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Hi I'm Brandon

I'm a college student. I enjoy sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college student currently attending Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah currently studying Exercise Science. I was previously attending Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington. I love sports, I participated in baseball and wrestling in high school. I love being active and doing things outside. Hiking, camping, swimming, anything that gets me busy outdoors. I participated in my first triathlon recently and I plan on being active in many more in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents who are both Mormon and I've known the church for as long as I can remember. The church was a constant in my life as I moved around a lot and it provided me with a sense of belonging. I enjoyed my friends in church but it wasn't until I was about 16 that I really decided I wanted the church for myself. After a dislocating my elbow 2 days before state as a Sophomore in high school I was depressed and angry. I was mad at God for letting me be injured. Very soon after I realized that I could find comfort in the Book of Mormon. I had to repent for my bad attitude and realize the blessings I had outside of sports. This changed my perspective in life and I set my priorities differently. I started to help with local missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and my life was forever changed. I was able to see people who had far less physical possessions than I had be happy. As I saw happiness enter the lives of people I helped teach I realized what truly brought happiness in my life. I continued to read the Book of Mormon and other scriptures, they taught me life lessons and increased my belief in Jesus Christ. I had a successful year in wrestling the next year and helped my team win a state championship. This was a good feeling, however, it wasn't as satisfying or as rewarding as seeing people change their lives and receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. This was another moment I realized the true importance Jesus Christ had in my life. It has brought me more happiness and direction in life than anything else I could ever wish for.

How I live my faith

Although I am relatively young, I have served among the youth of my area multiple times. I enjoyed being able to help people my age find the same happiness I found and hearing their own testimonies. I am currently serving again as a leader with men ages 18-21. I enjoy the opportunity to learn and grow with them. I have recently been assigned to serve my own mission in Sao Paulo Brazil for 2 years. This is an opportunity I am more than excited about and I welcome the experiences that will change me. I understand that it is not an easy task. I must learn a new language and culture in order to communicate with the Brazilian people, but I want nothing more than to share this happiness with any one and every one that I can.