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Hi I'm Braxton Foust

I ate a guinea pig once. Some of my best friends call me Larry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an average 20 year old kid. I play video games, I love music, and I love to play sports, even though I am terrible at them. I also love to longboard (not the surfing kind, the kind with wheels). I grew up in Kaysville Utah, graduated from Davis High School in 2010, and I attended Utah State University before my mission. I served my mission in the Texas Fort Worth Mission, aka The BMW (Best Mission in the World). I love this church. As I have spent time in Texas I have gotten to see a lot of other churches and hear a lot of other beliefs. And everything I hear adds to my testimony that this is Christ's church. Other churches have a lot of good, but they are missing so much. The more I read the Book of Mormon the more I feel that this is true. The more I read the Bible, the more I see that it supports the Book of Mormon. As I hear what people have to say about their religion, or mine, I have had the opportunity to testify of the truth that the Holy Ghost has taught me. I know this church is the Church of Jesus Christ. I know that he is the head, and this is his work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in Utah in a family that is Mormon. My whole life I have been going to the LDS church and learning about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I was blessed to live in a community that was densely populated with members of my faith, so my friends had the same standards that I did. For a good amount of my life I believed in the Church simply because it was what I had been taught my whole life, but as I got into the Seminary program and learned about the gospel in school I realized there was a lot I didn't know or understand, and that my testimony was not as strong as it should be. When I went through high school I had some very good friends that helped me get through some difficult struggles, and my testimony was challenged. But as I took the time to learn for myself if the church was true, if the Gospel that I had been taught my whole life was true, I got the answer from God that it was. Although I had been taught the Gospel my whole life it wasn't until the trial of my faith that I received a witness. I am a Mormon because I have taken the time to ask God if the church is true. I know that it is.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing what I can to help build up the people around me. I live the standards that God has set forth, such as the Law of Chastity and the Word of Wisdom. At work the other guys know that I am what they call a "good kid" because of my beliefs and my stand with them. I do try to live in the way that Christ would want me to. Not because I want people to think "Oh, he's such a good kid" or "wow, that guy is so spiritual". I want to live a good life because I know God wants me to live a Good life. I "fear not though the enemy derride" I have "Courage, for the Lord is on my side." This isn't for recognition or respect, but simply in hopes that I can set the example for my siblings and little cousins.