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Hi I'm Brandon

I grew up in the south. I'm a business manager, and personal trainer. I'm the president of a fitness committee, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I am a husband and a proud step-father of a beautiful and gregarious 10 year old girl. I love her and her mother with all my heart. I dislike the connotation behind the word "step" because I am her father as well. And I am happy to have a great relationship with her other parents that we share full custody with. I love to play racquetball with people who are better than I am. This means I lose a lot, but I learn more that way. I love to run around the court and get my heart pumping! I enjoy working out everyday and doing anything active; like riding bikes with my family downtown, going on hikes, river rafting or anything with a little adrenaline rush! Over the years, I have enjoyed being the facilitator in helping my clients make lifestyle changes and reach their fitness goals; and ultimately becoming healthier and happier people. I'm a convert to the church, and my life before was a bit crazy. I loved wine and nights out more than anything in the world. One of my greatest goals was to have a huge walk in wine celler in my home. I would never have imagined my life as a married man with a family that has "Family home evening" every week where we sing church songs and give lessons about the Savior. When I look back I am awestruck by the change in my heart. For the first time in my life I am truly happy! Incredibly happy, with all areas of my life. I was not unhappy before I just had no understanding of how happy one could be. I love this new life in the gospel of Jesus Christ!

Why I am a Mormon

As I showed in my profile; I had an expansive religious upbringing. There were so many wonderful things that I learned from every church service I attended. But inevitably there came a time where my family and I disagreed on some points of doctrinal teachings. This struggle caused me to become frustrated and I regretfully strayed from God and the scriptures for a time. Upon coming back into christianity i was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints by my future wife. I was intrigued by her and by the fruits of the other members. However, I knew the Bible was the word of God and I was adament that there could be no other scripture. It was then that I set out to prove the Book of Mormon was false and that the Bible would not support the Book of Mormon. I began to thoroughly study the doctrines of the Bible and cross refernce them to the doctrines in the Book of Mormon. No matter how hard I tried to refute the validity and authenticity of the Book of Mormon I could only find that the Book of Mormon supports the Bible and in fact, reading the Book of Mormon helped me to understand the Bible more fully. It was then that I discovered the Mormon message was not a "section" of christianity but a restoration of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I understood, from my years of experience, that if there was one true God--there must needs be that He would restore His true and living gospel to us here in these latter days.

How I live my faith

Daily. I strive to start each day with prayer and scripture study to draw closer to the Lord. I understand that living the gospel of Jesus Christ means we take upon us the name of Christ. It is striving each day to live as Christ lived, to be as Christ was, to be as Christ is. This has changed and continues to change my life profoundly. I find myself wanting to serve others with love and willing to sacrifice in order to help those in need. By no means am I perfect, none of us are. This is a life for learning and growing, trying each and every day to be a little better than the day before. But we are all called to do the work of the Savior and to build up God's kingdom on the earth. It is when I immerse myself in this work that I feel a closeness to God that I could never feel any other way. I have a leadership role and I serve alongside every member of my ward with no monetary gain. What I do gain is love from serving others. I have family home evening once a week with my family. We gather together one evening a week where we discuss the teachings of the Savior and everyone can contribute. We sing hymns, read scriptures, play games, pray and grow closer together as we grow closer to Jesus Christ.