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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a student. I'm a nerd. I'm a musician. I'm a friend. And I'm a mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time college student preparing to a serve a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love music, playing many musical instruments, singing, and I've developed quite the reputation for my whistling. I love family, friendship, and the wonderful children of God on this Earth.

Why I am a Mormon

Nothing in this world has felt more right than the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I've found no greater joy than when living the teachings of my Savior, Jesus Christ, and striving to live as he did. Through prayer and reading the Book of Mormon, another Testament of Jesus Christ to stand beside the accounts in the Bible, I've come to personally know of the truths therein, and the truthfulness of Joseph Smith as the prophet chosen to restore Christ's church on the Earth, lead by a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, even now. I can only marvel at the knowledge that I have that I can live with my family forever and that all people on this Earth, who I have come to love so much, literally are my brothers and sisters in a family lead by our loving Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I try my best to develop relationships of trust and respect with those around me. People bring such joy into my life. I try to live a life exemplary of the teachings of Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the resulting fulfillment and purpose in life I feel. Following God's commandments and revelation from modern-day Prophets brings so many blessings of joy and safety to my life, giving me true freedom to enjoy the life I've been given and choose to live. I'm grateful for my church leaders and the guidance they give. I know that when lost, I can turn to them for aid in finding the answers I seek from my Father in Heaven.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Brian
God's living Prophet, called to serve all people on the Earth today, is Thomas S. Monson. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Brian
We place great value on service and believe our time should be freely given in service to those around us. We believe that our actions towards others should be just as we would treat Jesus Christ, so by serving others, we are serving our Savior, Jesus Christ. We also believe our leaders have been chosen by God to lead the church and leadership is therefore not a job-position for which one would apply and be paid. Show more Show less

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

Brian
Tithing can go towards many things including the construction of temples and church meeting houses, church efforts to provide for people around the world things such as disaster relief; food, clothing, and shelter for those in need; aiding in the church missionary effort; and the church's policy of perpetual education. Show more Show less

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Brian
Members of the Church are often to referred to as Mormons because of our belief in The Book of Mormon, a collection of writings that bear testament of Jesus Christ that were abridged and compiled into a single collection by the prophet Mormon Show more Show less