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Hi I'm Brandon

I grew up in Kentucky. I played guitar and toured with a punk band for several years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with a lot of interests and have pursued many of them. I attended film school before devoting most of my time playing with punk rock and alternative bands. I partnered with my father in a residential construction business which enjoyed success for several years before the housing recession caused us to declare bankruptcy. I am now back in college working on a degree in mechanical engineering. I am married, my wife and I have 3 children.

Why I am a Mormon

Long story short: I'm a Mormon because I know that this Church is true. It does me no good to deny it. I haven't always been a fully practicing Mormon and it is a demanding faith, but discipleship was never said to be easy. Somewhere I have a book mark that shows a picture of Christ praying fervently to his Father in the Garden of Gethsemane, below it is the caption, "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it". Following what you know to be true isn't always easy, but I know it is what God wants and I know it will be worth it. I've studied the scriptures and prayed about the Mormon church and I seen the happiness and light it brings to my life and the lives of those it touches. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has given me plenty of opportunities to serve my community, both in and outside of church. Most recently I've been a Sunday school teacher for the youth of our church. Before that, I worked with the Boy Scouts in our congregation. As a Mormon I've had the opportunity to be part of many disaster relief efforts. I've traveled to, and been involved with disaster relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina; the 2007 tornadoes in Jackson Tn; and the tornadoes that recently devastated the towns of Maryville and Henryville Indiana. I believe it is my duty to be prepared and willing to assist in those small acts of service which present themselves daily. I also believe that among my most important responsibilities is raising my children in the ways of the Lord. I realize that they will be my legacy. I know I am very lucky to have them and to have my wife and I (try to) give thanks daily.