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Hi I'm Brett

I grew up in Bountiful Utah, married a wonderful wife and have 5 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a son, a husband, a father and a foster father. I work as a software engineer for a large telecommunications company, writing software for an IP router. I enjoy cooking, camping, playing basketball, gardening and spending time with my family. I try to take my children backpacking in the Uinta mountains each year. Back in 2004 we added on to our house to make room for our 5 children, I did much of the construction with help from neighbors and my father.

Why I am a Mormon

Well I grew up in a home where we regularly attended church. My parent's are great examples of service and living wholesome lives. I have read the Book of Mormon many times, I know it is true. I chose to serve a mission at age 19 for two years. The experiences I had while serving the people of Argentina strengthened my testimony of the Savior and his gospel. I find great joy as I try to follow the teachings of Jesus. I am strengthened as I watch my children grow up and make good choices. I am grateful for the pathway that others have walked.

How I live my faith

I am most happy when I reach out and serve others. I enjoy the opportunities to help neighbors whether it be laying sod, building fences, or shingling a roof. I try to contribute to our community by coaching soccer or basketball. Our family has enjoyed helping with foster care. I am amazed how attached we become to these children after they live with us for several months. When the time comes to say goodbye it tears at your heart.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

We do have great respect and we often express appreciation for Joseph Smith in talks or lessons since he was the prophet of the restoration. He played a key role in restoring the gospel. However we do not pray to anyone or anything other than God the Father. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet just like Moses or Isaiah were prophets. Show more Show less