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Hi I'm Brandon

I love my family, I love life, I own a design firm, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the beautiful hills of Tennessee. I am married to a truly incredible wife and we have five (very soon to be six) children that I love and thrill to be with. They are my great joys and the standards that, along with the teachings of my Savior and His representatives, bring meaning, purpose, direction, and fulfillment to my life. I enjoy sports (particularly football and hockey) and enjoy all outdoor activities. They are all more fun with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ because I know it is His church restored to the earth, through the proper authority. I know in it are the ordinances necessary for salvation and that allow my family to be mine eternally. I love my life though it is not always simple and it has not always been as smooth as I would have preferred. But through difficult times I have come to know my Father in Heaven in a way not possible without trials. I have come to trust in His priesthood and that He knows us, our needs, and is able (and willing) to bless us with what we need. Every great and meaningful thing in my life I owe to my Father in Heaven for His love and care of me and my family. And I am humbled by and grateful for this. I know that God lives. I know that His son is Jesus Christ, and that Christ is my personal Savior. I know that He organized a Church when He was on the earth with authority to make relationships eternal. I know that Joseph Smith was called to restore this authority to the earth and that we can all enjoy the tremendous blessings associated with these relationships and opportunities. This is God's kingdom on the earth.

How I live my faith

I love to study the doctrines of the Gospel and find great comfort - and power to endure life joyfully - in their teachings. I am grateful for prophets that have revealed the word of God and also the convenience available in our time to study, carry, and find His teachings. There is power in truth, light, and knowledge that I've found is necessary for me to stay faithful and true. I currently work with the young men in our church who are preparing to serve missions as they finish up high school and begin making those important decisions in life. I see great strength in them and love to be with them. They are already great men and priesthood holders and it is an honor to serve them. Daily as a family we gather for family prayer and scripture study. It's a great time to look in each of my children's eyes and see how they're doing, what they need, and to tell them how grateful I am they're in our family and how lucky I am to be their dad. We love to sing the hymns and read the scriptures and pray together. There is great love in our family for each other and for the Lord that has come from these times. Each time I am impressed at their knowledge and pure love of the Savior. I'm blessed to be associated with them, and especially to be their dad.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I believe strongly in a God that is intimately involved in the lives of His children - whom we all are. He delights to bless us and desires all of His children to return to Him. I know that He answers prayers and will be quick to reward a diligent seeker of truth that finds, studies, and ponders His word in the Book of Mormon and sincerely asks Him if what contained therein is true. If that person is willing to act on the direction given, I know that God will hear and answer that prayer in a way that marks a clear path to trod - a path that leads to membership in His church, as a Mormon. As that person continues in faith and obedience their life will be blessed and the Holy Ghost will comfort and direct them. I know this, for I have experienced it for myself. Many times I have had whispered to me the truthfulness of the Gospel and of His church again on the earth as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less