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Hi I'm Brandon

I have so much fun being a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Connecticut, East Killingly in fact. I lived on a poultry farm as did many of my friends. I can remember working from a very young age. I feel that working on the farm with my friends and family gave me a leg up in life, with a good work ethic. Growing up I took a lot of pride in being from New England and the being part of the place where so many great historical events took place regarding the foundation of our country. I currently reside in the Great State of Utah. Yeah Utah what are the odds right, Mormon from Utah? I work industrial construction as a pipe welder and that is how I ended up out west and consequently Utah. I have had the privilege of working all over the United States of America; I love this country. Another interesting fact about me is that I have been in an out of the Army National Guard and have served in Connecticut, Alabama, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah while working on long term projects. While in Utah I was activated with my unit and served for a year in Iraq. I also have a wonderful wife and two girls to boot. They are my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the way my father lived his religion he being a Mormon too. I grew up as a member of the Mormon church. While in high school I quit going to church and did my own thing when it came to friends and what not. I stopped going to church because the life style that I was living at the time conflicted with what the church taught about morality and healthful living. About seven years later I was not happy with where my choices had taken me; it was then that I thought about my father having left the Catholic church while he was in the Navy in San Diego California and the circumstances surrounding his decision. My father had joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, i.e. the "Mormon Church" at that time and from what I had seen he had stayed true to the church, and he was happy to boot. I wasn't happy at the time with my life. Consequently I had attended many different churches and denominations during that period of time with my relatives and friends and they were all nice but nothing clicked. It was during this period that I thought that if The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was important to my dad I might seriously look into seeing if what the church taught was true, I mean everything that they taught. I put forth the effort to find out if the volume of Scripture called the Book of Mormon was true or not and decided that if it were true I would go with it and not look back. Back about 15 years ago as well as today I stand here today and tell the world that all of what is taught in Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is true. Truth is truth, and truth has no agenda it is what it is.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every Sunday no matter where I am. I have served in many capacities as I have actively participated in church service. I have served as a teacher of gospel principles to those of all ages. I have worked in church sponsored scouting programs headed up by the Boy Scouts of America. The church counsels its members to refrain from using alcohol, drugs and anything harmful to the body; so I follow that counsel. I keep the Ten Commandments and treat my family with care and respect. I also have opportunities to serve the community every now and then through church sponsored activities to do such things as clean up efforts to food drives. I also take ten percent of my anual income and give it to the church as tithing; I have done that faithfully for 15 years. I have attended church regularly in all parts of the United States of America. Every where I have been to church including service men's groups in the Army, the atmosphere and feeling has been the same. I love that. I try to live the golden rule when it comes to those that I associate with i.e. treat others as you want to be treated.