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Hi I'm Brandon

I’m a husband and father of four children. I’m an accountant. I love the outdoors and the mountains. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Bountiful, UT in a large family of six kids. My parents taught me good moral standards, ethics and hard work. After finishing high school I had the opportunity to be a missionary for the Church in Tokyo, Japan. I love the Japanese people and grew personally through being able to live among them and serve them for two years. I love the outdoors and the mountains. I've had the good fortune of living on both the east and west side of the Rocky mountains, at the foot of the Tetons, and recently next to the German Alps while living in Munich, Germany with my wife and kids for a three year work assignment. I am a certified public accountant and a partner at one of the big four global accounting firms. I thank the Lord each day for such incredible blessings and opportunities in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Being raised in the Church I was taught that I shouldn’t just believe in teachings of the Church because my parents or anyone else says they are true. I was encouraged to read the Bible and the Book of Mormon, listen to the teachings of the Prophet, then pray to ask God if those teachings are His. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time as a boy. I read the entire Old Testament the first time in ninth grade and the New Testament in tenth grade. As a young man I read about Joseph Smith’s first vision of God the Father and Jesus Christ and the events leading up to the translation of the Book of Mormon and the establishment of the Church. As I prayed to know the truthfulness of these things I felt the Holy Ghost confirm the truthfulness of them to me and provide peace and comfort to my soul. I have felt this confirmation of the Holy Ghost continually as I have studied, prayed, and tried my best to live my life in accordance with His teachings.

How I live my faith

An important way my family and I live our faith is by doing our best to follow the commandment to “remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.” We avoid work as commanded in the Old Testament. We attend our Church meetings, then spend the rest of the day together as a family. We try to appropriately worship God with gospel study and prayer, as well as uplifting activities such as writing letters to loved ones, taking dinner or a treat to someone in need, and long family walks. We don’t shop or buy anything, we don’t swim, ski, or participate in other high exertion activities, or attend the movies, theater or other non-religious forms of entertainment. Our kids have decided not to participate in their sporting activities on Sunday. Sometimes their teammates tease them and perhaps there will be some more significant negative consequences at some point for not participating in these activities, such as not making a team. However, my wife and I are certain they will learn much more about who they are, who God and Jesus are, and what They want for them in their lives by keeping the Sabbath day holy than they ever could without taking one day a week to worship God, serve others, and step back and reflect upon those things that are really important about our lives.