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Hi I'm Brandon Wolther

I was raised Catholic. I just recieved my doctorate in chiropractic while raising three children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband of the most amazing woman in the world and the father of three little miracles. I graduated from BYU Idaho in 2008 and from the University of Western States (chiropractic) in 2011. I love playing sports, but basketball and hunting and fishing are my favorite hobbies. Life seems to come with it's share of struggles but I find that the more time I make to help others the less my own problems seem to weigh me down.

Why I am a Mormon

What more can I say than I know it's true. I was never exposed to the church until I was 18 years old. My parrents were in the middle of a divorce and I had all the answers. When the missionaries were first introduced to me I took it as more of a joke. Still I took the invitation to read the Book of Mormon seriously. As I read it's words I knew that they were of God. That really scared me because I knew my family was not going to take it well, but I also knew that for me there is nothing more important than following the Savior. I used to wonder if Jesus walked the earth would I have listened and followed him, or doubted as so many did in the bible. Though he's not walking the street I now know the answer, because he spoke to my heart and somehow I found the strength to overcome the odds and stand for what was right. Life has brought many challenges in the last ten years, but they don't compare to the blessings. I've found that the more I strive to follow the example of the Savior the easier it is to face the challenges that present themselves. I'm a mormon because the spirit touches me everyday and reminds me that I'm on the right path.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I enjoy reading the scriptures daily both on my own and with my family. I look forward each day to conversing with my Father in Heaven in prayer. And I love teaching my kids about the gospel. I've had many opportunities to serve, but I feel that it is in our homes and with our families that we find the most strength. I teach new members of the church and investigators at this time. The church has provided amazing opportunities to grow and learn. It has taught me that the the natural and spiritual are very similar. It has helped me to become more self reliant. I've learned to take care of both my budget and my health. It has provided me with opportunities to lead and to follow, to serve and to be served. One of my favorite memories was just a few weeks back. I had prepared the lesson for my class, I taught and we discussed the principles. As we talked the spirit taught me so much. I was supposed to be the teacher, but I was learning just as much as anyone in the class. I love those experiences. I feel this life is my opportunity to live my faith in everything I do. I don't like to be preachy, but I think that my Heavenly Father smiles when he looks down and sees us doing all that we can to be the best that we can be. I find that I don't have to tell people what I believe I just have to live it. Example has far more power than words ever will. I'm far from perfect and that is probably the most beautiful thing about Jesus Christ. Through his sacrifice I know that I can be made clean again. Every day I strive to be better. When I feel I have offended my Heavenly Father I rely on that sacrifice and strive to be better. I know that I can be made white again. I live this faith because I love it and it makes me better.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Brandon Wolther
Absolutely. That's what makes it so worth while. Every day we have to continue to grow closer or that would be a pretty scary prospect don't you think. I know that through the keys of the priesthood (Matt 16:19) my wife my children and I are sealed together. It's not a free gift but one that we can recieve if each one of us strives to follow the path that our Heavenly Father has prepared for us. "Family members who accept the Atonement of Jesus Christ and follow His example can be together forever through sacred ordinances performed in God’s holy temples. These ordinances seal a husband and wife together for all eternity and children to their parents as an eternal family." (See: “The Family: A Proclamation to the World”) Before I became a member of the church I always wondered what the purpose of marriage was if it all ended at death. Now knowing that it doesn't have to end at death gives me all the encouragement I need to give my family everything I've got and to strive to become as close as we possibly can. This knowledge has helped me to find a depth of love I could have never imagined before. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Brandon Wolther
A testimony is something you feel. In this world there is a lot of information available, but not all of it is true. As we strive to do as Jesus would have us do we have to learn to distinguish between right and wrong, between truth and error. Those answers can only come as a spiritual witness and through the Holy Ghost. Without it we would be lost. Too often we try to rely on our own wisdom, don't get me wrong. It is good to study and to learn all that we can, but there is far more available than thinking we know when it comes to the things that really matter, the things of eternal nature. Each of us has to find those answers for ourselves and that is the beauty of a testimony, it can come as someone else speaks but they cannot give it to us. We have to recieve it from the Holy Ghost, and that means we have to be seeking it. One step at a time I've come to know for myself that the Book of Mormon is true, that Joseph Smith is a prophet, that Jesus Christ lives and that he loves me. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His church, and that it is led by His prophet today. These are things that can never be taken away from me. They are a gift that I recieved from a Father who loves me. Man do I wish that it could be spoon fed to the world, but that is not His way. Each one of us must desire to know for ourselves if we are to recieve thise gifts. Show more Show less