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Hi I'm Brandon

I was born and raised in Arizona. I'm a husband, father, and civil engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of seven children. I was married for time and all eternity in 1989. I am a professional engineer. I love to spend time with my family. I enjoy gardening, photography, and sports. Although, I grew up in a Mormon family in southern Arizona, I never went to church until I was about 10 years old.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn’t know my family was Mormon until I was 10 years old. When I was 10, I got baptized and my family started going to church. As we started to attend and follow the gospel, I noticed changes that started to happen within my family. We grew closer together and we were happier. After that I was a typical teenager growing up. I played sports, I loved hunting, camping, hiking, I went to school and I went to church every week with my family. My family became very active but I still wondered if the things I heard at church were true. Later when I was 18 years old, I knew I needed to know for myself if the Gospel of Jesus Christ was true. I thought a lot about the changes I had seen in my family and about the things I had learned by attending church. I read in the Book of Mormon about a man named Enos and his struggle to know if the Gospel was true. Enos was someone with whom I could relate, we both hunted and had fathers who taught us. And like Enos, I wanted to know for myself if the church was true. I knelt down by my bed and prayed. I asked if the things I had heard and been taught at church were true and if I should follow them. As I prayed a feeling of peace and happiness came over me. I thought of the changes that I had seen in my family and the happiness that we had in our home. I knew that that happiness came from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That spirit of peace and happiness continued to grow stronger within me until I could feel it in every part of my body. Any feelings of doubt washed away from me. I knew without a doubt that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was true. I knew that I needed to follow the teachings and precepts. That was over twenty five years ago. I still feel that way today. Even as I write these things, that same spirit came back to me again. It let me know again that it was true.

How I live my faith

I have served in many places in the church since my conversion. I served a mission for the Church. I spent two years teaching people about the things I had learned and how they can have this happiness in their lives also. I spend a lot of time serving young men ages 12 to 18 in the community where I live. I have seen these young men struggle with the same questions I had. Are these things really true? I have seen them come to the same answer I did. I have seen that same happiness and peace in their lives. All of these people that I have taught I tell them that God will answer their prayers just as he has answered mine. It is true.