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Hi I'm Brandon

I'm from Wisconsin. I shoot bow, hunt, and fish regularly. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my wife, who is a Mormon, when I was 19. Not only did I fall in love with her, completely unexpectedly, by the way, but I also fell in love with the true Church of Jesus Christ. Now I'm 21. My wife and I are both 21, we have a 3 month old daughter, and we are happy as can be. We aren't perfect. Nobody is. But we try and try and try some more. I currently work a 65-70 hour work week, and go to class 10-12 hours a week while helping my wife take care of a "newborn". I shoot bow on a regular basis, well, at least I did before our daughter was born. I hunt, fish, make knives, ride dirtbikes, fourwheelers, and snowmobiles. I love the outdoors, and I just love life in general. I especially enjoy being awake and on the lake for a nice, pink-sky sunrise. Not much puts a bigger smile on my face than seeing that. I was a super-nerd in middle school, and for the first couple years of high school. I finally feel like I fit in though. I've grown well over a foot since my freshman year of highschool, and I've learned and experienced so many things that I would've never thought possible. Life is fantastic, and it only gets better.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for many reasons. 1) They actually FOLLOW their religion. 2) They are extremely friendly people 3) I prayed and investigated the Church for over a year 4) The true, restored Church that now exists on this wonderful earth today, has been, and forever will be headed by the one and only Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the world and author of the plan of happiness. I thank Heavenly Father every day for letting me meet my wife, who introduced me to the Church. I'm so grateful that she took time out of her busy schedule to explain her religion to me. I know that this Church is nothing but true. There are no hidden agendas, no corrupt politicians, nor any doubts about the Holy Spirit working through its members to restore truth and life into a scarily dark and dreary world. I actually prayed long and hard about becoming a member, and my family disowned me for it. They believed that I was joining a cult at first. Now that they can see how much I've matured and grown, they finally see the truth behind my decision. The night I remember most before joining the Church was the night that I knelt and started to ball like a little girl. I was 19 at the time, and very, um... self-contained to say the least. I knew without a doubt that this Church was the only true Church, with a restored gospel that shatters any doubt or question of its one and only leader. I knew that I needed to be baptized and join the Church, and so I did. I have never regretted that decision, and to this day I will never regret it. This one decision that I made, to become a Mormon, has changed my life for the better, permanently.

How I live my faith

Well, I don't drink, smoke, or chew tobacco anymore. I used to when I was a Baptist, because none of those were "specifically prohibited" in the Bible. Not explicitly, at least. I don't shop on sundays, because the people standing at the cash register to ring up your items should also be at church or at home spending time with their families. I try my best not to swear. It does creep back up, that wonderful old habit of mine, from time to time, but I always cringe after I hear a cuss word come out of my mouth and it makes me realize how much my life has changed. I teach a class every sunday. That means that I give a lesson/lead a discussion about a lesson two or three sundays a week, with a bunch of men who are older than I am. Most of them are 30-50 years old. I was also a wednesday-night Cubscout activity helper. I really enjoyed teaching the young boys of our ward about the many uses of rope and string, as well as how to make your own leather pouch. All-in-all, if you read the Bible and understand it, really put the pieces together and figure out the different things that they did and didn't do back then, it's pretty similar. My life is very simple, and I follow a simple set of rules during my daily routine. I find great joy in how much self-control Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have helped me achieve and how strong my mind and body have become.

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Brandon
Only worthy members, who actually believe in a living prophet, and are truly living the commandments are allowed in the Temple. The temple is the house of the Lord himself, and should be treated as such. There is nothing secret going on inside the Mormon Temples. I am a convert to the Church and am now worthy to be in the Temple and have been to a couple different temples already. The Temple is a sacred, quiet place where members go to... 1 Study the scriptures, learn eternal truths, and pray without any distractions from the outside world 2 Receive sacred ordinances, such as binding husband and wife and children together for all eternity 3 Provide ordinances temple work such as a baptism for those who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Temple has a wonderful, clean, quiet, peaceful, spiritually-uplifting, beautiful atmosphere that only the Holy Spirit can create. Show more Show less