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Hi I'm Brandon

I love to laugh, I love to work with children with disabilities, I'm a gamer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to have fun, tell jokes and stories, goof off. Laughing has always been a great stress reliever for me and being happy comes easily when you have people to laugh with. But quiet time is also essential; down time to just sit down with a good sci-fi or fantasy book makes me just as happy. I like mixed martial arts and have a special taste for Muy-Thai kick-boxing; it's a great exercise and promotes good health. Just like any other kid, I also like video games: shoot em ups, mystery, action-suspense, anything with a good play and story line. I believe life should be enjoyed the right way, as God has intended. I don't have a wife or a girlfriend, but that will be my next goal when I'm ready for it.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, the ability to know where I've been, what my purpose in life is, and where I go when I die is huge. It is difficult to see people just trudge through life wondering if this is really it. Get up, go to work, come home, watch tv, go to bed, repeat cycle again. God has given us more information than we could possibly ever imagine, information with greater value than anything we could ever earn in this life. The mormon missionaries that found me and my family had this information and shared it freely. Funny thing, now I'm happy and I'm trying to do the same thing by sharing the truth of Christ's gospel with others. The gospel is, after all, God's work and glory. It is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of all his sons and daughters. But he forces no one to go to heaven, they have to choose.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The time that I have had performing this calling (which I don't receive a check for and no vacation time for two years) has meant so much to me. I have witnessed too many miracles, found too many answers to prayers, and seen the happiness in people that have come to know that Jesus Christ died for them. I spend my time teaching as much as possible because that is all I really know how to do now. God's spirit has rested upon me and those in authority have given me authority to do this. I teach all who will listen, young, old, boy, or girl. This has been the greatest experience of my life and it will remain so for a long time. The best way, I find, to live my faith is to actually live it; for example, keeping the commandments that God gave us.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Brandon
Without authority to perform these sacred ordinances (or rituals), the ordinance isn't true. Authority can only be given by those that have authority. Many try to take this authority for themselves, thinking that as long as they feel the spirit they are permitted to teach. This is also false as the verse in Hebrews 5: 4 states. And, contrary to belief, authority isn't bought or paid for as we see in Acts 8: 17-21. No Phd in doctrinal study or masters in biblical scholarship grants the authority to preach the gospel. This authority was so important to Jesus that he walked more than 60 miles to get to John the Baptist at the river Jordan. In spite of popular belief, credentials are important. Show more Show less