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Hi I'm Brandon

I live in McCordsville with my wife and son. I was in the Marines. I've served as a police officer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a former police officer. I live in McCordsville, IN with my wife and son. My wife and I have been married for 8 years and celebrate our 9 year anniversary on October 12th. I served 4 years in the Marine Corps during which I was stationed in Quantico, VA and Okinawa, Japan. I am currently majoring in Psychology at Ashford University. My long term goal with my degree is to eventually be able to retire from investigative work and enter into private practice. I like to go hiking, exercise, play golf, play baseball, play basketball, being outside, go out with friends, talk to people, read, and watch movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my wife told me to be one...No, seriously, I am a Mormon because I feel at home. I attended many churches from a variety of different beliefs and backgrounds when I was growing up, many times I would get a feeling that I didn't belong. When I started meeting with the missionaries from the church I would often get an overwhelming feeling that I belonged here and that the people in church really cared about me and my well being. Heavenly Father has always been there for me, even before I joined his church, and will send the right people that will give me overwhelming feelings of guidance and direction. First, he sent me my wife, who opened my mind to different possibilities. Second, Heavenly Father sent a missionary in the form of a former BYU running back that I could easily relate to and could teach me church messages in our own special football language and analogies making it easier to understand Heavenly Fathers lessons and my direction in life; where I need to be as a human being. I grew up on a pig farm in southeast central Indiana. The local town's population was about 15,000 people and it was a 15 minute drive to town. My mother has four children all of us from different fathers, she often says she didn't get it right until she met the man that I consider my father, he is the one that raised me to be the man I am today and taught me most of what I know and how to live my life. We were poor when I was growing up but I didn't know because of the love of my family. Heavenly Father was there for me then because he sent a great man to help guide me through my childhood, when I needed guidance most, and he was there, and still is, when I was lost in the world by myself and needed guidance, direction, and to feel at home no matter where I am in the world.

How I live my faith

I keep Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ close in our family. I lead my family in prayer in the morning, when we wake up, and at night, before we go to bed. I obey the laws of Heavenly Father and will often discuss ways to improve how we as a family can become improved people through him. I will organize a night at home during the week, usually Monday, called Family Home Evening where we turn off all electronics (yes that means the cell phones) and share a lesson about Jesus or principles that help strengthen our family and bring us closer together. I try to help out my friends in church in whatever ways I can; whether it is by helping them with house work they are struggling with, volunteering to help the missionaries, participating in church events throughout the week, or by going out and visiting with other members of church (an activity we call Home Teaching). I