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Hi I'm Brett Gubler

I have 8 kids, with 3 of them still at home and a daughter on a mission. I love to spend time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have a full house. We have our daughter and our granddaughter living downstairs. We also have two daughters ages 14 and 13. We also have a friend of the family staying here with her 2 year-old. I like to play board games with my family. I also like computer games. That lead me to my career creating banking software. It's challenging work because their are always new technologies to learn. We have two sons who are married and have given us other grandchildren with 2 more on the way. We also have a daughter who just recently got married this year. One of our daughters is a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Ladder Day Saints in the Omaha Nebraska mission. I love my family and enjoy spending time with them. I feel very blessed to be surrounded by loving and supportive family and friends. I try to go to the gym regularly, it helps me feel younger (like I'm not turning 50 next year). My wife and I try to have regular date nights, we especially love the live theater. With our busy lives, it's just nice to have some time for just the two of us.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS family. I went to seminary for four years and really gained a love for the scriptures there. When I turned 19 I was asked if I would serve a mission for the church. That was a big sacrifice to give two years of my life to preach the gospel. I couldn't do that just because my parents believed in the church. I had to know for myself. I sincerely prayed to the Lord about all I had learned about while growing up. Being in the church and trying to live the gospel did bring a lot of joy and growth into my life. I told him I thought Joseph Smith was a prophet and that the church he restored was of God, but that I couldn't go on a mission and teach other people about it unless I knew for sure. At that time the Lord witnessed to my soul that it was really true. That Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ and they told him that the church would be restored in it's fullness through him. And the Book of Mormon did come from the ancient prophets of the America's and brought to light many plain and precious truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ and stands as a witness of him alongside the Holy Bible. Now I knew that everything I had been taught was actually true. I was able to go on a mission and look people and the eye and witness of the truths that I knew. It was such a beautiful thing to share that knowledge with others and I saw how it could change peoples lives. It made good people even better. My testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is one of my most precious possessions. It gives me hope and strength even the hardest times and helps me appreciate the good times more. What a privilege and blessing it is to be a member of his church.

How I live my faith

My participation in the church has really enriched my life. When I first moved to my neighborhood I was called to be a ward missionary. I wondered why they called me because I was new and didn't know anybody. It turned out to be a great opportunity for me to get to know many people in the neighborhood. I got to make a lot of new friends. I also had some choice opportunities to share my faith as well with those that were interested. It made me feel more a part of the neighborhood. I currently am responsible for coordinating church service projects. It is rewarding to help provide people with opportunities to serve. It really seems to make people happy to have opportunities to serve others. I also get to visit ward members and cultivate those friendships. We all try to look out for each other and be there to help out when needed. The gospel teaches us to love and serve each other and I really like that.