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Hi I'm Brandon

I am a partner in a small business in Utah. I am a friend,uncle, brother, skier, dirt biker, lover of life, and a Mormon.

About Me

Grew up in Colorado and moved to Utah for college. Had a great opportunity with some good friends to be partners in a great company. Love the outdoors, riding my dirt bike and skiing. Not a fan of hiking, walking slowly around while getting sweaty and gross to only end up where I started is not my definition of fun. Probably because of my ADHD, but got to be moving to enjoy life. There is so much out there to be enjoyed and experienced.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I asked. I was in Brazil, and one day i decided to start a search to know what was true and was not. I was serving an LDS mission and was asked one day if I really knew what I was teaching was true. With all my heart I wanted to say yes, but the reality was, i didnt know, for me. I pretended like i didnt understand what he said (we were speaking Portuguese, well at least he was, mine was some mix of English, Portuguese, and scared). I just looked at the young man i was teaching with the blank stare that someone has when trying to understand physics or girls' emotions. The next morning i woke up and followed my typical morning of studying the scriptures and the Portuguese language. we lived in a small garage behind a house and the nly place i could study with out waking the other missionary was in the bathroom (i use that term loosely. It was a 2.5' x2.5 room with a sheet for a door). I would sit in there and study. This particular morning nothing was sticking. I generally memorize things easily, but this morning nothing stayed with me. I resolved to get on my knees and pray. Not just the typical pray, but really pray. I told Heavenly Father I was going home (i had only been in Brazil for 3 weeks. Just before i left, i had started dating the most beautiful girl ever, i was offered a really good job, and my buddy was going to sell me his jeep - life was perfect). I told Heavenly Father i had plenty of reasons to go home, but I would stay if I knew what truth was, and where it came from. I sincerely asked if the Book of Mormon was true. My answer was not an angelic visit (I am still hoping for one of those someday. I did see a girl once who looked like an angel though). It was calm assurance that it was true. Having the knowledge of why we are here, where we go, eternal families, is the foundation that helps me live life. I know that knowing these things would benefit the lives of anyone who truly wants to know.

How I live my faith

By trying. I have learned that being a "Mormon" is not about being perfect, but constantly trying. Somedays i fail, and fail miserably. I firmly believe in Jesus Christ, and He has never given up on me, so i wont either.