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Hi I'm Brian Kent

I'm a convert and have been a Mormon for almost 30 years.

About Me

I live in a small town in Michigan near Ann Arbor. I grew up in New England but found employment in the Midwest. For more than 25 years, my wife Tricia and I have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It is a very central part of our lives. We have three children that have grown up in the church. I enjoy backpacking, traveling, and loving my immediate and extended family. The Temple, where Tricia and I labor each Saturday morning has been wonderful. We find the quiet Zion-like atmosphere warm and inviting. My son Stephen asked me one day, "Dad, what would it be like to not be a member of the Mormon Church?" So much of what we have become is tied directly to our membership. He answered his own question by saying - "Wow, Dad, I couldn't even imagine."

Why I am a Mormon

There was a knock on our door one day in 1982. Two Mormon missionaries stood there in their crisp white shirts and ties. My first reaction like most would have been - "thank you, but I already have a church." My wife answered the door and to my surprise let them in. In the months following we heard many wonderful things including the Plan of Salvation. Our conversion really happened through the service of two wonderful missionaries. Between midnight and 6 am they shoveled the snow from our 1700 foot driveway! That was the beginning of knowing them "by their fruits." We were baptized in March of 1983 and have been filled with great joy ever since. I can not imagine raising a family in our difficult times without the surrounding love of our Ward (congregation) family.

How I live my faith

I am currently a priesthood leader in our Ward. As such, I watch over many many families through the home teaching program. We have a very active ward with much Temple activity with youth and adults. I have less time now to work with the youth but I really love hosting baptismal sessions at the Temple for our large youth program.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Brian Kent
We gladly give 10% of our earnings to the church so the leaders can direct its use to support our missionary program, build new buildings, provide humanitarian aid, and many many more programs. I have seen the blessings come back many fold from adhering to this simple commandment. Show more Show less