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Hi I'm Brandon

My name is Brandon and I am a husband, father, grandfather, and hunter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Brandon and I am a husband, father, grandfather, and hunter. Our family was raised that if one of us is working, all of are working. The best family times are butchering big game together. We usually have four generations in the barn cutting and wrapping deer, elk, antelope and bear. Two of our three daughters fill their freezers every year with big game. Our third daughter is also a hunter, she chases returned missionaries at college. Some of the greatest prayers both silent and aloud are heard from my family and me when we are alone with God in the middle of his beautiful and unforgiving wilds.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised LDS with prayers at bedtime, meals, and church. My testimony came as I spent time with my father in the mountains of Idaho hunting deer and elk. There are no distractions in the wilds. No phones, radios, people, or TV. It is suddenly easy to talk with the Lord because there are no distractions. Hunting requires a person to leave roads and trails behind and put skill against nature. It can be freezing, snowing, raining, dark or dangerous as I stalk my prey. The Lord becomes my partner and constant companion as I move through Mother Nature. I ask for help when I am exhausted, cold, tired, lost, and scared. I give thanks when the hunt is successful, I return to camp safe, and when I spend time in nature and feel the power of God in both the heavens and the earth and realize the insignificance of Man. I have always had faith and trusted in the Lord, but my testimony was solidified when after recovering from knee surgery I found myself alone on the side of a cliff three miles from camp in -10 degree weather. My knee wouldn't carry me back up the mountain and I was afraid to go down the frozen rocks and waterfalls for fear of blowing out my knee and being stranded alone and helpless at the mercy of nature's massive power. I fell to my knees and prayed to the Lord for a miracle. I believe that the Lord helps those that help themselves. I was prepared to survive the night but I was scared and worried. The ground was so frozen that I could't sidehill across the mountain without sliding over the edge and getting severely hurt at best. As I worked to find a solution I was in constant communication with the Lord. As I was starting to resign myself to prepare to spend the night, I looked across the face and saw a mountain goat staring at me. He then turned and walked across the frozen mountain toward the valley below. I humbly followed my guardian angel to safety and walked the three miles back to camp thanking the Lord for my miracle mountain goat guide and the strength to return safely to my family. My name is Brandon and I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

 I'm currently responsible for 52 families in our church. It's my duty to see that these families know that they are care about and looked after, both temporally and spiritally.