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Hi I'm Brandon

I go to college and try to follow Christ's example. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I go to college right now and I'm studying Communications. I love watching college football and spending time with friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't know if there is just one reason why I'm a Mormon. A big reason that I'm a Mormon is because of the witness from God that I've received. I remember praying to know if the things that I'd been taught in Church were true and I remember the unique spiritual feeling that I had - God had answered my question and I knew that this was were he wanted me. Whenever I follow God's commandments and follow Him, I can feel that same spirit that brings me closer to God. I know that the church will bring us closer to God if we will follow the teachings and precepts that God teaches. I know this is God's church.

How I live my faith

I try to serve others like Christ would. Hopefully a nice gesture or sincere conversation will bouy someone up and help them come closer the the Lord. I am in charge of the newsletter in our ward and help teach temple and family history classes.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Brandon
We believe that God chooses his own prophet. The members don't actually vote on a new prophet. The next prophet will be the most senior member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Apostles serve for life. The Lord reveals to the prophet of the church who should fill vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Brandon
No. We worship God the Father. Joseph Smith was a prophet of God - similar to Moses or Peter. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Brandon
A testimony is what you know to be true. For example, when Mormon missionaries teach people, they ask them to pray to ask God if what they have taught is true. We know that God will answer their prayers. Anyone can receive a testimony that the Gospel has been restored or that what the missionaries teach is true. All they have to do is "ask of God." (James 1:5) I prayed and asked God if what I'd been taught was true and I received a testimony that these teachings are God's. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Brandon
Anyone that's willing and able to serve a mission can do so. Usually missionaries are guys and girls between the ages of 19-25. However, older members can also serve if they want to. None of the members are forced to serve a mission. They do it because they believe the message of the Gospel will help others. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Brandon
Yes, definitely. The records of Jesus' life and Atonement are a beautiful testimony of the Gospel. We believe that the Bible contains the teachings of Jesus Christ and God's revelations to his prophets. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Brandon
Wards, stakes and branches are administrative divisions in church areas. So for example, multiple wards make up a stake. Branches are just smaller wards. They are similar to a diocese in the Catholic Church. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Brandon
A restoration was needed because many important principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ had been lost. With the death of the Apostles the "keys of the kingdom" that Christ gave to Peter had been lost. God restored those keys to Joseph Smith so that God's church could be re-established on the earth. We did have the Bible during that time, true. But the Bible is a record of God's teachings and commandments. We needed a prophet of God with those keys to speak on behalf of God - like Moses or David did. They continually gave teachings and revelations to the flock of God to guide them. Show more Show less