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Hi I'm Brandon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

About Me

I am a husband and a father, the two most important roles I play in my life. I am in my last year of optometry school, looking forward to finishing my doctorate and beginning my career as an eye doctor. I was born in Utah but have lived most of my life in other states such as Texas, Idaho, Colorado and Tennessee. My wife and I have been married for seven years and we have a five year old and twins that are three. They mean everything to me and, though they may be challenging, they are my greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the LDS church from the time I was baptized while eight years old. My parents were faithful members and felt it important that I was raised in a christian home. Much of my faith and love for the gospel has come from them and I owe them dearly for that instruction and teaching. They encouraged me to not only learn the gospel but to practice what I believed to be true. In the course of my youth, there were times that I questioned for myself what truth actually was. I had been raised in the LDS faith but as all must do, I had to know for myself if the things I had been taught were actually true and not simply rely on the testimony of my parents and teachers.

How I live my faith

Before sharing with you some thoughts on how I try to live my faith, I must first say that I in no way feel myself a perfect example of the gospel. I daily fall short of the example that Christ set for those who profess to follow him. But in the same thought, this I feel is the purpose of our lives; to strive daily to make righteous choices, and when we fall short, learn from those mistakes. In this way, we become a much more useful tool in the hand of the Lord. I have always felt that the greatest responsibility I have in living my faith is centered around my family. Our church believes in a lay membership, meaning every worthy member of our congregation actively participates in the Lord's work without financial compensation, including the Bishop of the congregation. Through inspiration, each member is given a responsibility to fulfill. I have been given the opportunity to serve as the "director" of the missionary program in our area. I seek to motivate and encourage members of the church to spread the gospel as directed by Christ: "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost"