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Hi I'm Brandon Kwock

I grew up on the island of O'ahu. I eat too much for my own good. I love dogs, long boarding, and volleyball. And l'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like to do lazy things: sleep, eat, read, and play video games. I've taken 6 semesters of college. I'm an Eagle Scout. My favorite type of food to eat is sushi and fish. I love to sleep in my bed with 12 pillows. I love reading comics, as well as reading an occasional science fiction book. Some sports I really like include volleyball, rugby, football, judo, and wrestling. I'm not very good at any of them, but I enjoy watching and participating in those sports. I also really like to longboard and swim. I enjoy the rush of going downhillI, but I also like to cruise around and just enjoy the sights. The beach is one of my favorite places to be; the sun, the sand, the waves, the wind, and especially the people, make it such an awesome place to be. I love to learn about and play different types of music. I love to play the ukulele, guitar, and drums. Music theory is so interesting to me, even though I'm not very good at it, haha. The thing I love the most though, would have to be hanging out with my friends; just being able to talk to them and enjoying their company. I appreciate being able to talk to different people and getting to know their story and what they have to say. Their view on things allows me to be able to broaden my own perspective, and see how other people see things. I love sharing thoughts, ideas, jokes; anything!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and brought up into the Church. For me, growing up as a member of the church was confusing. My mom is a convert to the Church and my dad is not. I was sent to Catholic and Protestant schools my entire life until I started on my own in college. I had no idea they were any different and didn't even understand what the difference between them were. I considered myself Catholic: went to mass, took communion, and was very involved in things, like stations of the cross, advent, lent services, etc. I was always "mormon," but never knew how to explain it to other people when they would ask me what the difference was. As I grew older, I started going to more church classes, like primary, seminary, and Sunday class for learning things about the church. But, I was still confused. When I arrived in high school, I met other people who were also LDS members. I was able to talk about my own questions and feelings about the church with them. With their examples and with my own personal studies, I gained a better grip of what the church was. But, when I started college, I had no cares and had no desire to deal with the church or religion. As I continued on in this fashion, I started to lose direction and became very unmotivated in work, school...everything. As I thought about all those great examples my friends were (and still are) to me, I began to pray more often. After meeting a person very important to me, I started becoming more involved in church again. And when I was on my own, I started to find my own reason for being an LDS member. I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of the things I have learned, the trials I faced, and the direction it has given my life. I know this church is true, and I know that through study and prayer, anyone can, and will be able to know their own path through life, and what Heavenly Father has in store for us.

How I live my faith

I have recently had an opportunity to take a leadership position in the Scouting program as one of a few leaders. I'm glad I am able to relay to the youth what I've learned from my own leaders when I was young. Since being in a leadership poistion after becomming an Eagle Scout, I understand more of the importance of learning skills and good characteristics at a young age. It has taught me to be self-reliant, resposible, and trustworthy among other things. I'm also grateful for the lessons which the youth teach me, such as patience (haha). I'm glad to have been blessed with the opportunity to teach. I am also called to be a ward missionary for the area that I'm in. This means I go out with the full time missionaries and help teach families about Jesus Christ. We also get to do service for any who need help. I learn so much from being around the elders, and we have a lot of fun. It's awesome to learn what being a disciple of Christ is like; they are such great examples. I also try to do what's right and live a good life.