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Hi I'm Brent

I'm a business owner, husband, father of the Jackson 5 and a closet musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the LDS Church in a very strong family. My parents joined the Church before I was born. So I have lived my entire life experiencing the blessings that come from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. My friends called it living a "charmed life" because I didn't experience the problems and issues that many did growing up. I only experienced the fruits and blessings that come because of living the way the Savior taught, and somehow having everything "just workout right". If I had to do it all over again...I wouldn't change a thing.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this is where the ANSWERS are. The answers to the "Why" of everything. Why are we here? Not because God wanted to create something to be able to talk to. Not because Adam "messed up" and caused us to live in this environment. We are here because we are children of God, and we lived with Him in a pre-mortal state where part of His eternal plan was for us to come to earth and experience these things as a step in our eternal progression. That's the foundational "Why" answer that gives meaning to everything else.

How I live my faith

Ever since I was a child I have felt a deep gratitude for the miracles and blessings in my life. I feel a great debt to my Father in Heaven, and always have. I strive to live the gospel of Jesus Christ by spending as much of my time as possible in His service ("if ye have done it unto one of the least of these...ye have done it unto me") because of the debt I feel toward Him. This is a debt that I don't believe I can repay fully, and I feel "at home" doing His work. It's the only "good debt" out there.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Brent
I once saw a comic that showed a long dinner table with one man on each end. At one end there was a glutenous man with 2 servers next to him, he had an entire turkey in front of him surrounded by many other foods. With large turkey leg in hand he was looking at the man at the other end, asking him a question. At the other end of the table was a man that looked more like an accountant, skinny, glasses, with a more meek appearance. He sat alone, with a paper sack lunch in front of him. The question being asked by the glutenous man read, "how do you Mormons keep your finances in such good order? How is it that your church is so financially successful without any scandals and such?" Many questions have been asked by other churches and the press trying to figure out how the LDS Church has been so blessed financially. It's not just because its members pay tithing. All churches receive tithes and offerings from their members. The difference is how they execute their stewardship over the funds given. The LDS Church is the best example of being good stewards of finances I've ever seen. The Lord said, "By their fruits ye shall know them". This is a "fruit" in which the LDS Church leads the world. Show more Show less