Hi. My name is Bret Powelson. I was born in Glendale, California in 1968. Soon after I was born, my father became an instant millionaire. Both my parents were very religious.
I loved my childhood. I was a happy child, but as I became a teenager, I rebelled pretty strongly against the financial, academic and religious pressures of my family and society. In my late teens, I read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover and it had a profound effect upon me, so I decided to go on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
When I returned home from serving a mission for the Church, according to the strong influence of her father, I married an LDS/Mormon young lady. We had four children over the course of a fifteen-year marriage. I loved my children with all my heart, but was not happy in my marriage. I started feeling severe religious, economic and societal pressures again, so, to soothe the pain, I started abusing drugs and hiding it from my wife, children, family, church members and leaders, etc.
Eventually, I had a drug overdose that put me in a coma for twelve days. After I awakened from a coma, my marriage was over and I went through divorce. I did everything I possibly could to make amends, prove that I was sane and that I loved my family.
Being single and breaking free from pressure to abide by any organized system of beliefs, I began a fervent search for real truth. Eventually, I found the Sealed Portion of the Book of Mormon online, which led me to find the Marvelous Work and a Wonder® and the Humanity Party®. As a result of investigating and researching this new information, I am a much better person today than I ever have been. I am happier, gentler, kinder, less judgmental, less materialistic, less carnally minded, more confident, more intelligent, more patient, and more tolerant. Now I live with peace, understanding and kindness.
In my search for truth, I have found that everything I’ve ever wanted to know about human reality and religion is explained through the Marvelous Work and a Wonder® and every solution to humanity’s problems is presented through the Humanity Party®.