Hi I'm Brenden
I'm an aerospace student, I love Dancing, practice martial arts and I'm a Mormon.
I am a full time student studying Aerospace Engineering. I love physics and learning how the world works as well as the design aspect of taking an idea and bringing it to life. Outside of school I practice a martial art known as Jujitsu. I attend a traditional dojo because I love the growth that comes from discipline, hard work, and self control when they are applied. I also find a lot of fulfillment in singing. I've sang bass and tenor in various choirs and I see music as one of the best ways to get more out of life. Another one of my favorite ways to spend time is going dancing, I regularly go Country Swing Dancing and I'm also learning various ballroom dances I enjoy hanging out with my friends on weekends and hosting parties to hang out and have fun. I also enjoy camping when I get the opportunity and I love the great outdoors. I find that being outside is a fantastic opportunity to spend time with people while admiring the creation that is all around us. I recently returned from serving a two year volunteer mission in the England Manchester Mission. For those two years I had the opportunity to live in North Wales and the North-West of England and invite others to come unto Christ. I have worked in Stafford and Telford (in the Midlands), Wrexham and Colwyn Bay (in North Wales), Crosby (in Liverpool), and Oldham (Greater Manchester). I loved the time I was able to spend helping people and giving them the joy that I have in my own life.
Why I am a Mormon
I have been raised in this church but that doesn't mean that I don't have my own conversion story it just means that it might be a bit longer than some others. My testimony has come bit by bit as I have lived the standards given by God and as I've seen promised blessings be fulfilled. I have had the chance to pray and ask God if he exists, and if he loves me. I have always received comfort and love that I can feel in my heart. On other occasions I have asked to know of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and the reality of Christ's sacrifice for all of us. I have never received a vision or had an heavenly being appear to me, but I have felt the spirit of God testify to me. These experiences which I have are enough for me to know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me, because of his love he sent his son, Jesus the Christ, to die for my sins so that I could return to live with them. I also know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the full gospel of Christ. I have felt the healing touch of the love of Christ help me off of my feet when I am sad or feeling alone. He has helped me to change my habits to help make me more happy. And he has protected me in times that I was in need. I have felt his direction in my life as I reach out to help others so I can see him help them as well.
How I live my faith
Every Sunday I go to church. In the past I have been asked to help in several ways including teaching the 11 year old boys with one of my best friends. Together we enjoyed talked about the gospel and how it can help them today. Currently I serve as a clerk in my ward where I help manage the temporal affairs under the direction of our bishop. At university I spend a lot of time in the Institute building where I can relax with friends in between classes, and go to classes that help me understand the scriptures better and get more out of them. I love the insights into life that I gain from studying at institute, I feel that there are so many deeper applications that I get because of studying with peers. Besides that I try to live my life in such a way so that people can know what is most important to me, family, my father in heaven, and the knowledge that there is hope and that the God is the source of all good things in this world. I spent 2 years serving a full time volunteer mission in North Wales and the Northwest of England. I spent my time speaking with people and doing anything I can to help improve their lives by inviting them to come unto Christ and enjoy the fullest blessings that they can receive. My favorite part of being a missionary is seeing the change that it makes in people's lives and the joy that comes into their eyes as they make promises with God.