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Hi I'm Brawn

I'm a full-blood "Idahoan" and a lover of a wonderful family, taco vans, and performing around the world. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My life is great; I am so blessed. I am currently serving in London as a missionary for the church, and things could not be better. In terms of what makes me who I am, my family is a huge part of my identity. Some of my happiest moments have been in the company of my wonderful family. I love to spend my time with my family laughing and singing, and it always seems we draw closer to each other and to God when we do. I also love to be on stage sharing the talents which I have. I enjoy playing guitar and singing, dancing, and a little bit of acting. As a teenager, I had the opportunity to travel the world folk dancing, and because of that I have developed a great love for the diverse cultures of the world, something which has increased serving in a place as multicultural as London. I don't often sit still, but I love to be out and about working, playing, and enjoying each moment of life that I can. My love for God and the love felt from God makes each of the moments even more exciting, joyful, and satisfying. I love my family, I love to sing, I love to smile, and I love being a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to follow Jesus Christ, and through the restored gospel, I find the most clear, hopeful, and rewarding way to do this. The gospel of Jesus Christ changes us. Through my membership in this church, through reading The Book of Mormon, and through understanding restored truths, I have come to know Jesus Christ even better, and I have been changed. My conviction of what I believe did not come all at once, but was a gradual process of improvement. But saying this, I remember the moment that it all clicked, the moment I recognized this change. Having had a desire to share the gospel as a seventeen year old, I began to pray for an opportunity to share what had blessed my life. As an answer to my prayers, I was directed by the spirit to a great opportunity to share my beliefs with a new friend. Over the next few months, I was able to share many things with my friend, but more importantly, God answered his prayers, and he came to recognize this truth from God. Eventually I had the opportunity to baptise him, and since then, he has served a full-time mission. He was changed through Jesus Christ. These moments of sharing the gospel brought me to a clear recolection of how much I had been given, how merciful God had been to me, and that being a member of this church was what God wanted me to do. As I saw the change in my dear friend, I could see clearly the change God had made in me. I joke at times that although I baptised him, he was the one who "converted" me.

How I live my faith

There are many ways I choose live my faith and the most prominent way at the moment is thorough full-time missionary service. I love spreading the happiness that I have felt through my understanding of God with others, helping them to recognize that they too are children of God and can find peace and joy through Jesus Christ. Although this is a great thing to do, I believe that living my faith and my love for God is something much simpler, but more deeply enrooted in daily life. For me, living my faith is the simple acts of Christ-like service, which isolated into single moments may seem insignificant, but when done consistently help me to feel greater love for others. I then understand, in a small way, the love that God must have for his children. I strive to live in a way where I can be aware of the needs that others may have, so that I can do my simple part to help them feel uplifted, loved, and thought of that day; buying a warm drink for someone in the cold, writing a note to someone who has been having a rough day, or just giving a simple smile and an arm around the shoulder can help. Even the small things can make a difference.