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Hi I'm Brandon

I'm a seven-year husband, a four-year father, a full-time sports fan & participant, and a lifetime Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a wonderful wife, a father of two energetic boys, a portfolio manager at downtown pension fund, and I love flag-football, basketball, golf, wake-boarding, running marathons, poking fun at myself and others, speaking Spanish, and nerding out with Microsoft Excel.

Why I am a Mormon

There are two reasons why I am a Mormon. Reason #1: Spiritual Reason (Most Important) Most importantly, I have "tested" the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by first attempting to live them and then finding out for myself, through the spirit of God, of their truthfulness. In particular, I know that Jesus Christ has re-established his church on the earth in these "latter days" by, once again, calling a prophet to receive revelation on our behalf. Joseph Smith was the first prophet called in this "restoration". After reading the Book of Mormon and other revelations from Jesus Christ to Joseph Smith, I am convinced that no man could have produced what he produced, written what he had written, or known what he knew without personally speaking with the Savior as his latter-day prophet. This conviction comes from much fasting and prayer. Reason #2 Logical Reason (Much Less Important) Mainstream Christianity states that you may be saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ. Mormons, also Christians, say, "We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel." The key difference between the two statements? Obedience. By living the Gospel as taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I will not only be "saved" under the tenants of Mainstream Christianity, but will also be saved under the tenants of "Mormonism" as I both have faith in Jesus Christ AND strive to be obedient to his commandments. Mormonism is a "win-win" because even if it's doctrines are wrong, I am still saved, according to Mainstream Christianity, through my faith in the Savior Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am currently the Young Men's President (Youth Leader) in my Ward (Congregation). I'm in charge of the spiritual well-being of youth between the ages 12-18. I love taking the opportunity to help the youth see themselves the way God sees them. I addition, I spend time participating in weekly Bible Studies with members of different Christian denominations. Living my faith, to me, means collaborating with and respecting the faith of other Christians whose core beliefs are similar to my own.