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Hi I'm Brendan

I attend the University of Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm preparing to go on a mission, and plan on leaving somewhere around the start of 2012. In the meantime, I'm working full time as a math tutor for the University. I really enjoy it, one would be surprised how much fun there can be in poking numbers all day.

Why I am a Mormon

I would invite you to go around talking to members of the church, and do it a lot. Each one of us has a corny conversion story, and they are all different. As for me, in my story, i'd like to tell you all these super cool things, the excellent 'through fire and brimstone' rendition that all of us want to hear, but unfortunately I don't have that kind of a story to tell you. The reason why I continue to choose to be a Mormon is because this church is true. In our faith, we don't shout songs and high praise simply for the sake of shouting songs and high praise; instead we strive to give thanks to the very intelligent man who created us, and strive to grow up in a manner that would make him proud. I am a Mormon because I am weak when I wish that I was not, and when I follow the Lord I am a better man.

How I live my faith

I attend a Young Single Adult ward; which amounts to nothing more than that it consists entirely of aged twenty-something singles. In my ward, I am the Service Committee Co-Chairperson, which means that I, along with a handful of others, work to coordinate service activities that the members of the ward can participate in; just a few weeks ago, we participated in a city-wide 'Day of Service,' where a ton of us got together to clean up parks and nearby schools, weed the flower-beds at city government buildings, and a lot of other things. It may not seem much, but even this one day of service that we could provide makes me feel good. I really can't describe the feeling of 'just-rightness' that I get when I am able to perform even a little bit of service for somebody else. Like I said earlier, I'm preparing to serve a full-time mission for the church, I am studying and praying like nobody before me has ever studied or prayed. When I finally get to leave on a mission, I know that I will be blessed. I am really looking forward to serving the Lord and helping his children on my mission, and that little feeling of excellence that I got while weeding some small flower-bed will pale in comparison.