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Hi I'm Brandon Moon

I'm studying neuroscience so that I may become a neuro-ophthamologist. I try to give as much service as I can, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Brandon, and I am a New Freshman in college. I enjoy playing volleyball, especially at the beach! I also like playing golf, even though at some times, it can be a bit frustrating. I also love to sing! There's something about it that just gives me a feeling of peace and it makes me feel like I can give other people that same feeling, too! I was in a choir group called Millennial Choir Organizations, and I loved every second of it! Every time we sang, whether it was practicing or performing, I just felt nothing but joy and peace.

Why I am a Mormon

There are so many reasons why I am a Mormon. First, I have felt the everlasting peace that it brings into my life. Everything else I have experienced in this world has never come close to the feeling that being a Mormon gives me. Second, being a Mormon gives me hope. Hope that one day, after I die, I will once again live in everlasting joy and peace forever in the presence and Kingdom of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Hope that even though I make mistakes almost daily, because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can be forgiven for those sins. Without the Atonement, life would be meaningless and without purpose. Third, being Mormon lets me know where I came from and where I am going. I know that long ago, I lived in the presence of God as a spirit. He, with his brilliant and glorious plan, sent me to this Earth to gain a physical body so that, ultimately, I would be able to return to Him and live with Him and my family for all eternity. Finally (but certainly not the last reason), when I get married, I will be able to make a covenant with her and God that says if I lived the rest of my days on Earth worthily as Christ would live, I can be with her for all of time and eternity. That, I think, would give me the most joy, peace, and happiness out of anything. Imagine if you could be with the person you love most forever!

How I live my faith

When the youth of the LDS Church turn 18, they have the opportunity to go to Single's Ward, which is where all the 18-30 year olds in the Church go for worship services. I'm part of a Single's Ward, and my calling in it is Sacrament Meeting coordinator. I'm in charge of making sure that there's enough people passing and blessing the Sacrament so that everyone has the chance to partake of it, and making sure that it's all set up and ready to go before the meeting officially starts. It's a great way for myself to make sure every single day of my life that I myself am worthy to partake of the Sacrament each week. I also home teach, which is where I visit other members of the Single's Ward I'm in, share with them a spiritual message, and make sure they're doing alright.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Brandon Moon
The Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ. Every page testifies that He lives and that He still lives today, He is the true Son of God, and that He suffered for His people by taking upon Him their sins, that they may return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again. It was written by the hand of Mormon, an ancient prophet who lived on the American continent. He combined other writings of all the ancient prophets to live on the same continent. The beginnings of the book contain the writings of Nephi, son of an ancient prophet named Lehi, who was commanded by God to take his family into the wilderness from Jerusalem in 600 B.C. God led them over the Pacific Ocean to the American continent, and there they became a great civilization. Throughout their history, God called other prophets, namely, Nephi (son of Lehi), Jacob, Alma, Helaman, Ether, Mormon, and Mormon's son, Moroni. The book testifies of Jesus Christ, and includes an account of when He came to visit the early American people shortly after He was resurrected, and how he gave them the priesthood authority to baptize, confer the gift of the Holy Ghost, and other ordinances. At the end of the book, Moroni exhorts those who read it to sincerely pray about it, and those who do can know of its true validity through the Holy Ghost. After he finishes it, Moroni buried the record in a hill called Cumorah, where Joseph Smith was commanded to go find it, and later, translate it so the whole world could read it. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Brandon Moon
Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, who, in 1830, organized the Church of Jesus Christ once again upon the Earth. Early in his life, Joseph was just like any other normal child. He had a mother and father, and 10 brothers and sisters. Although he had a third grade education, he learned how to read by reading the Bible with his family. When he was 14, while he was living in Palmyra, New York, he desired to know which church was true, and how he could be saved. He went out to a grove of trees, praying to find the answer to his question. As he was praying, Joseph saw God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ in his First Vision. He was instructed by them to join no other church, for they were all wrong, and that through him, They would restore the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the Earth again. He translated the Book of Mormon through the gift and power of God, and made, ultimately, through his work, made this book available for anyone on Earth to read it. Through Joseph Smith, Jesus Christ was able to restore important principles, doctrine, and the Priesthood once again to the earth. He was a Prophet, just like Moses, Abraham, Isaiah, and other ancient prophets. He led the restored church through some of its hardest trials until he was martyred by a mob in Carthage, Illinois on June 27, 1844. Show more Show less