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Hi I'm Brent

I am a certified soccer referee, I am a business owner, I speak Portuguese and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I learned to love soccer living in Brazil. I learned to love basketball growing up in a coaches home. I played and coached soccer and basketball most of my adult life and decide to also be a soccer referee. One of the greatest things I experience as a referee is watching young people play the beautiful game beautifully. Sometimes I marvel at their skill and ability and at times I forget I am the referee because I am enjoying their excellent play. There are times when I utter out loud "wow." as a great play takes place. I received my MBA in International Business with emphasis in finance from Thunderbird and started an engineering company with my father-in-law. We have a full service firm focusing on industrial projects. We have provided services all over the world, but mostly in the western United States. I am the President of the company and work with an amazing group of professionals. I have the most amazing and beautiful wife. She is the mother of our 5 children. My oldest son is a doctor in New Jersey with 2 beautiful daughters. My oldest daughter is a mother of 3 beautiful active girls. My middle daughter makes children's lives magical through her experiences with Disney princesses at Disney World in Orlando. My youngest daughter thrills many as she performs on stage as she studies musical theater. Her voice is spectacular and exquisite. She is exceptionally talented. And my youngest son serves the Savior as a full time missionary in Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to follow Christ through living the teachings and values proclaimed through a restored church. I want to have an eternal family and I believe that the sealing power is upon the earth to seal families together forever. That is why we have temples that dot the earth. I believe the Book of Mormon was translated through the gift and power of God. Most importantly I believe that surely the Lord God will do nothing save he reveal his secret to his servants the prophets. I am so happy to believe the heavens are again open and the Lord did and does reveal his will to prophets. I believe in a living prophet. I believe that Joseph Smith saw a glorious vision which started the restoration. I love Jesus Christ and I love what he did for all humanity including me through his atonement. I am indeed imperfect, but through Christ, I can have the blessings promised to all of those that follow him especially eternal families. Nothing gives me greater comfort than to know I have a living creator who knows me, loves me, and has an eternal plan for me that started before I was born and will continue after this life. I follow Christ and I believe his church is here on the earth and his teachings are beautiful and worth the sacrifices to be apart of them. Christ gave everything for me, I can certainly give something back to him, my will. I love being Mormon because of the glorious teachings, his authority called the priesthood, and ordinances such as temple marriage which make it all worth it.

How I live my faith

I love the Savior and try diligently to serve him in the LDS church. I have served a full time mission. I have served my whole life in various capacities either teaching the youth, teaching adults serving as a congregational leader or serving with several congregational leaders. I enjoy helping others. As we work together, we see lives blessed in abundant ways as we all try to turn our hearts toward our Savior. We are all imperfect but through the Savior we have the opportunity to change our hearts to be more like him.