Hi I'm Brandon
I love music. I'm a college student. I'm a Mormon.
I'm 23 years old, and currently a sophomore at Brigham Young University in Utah. Music is my passion. I sing, play the piano and organ, and also write my own songs in my spare time, along with being an avid music listener and fan of many different artists and genres. I hope to make music my career, and am currently applying for a major in Commercial Music. I also love to write poems, stories, blogs, etc. and want to keep that a part of my life too. Almost a year ago, I returned from serving as a full-time missionary in the Peru Arequipa Mission. Serving in Peru was an incredible experience, and I count the people of Peru that I was privileged to meet as part of my family.
Why I am a Mormon
I was fortunate enough to be born into the Church, and all these years later, it's still a huge part of my life. The Gospel means so much to me that I can't even begin to describe it. It's shaped who I am, what I've chosen to be, what my life is like. I'm still a Mormon, and will always be, because the Church, through Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, brings happiness. No matter what goes wrong, no matter how my life may be going...when I turn to my faith, I find true happiness and joy. It's a blessing and a privilege I'm incredibly grateful to have, and I wouldn't give it up for the world.
How I live my faith
In my service as a full-time missionary, I had the opportunity to share the wonderful message of the Gospel with others. Outside of my mission, I have been able to serve in various callings within my local congregation, many of them involved with music. I have served as a pianist, organist, chorister, and a music coordinator at various times. I have also served as a home teacher for quite a while, something that really helped me prepare for my mission. We organize ourselves into pairs (much like missionaries), and we visit and teach families in our congregation and make sure that they are cared for and watched over. It's a great opportunity to serve others, and I learn quite a lot myself, along with the people that I am teaching and visiting.