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Hi I'm Brent

I raised pigs, will be going on a mission, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had been previously attending college. I decided to begin serving a mission for the LDS Church. I will be putting aside my hobbies of hunting, fishing, riding in the mountains on my 1974 Yamaha bike, and driving around town. I won't be able to come home for two years while on my mission, but will be able to talk to family and friends for a short time once a week.

Why I am a Mormon

During my senior year of high school, I began to fall away from the church and lost faith in the Church and Jesus Christ. After I graduated, I attended an event called Especially For Youth which is sponsored by the church. I gained a greater testimony about the Church and I was able to feel the love that Jesus Christ, Heavenly Father, and the Holy Ghost have for me. I was able to receive a personal conviction that Joseph Smith was the first prophet of these latter days and that he had reorganized the Church on the Earth. Since then, my testimony has grown. Being able to feel the love that is offered to me is part of the reason that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by looking for ways to serve others within the community and church. I strive to keep a good image when others see me so that they can have a positive outlook on the church and myself. I have gained a respect for my past leaders who went out and served any one they could find without thinking about themselves. I strive to be like them and Jesus Christ.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Brent
Prayer is the most simplest and easiest form to communicate with our Father in Heaven and to be able to come to know Him. As we pray to Him, we can ask for blessings, love, and reassurance. We can read the scriptures to learn about His gospel and His plan for us. The Book of Mormon is an addition to the Holy Bible in which all, even you, can learn more about our Father in Heaven. As you read the Book of Mormon in conjunction with the Bible, you will be able to feel the love of our Father in Heaven and learn about the plan He has for all of His children, especially you. He loves each and every one of His children and wants them to return to Him. As we keep the commandments, we will be brought closer to Heavenly Father. Through prayer, reading the scriptures, and keeping the commandments, your belief in our Father in Heaven will increase and you will gain increased knowledge about Him. Show more Show less