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Hi I'm Brandon

I live in Arizona, I am a college student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 26 year old male with a sordid past. I was born into a loving family with great parents and plenty of love. I was born into the Mormon faith. I became inactive (quit going to church) from age 14 to 22. I dropped out of High School and spent lots of time in juvenile prison. A little time as an adult also. From 14 to 23 I was heavily involved in every day drug abuse. You name it I did it drug or action. My little sister died at the age of 4 and my little brother took his own life last month at the age of 19, four days before his 20th birthday. At the age of 24 or so I started going back to church (Mormon church). I also startd college. I have been active for 3 years now. I have stayed active and have stayed in school. Shortly after going back to church I truly strived to overcome my addictions and weaknesses. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon church) provided the support and structure as well as tools to overcome all such things. I can say today: that I am a law abiding citizen, I am free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol, I still attend college and am headed into either Nursing or Physchology, I still attend church, I am big on prayer and love Jesus. My hobbies inclulde: Off roading, Muy Thai kickboxing/MMA, Shooting, and hanging out with family and friends. The truth of this Gospel has forever changed and saved my life and soul. My name is Brandon I come from a difficult past as others do, I strive to be better everyday and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because no other faith that I have come into contact with which is quite a few has so many answers to so many questions. I am also taught as a Mormon that if I don't have the answer or cannot obtain it from someone else that I should take it up with God himself. Mormons believe in a real God that gives real personal revelation. To those who do not believe in modern revelation let us turn to the Bible for a minute "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him" James 1:5. I value this so much. I have lost 2 siblings as well as many friends and relatives. The LDS (Mormon) faith teaches me that families can be together forever, that marriges can be eternal not just "till death do we part" as well as so many other comforting and eternal teachings and principles. I love everything about being Mormon. No I am not brainwashed or part of a cult, I have seen and experienced truth and light. I have found love, hope and acceptance. I have found that it is never to late. As long as I keep reaching out towards God he will keep on reaching back. The Mormon faith is a faith of love, hope, change, service and charity. As well as so many other things I just don't have the space on this page to explain. I love all of these things and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Upon waking up I pray and read my scriptures. I pray and give thanks in all things big and small and before every meal. I see God's majestic hand in all things. I strive to live better each and every day and to lift up those around me. I look for opportunities to serve or express love. I try to keep an eye single to God in all things. As well as to invite others to enjoy what has become the backbone of my thinking and life. I try to see the good in all things and express appreciation and gratitude for all that I am blessed. I end my day with more prayer ( I love communicating with my Creator) and more scripture. I try to attend church every week. This sounds like a lot to do and I am only human. I will tell you with all truth that it is these things that bring me happiness and success. I love it and will endure to the end. Although we Mormons believe in eternity so I will gladly and with all excitment strive to improve myself eternally.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

To recieve a physical body and to be tried and tested. To endure to the end as to recieve eternal life. "Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction". Isaiah 48:10 Show more Show less