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Hi I'm John (Mickey) Braun, Jr

I am a retired Army officer and insurance regulator. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the Church. I was baptized in January 1972 while stationed in the Army in Germany. I was privileged to lead soldiers in combat and to command soldiers at the company and brigade levels. My wife and I have five children and seventeen grandchildren. I am an avid model railroader and am constructing a large model railroad in my basement. I am also an avid genealogist busily researching my progenitors. I also enjoy cruising with my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because the Holy Spirit has borne an unmistakable witness to my soul that Jesus is the Christ and that this is His church on the earth today. I know that God the Eternal Father, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost are three distinct individuals and that Joseph Smith saw God the Eternal Father and Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove in 1820. I also know that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ and that within its pages are found God's truths, His commandments, and the gospel of eternal life. I know that we are blessed to have living prophets, seers, and revelators to lead, guide, and direct us and that Jesus Christ stands at the head of His church to lead, guide, and direct them. I know that there is life after death and that I can live as a family with my wife and eternal companion and my children and my grandchildren and my progenitors eternally. I know that God speaks to man through revelation because I have received personal revelation for myself, my children and grandchildren, and those for whom I have stewardship. I also know that God answers prayers for He has always answered mine.

How I live my faith

My life is richly blessed by daily prayer, scripture study, and by striving to live God's commandments. I, like others, have faults and habits that I am striving to bring into conformity with His commandments and the covenants I have made with God. I have served in many leadership positions in the Church and love serving as a home teacher to four wonderful families. I also am the patriarch of my family and enjoy serving my children and grandchildren. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has brought me great happiness, joy, and peace. Living my life as best I can in conformity with my understanding of His commandments and the covenants I have made with God provides a peace and contentment that I could find no other way.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

John (Mickey) Braun, Jr
Family is the place where we can experience love and joy. Being a husband, father and grandfather is the best and most satisfying opportunity for service that I have ever had. Families - husband and wife, children and their spouses, and grandchildren, and if we live long enough in mortality, great-grandchildren - can be together eternally. Show more Show less