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Hi I'm Brian

I grew up outdoors as the youngest of five children, I was homeschooled, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father. To me, that is a great honor. I work for a DME(durable medical equipment) company that delivers the equipment that hospice patients need to be comfortable in their own home for their last months of life. This line of work has humbled me in some ways and motivated me to make good use of my time on this earth. I enjoy any kind of time with my wife. Cooking, cleaning, shopping, working in the yard, talking, watching movies, going to church, whatever we do together I enjoy. I also enjoy country music, daddy-son dates and if I ever catch up on work, my honey-do-list, the things I volunteer to do at church, and get some rest, I would love to go hiking or mountain climbing or river rafting again like I used to all summer long when I was a teenager. Welcome adulthood! I don't mind though because so much joy comes with being a man of responsibility and having the blessings that come from having an adoring wife and child.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. I never gave it much thought growing up until I met a certain Sunday school teacher when I was 13. Until then, I went to class on Sunday because I always went to class. His example changed my attitude. He loved the things he taught. He looked us in the eye. We knew he cared about us because he sacrificed his time, energy, and privacy to tell us personal stories from his own life and share his testimony with us about how the Lord had helped him. During that year when he was my Sunday school teacher, I started to want to learn more, and see if I could get my own testimony. Since then I have always been trying to learn more about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Looking back, I can see now that my Heavenly Father has always loved me, and was mindful of me from the beginning of my life, and showed his love for me through this righteous man. I am so grateful to this man for his quiet example and honest love, because in time and after following his example, I have been privileged to feel the love of God for myself. I know my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ love me, and have through the Prophet Joseph Smith restored the Priesthood and this church to help me find my way back, and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by fighting on the Lords side. For me, that means pure thoughts, kind words, supporting others, and taking care of my family. The Book of Mormon helps me with this. I use as my motivation a few words from the very first verse about a man named Nephi. Nephi is such an outstanding, upright, honest, hardworking, and good soul, that any parent would want their child to be as good as Nephi, and any country would want him for a citizen. The very first words out of the Book of Mormon are, "I, Nephi, having been born of goodly parents, therefore I was taught somewhat in all the learning of my father;". Nephi was taught by his father! Wow! How different from society today! From reading the Book of Mormon, I have learned what Nephi was taught: faith in Jesus Christ. Another verse from the Book of Mormon, from another father to his sons speaks of Christ in this way, "And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall." Jesus Christ is my rock. He helps me stand. I want my family to have that same foundation built on Jesus Christ, so I try to do my duty as a husband and as a father to be a good example. For me, the greatest ways I live my faith are the ways I teach my family. I teach them, especially my son, by praying and studying the scriptures as a family, going to church, holding callings at church where we serve others, and holding weekly "family home evenings", where we spend quality time together as a family and learn about the gospel as a family. To me, my example to my family is how I live my faith.