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Hi I'm Brenton Gillming

I was born in California, moved 3 times before the age of 6, and grew up in the edge of nowhere Texas.

About Me

I'm Elder Gillming! (Unless you live in South Jordan Utah, to everyone here I'm Elder Gimli, Gimling, Gillman, etc.) I have grown up in Texas for the last 15 years of my life, but am now serving a mission in the great Salt Lake City South Mission! What makes it so great? It's where I serve. It's as simple as that. Wherever you serve(d) your mission is the greatest mission ever. I've already completed a semester of college and I worked as a freight broker for my dad's company for a year and a half before my mission. A little bit of background for me includes why I'm on a mission. For a long time in my youth I didn't live the teachings of Jesus Christ. I wasn't happy and I didn't know why. When I was about 18 I had the opportunity to be in a play with other church members in my area. As I observed them(most of the men were returned missionaries themselves), I saw how happy they were and I wanted that for myself. I started to turn my life around, it took me a long time but I finally did and now I'm happily serving a mission for my savior!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, my parents are both members, but as stated above I didn't follow the teachings of Jesus Christ for a long time. I had a few instances that caused my faith to be established. The first happened when I was 17; I was sitting in a week long youth camp called EFY and there was a musical program. During the musical program, there was a song about the prophet Joseph Smith. During the song there were short clips of different videos about the prophet's life. During a clip where the prophet was tarred and feathered I heard the spirit say to me as clear as day, "This is what they did to my Prophet." Ever since that day I cannot deny that Joseph Smith is and was a prophet of God. As I've been on my mission, I've really done my best to become who my Heavenly Father needs and wants me to be. By studying the prophets in the scriptures, I've learned what Heavenly Father expects from each of his children. He expects us to always be learning and growing. Always be doing our best to become what he expects of us. His love for me, and each one of us, is infinite. I hope that I am becoming who my Father in a heaven wants me to be. I am a Mormon because I know that the restored gospel that we teach is how we can all get back to live with our Heavenly Father again. I know that the Book of Mormon contains the fullness of Christ's gospel and that it doesn't compete with, but rather compliments the Bible. They go hand in hand. I know for a fact that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I know that I am doing the Lord's work by being a missionary.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by striving to serve the people around me. In Utah a lot of people know about the LDS(Mormon) church but they only know the culture, not the reason behind the culture. I strive to find and teach people about the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I've seen the difference it has made in my life and I want to share it with as many people as possible. Part of the Gospel includes Repentance. It seems like a scary word but it simply means to turn away from wrong things and turn back towards Christ. As I repent every day, I become closer to and more like our Savior Jesus Christ. I excersize my faith by living as Christ-like a life as possible. I have come to love the scriptures recently, especially the Book of Mormon. By studying the scriptures, I learn to make my life better every day.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Brenton Gillming
Our worship services consist mostly of our Sacrament meeting. Where we partake of the sacrament just like Christ instituted in the New Testament. We have a few speakers and once a month it's open to the congregation to bear testimony. Everyone is welcome to join us, so why don't you swing by and find out for yourself? Show more Show less