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Hi I'm Brent

I'm just a regular guy that likes being happy and having fun. I'm a full time missionary in Toronto Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up working on a farm in small-town Tremonton, Utah and learned how to work hard and enjoy the outdoors there. I went to a semester of college at BYU before becoming a missionary and loved it. In my spare time in Tremonton I enjoyed spending time with my friends, playing baseball, wrestling, flipping burgers at one of my jobs (OK, I actually thoroughly disliked that job), and trying hard to get "yoked" by lifting weights at the local gym with my friends. My father is a CPA that enjoys remodeling anything and everything about our farm and home and teaching his children construction and life skills along the way. My mother is a sweet stay-at-home mom that enjoys helping others and sharing her funny sense of humor. I come from a pretty large family with a total of nine children including me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a family that was active in the church. Through my teen years, however, I began to hang out with lots of different friends that had different values that I did. I began to question whether the church was really true or if it was OK for me to continue to lower my standards with some of the guys around me. I desired to know for myself whether or not the principles I was being taught were true. I began to do some self-pondering and praying and came to know that the Book of Mormon and the words I was being taught were true. My testimony of the gospel was strengthened as I watched some of my non-member friends struggle to find meaning in their life and their purpose for being here on this Earth. A lot of them would seek after buying the newest truck, latest fashions, and spending time doing activities that were of no real worth to their eternal progression. I came to realize that the ideals I was being taught were helping me to make good decisions and get my life on the right track. Being a member of the Church was a solid foundation that I could build my life around because I knew it would never falter. A couple of my other friends got caught up in drinking, smoking, and even using illegal drugs and I could tell that it affected their lives negatively. I sincerely believe that living the standards of the church has helped me to live a life that I have been happy with.

How I live my faith

I am taking 2 years and spending it serving my Heavenly Father far from home in Toronto, Canada. Before leaving on my mission, I had callings in the church that required me to help plan youth activities, invite my peers to stay active in the church, being a leader of other boys my age, and also doing multiple service projects that benefited my community and others around me.