the book, a prophet named Moroni makes this invitation "And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God the Eternal Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost" (Moroni 10:4) I asked my Eternal Father if the book was true, and he did manifest the truthfulness of the book to me through the power of the Holy Ghost. I have since gained a testimony of other truths through this same method and know that at any time I need guidance I can go to my Father in Heaven through prayer and receive the answers that I need.

How I live my faith

In no way am I perfect, but I never use that as an excuse for not trying. I begin every day on my knees asking for the Lord's guidance, then I go to work doing my best to follow his teachings. I love and honor my wife and do all I can to provide for her and our four children. I love being a father and second only to my responsibility as a husband, see this role as my most important duty. I teach my children the gospel of Jesus Christ, and try to set a good example. I am greatful for repentance when I fall short and lose patience with my kids. I attend church each Sunday and my wife and I have made that a priority in our lives. I enjoy the opportunities of service in my local ward and stake. Most recently I have been in a position that allows me to serve the older members, and widows of our congregation. It has been an amazing experience serving with and learning from these great people. With nearly sixty years difference in age with some of our oldest members, they often share life lessons on marriage and raising children that have helped me in my own life. To me that is one of the wonderful blessings of being a mormon helping each other, serving each other and learning from each other.