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Hi I'm Brandon

I am a HAM radio operator, a husband and father, and a Jeep enthusiast, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the second of 8 kids and the son of a high school music teacher. Wrestling was the sport for me back in the day and I had a fun time with it. I joined the National Guard while in high school and took a couple of years off for a mission to the PA Philadelphia mission. I some how convinced a lovely young lady to marry me and after two deployments and a year in Iraq we now have three children that seem to be more monkey than human sometimes. I have an affinity for Jeeps and anything OD green. I am preparedness minded and enjoy anything in that topic. I work as a member of a crisis intervention team and I work with the mentally ill and people with substance abuse problems. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and their parents were members of the church, but it was not until I left home for basic training in Fort Sill Oklahoma that I was truly on my own and had no one other than myself to keep me on the path I had been taught all my life. I quickly noticed how living the life of a Christian can help you avoid many of the problems that seemed to plague the lives of my fellow platoon mates. It was a testimony to my upbringing and how my parents lived their lives. My conversion to the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ came during my mission to Philly. Having to defend what you have been taught as a child stretches your limits of what you think is right and what you can prove. I found out that faith is the key to what I believe in. If I could prove it, it would be called fact. I have felt the comforting peace that only the Spirit of God can speak to my soul that the message I was sharing was true. I struggle every day just like we all do to control my thoughts and stay on the path I started on. I am reminded constantly what I am doing wrong and I have to call on the mercy of God to help me through another week, but I have never forgotten that if it was true then it is true now. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The key word is try. I try to apply the golden rule and I try to follow the example of Jesus Christ, but it is so easy not to. I am in the scouting program and I try to teach the boys a principal Drill Sergeant Deschapel taught me; that is, you cannot expect any more out of others than you are willing to do yourself. Though I did not agree with everything he did, he had a philosophy I could respect and I have never forgotten it. I take every advantage to vote and I haul the kids along with me so they can see it as well. I had to write an essay as a freshman in high school on what I could do that would of the greatest worth to my community. I thought long and hard about it and realized that raising and righteous family and providing the community with the next generation of honest and hard working Christians is the only thing that will last forever. That is about it.