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Hi I'm Brandon Davey

I grew up in Brazil and the USA. I design tents, backpacks, and camping gear. I love my family, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a passionate family man and product designer. I have always loved the outdoors and nature. I was born in Brazil and so happy to experience the treasures it has to offer. My parents divorced when I was 6, and my mom stayed in Brazil. I lived (for the most part) with my Dad and stepmom in Michigan. I was fortunate to have 2 sets of parents to help set me right! I also had great friends and role models growing up as well as my siblings and step-siblings. I fostered a dream of becoming a car designer, and developed an awareness of the world and people around me as I visited Brazil and places around the world. I love music - it moves me. I remember exploring and appreciating all kinds of music from Rock to Rap and Classical to World Music. It connects events and stories in my life. College at BYU brought new experiences and friends, and my mission that I served in Portugal was unbelievably eye-opening, heart-opening, and real. Almost all of my successes and blessings in life can be associated if not attributed to those 2 years. Since then, I've been blessed with a beautiful wife and 2 amazing, heart-tugging kids. They are everything to me. I love the little things they do. We spend time together and go on adventures. I love introducing them to the wonderful things and people in the world. With them and the gospel of Jesus Christ, I feel more in touch with life than ever.

Why I am a Mormon

You know, it's not easy saying why I am the way I am. On the surface, it's a quick answer - I was brought up this way. I found out for myself that what I've been taught is true. As I live by certain principles and morals, I am more blessed or find good fortune. It's just the way it is. But on a deeper level, when I really think about it, it's a great question. I've chosen to be an active member of this church because it is of great worth to me. It's an opportunity. To love more than I could without it. To serve real people and learn and grow. To come to know incredible, impactful people. To come to know Jesus Christ. And to believe in Him. It's not tricky, but it is difficult. To commit to become a member of the Church is a really bold move! It means that things will change. But that is OK. It's for the better, because you bring all your good with you. That's one of the things that I love about the Church. We don't talk negatively about other churches or beliefs. We don't talk negatively about people. It's a great community that welcomes people from all kinds of situations and walks of life. The more people you come in contact with and come to know, the more capacity you will have to love. Above all though, I am a Mormon because I believe that Jesus Christ restored His gospel, His Church, to the earth again. This happened almost 200 years ago through a prophet, Joseph Smith. Not just a leader, priest, or president. He was appointed by God to begin the Church again, in our day, with real Prophets and Apostles. Living. Because it is a living Church. Actively guided by God through direct revelation. I know it might sound crazy. I wouldn't believe it myself. But after praying on my own, alone, to God, asking specifically if it was true, if it could be true, I knew. Not just in my head, but in my heart also. I felt deep in and through my soul that it was true. And since those prayers (not just one, but several over time), I have a firm faith that this is the truth.

How I live my faith

The most restful nights I've had are under the stars. Is it any wonder that we feel small when we look at them? They are always a reminder to me that I am part of something special. Even as a small part, I can do something good and uplifting. I live my faith every day, by trying my best and pursuing perfection in everything I do. By helping and loving others, I hope I can add peace in my life and others. I love exploring world cultures, and the goodness that comes from each of them. From the respect and honor of eastern cultures to the love of life and pursuit of happiness of Latin American culture, there is so much to learn and apply in life. Gordon B. Hinckley taught, "...we appreciate the truth in all churches and the good which they do. We say to the people, in effect, you bring with you all the good that you have, and then let us see if we can add to it. That is the spirit of this work. That is the essence of our missionary service” I try to assume the best of people, whether they cut me off or ignore me, because you never really know what people are going through. It isn't my place to get angry or upset, because they may have great troubles on their minds or problems they are facing. I hope I can be more like Christ and apply his teachings in my life, and love others as He has loved me. I hope I can instill that in my children also, and teach them principles of love, charity, hope, faith, respect, thrift, and hard work. The church I choose to belong to offers me opportunities to serve. I volunteer my time and efforts, and in return I am "called" or "assigned" to different positions that are seen fit. I believe it is God that calls us to these positions, through his servants, and these "callings" are meant to build up and inspire us and those around us. I've certainly seen this to be true in my life as I serve. The most important and wonderful calling I have had is Husband and Father. I love my family and my faith helps that love grow.