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Hi I'm Brady Johnston

I love Seattle, I'm serving in the Torreón mission in northern Mexico, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a sophomore in college. I plan on majoring in biology for now. I can't stand being stuck in a gym or on a court, so I try to exercise outdoors when I get the opportunity. I'm most interested in outdoor sports (boardsports, water sports, snow sports, hiking, climbing, etc.) that get me outside and push me to my limits. Getting outside also helps me appreciate the beauty all around us that God has created. I´ve been spending too much time on myself for the past 18 years. For the next two years I´m leaving family, friends, and home, to teach and serve the people of Torreón, Mexico in Spanish. It´s a difficult sacrifice to make, but the gospel makes me so happy, that I´m willing to leave all that behind to help expand upon others´happiness by teaching them about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Yo testifico que Jesúcristo vive, que puedes llegar a saber que su Iglesia está restaurado en la tierra con profetas y apostoles. Me encanta la Biblia, y el Libro de Mormon igualmente, lo cual es un otro testigo de la vida, la Expiácion, y amor de Cristo. Hagas el Evangelio de Jesúcristo un papél constante en tu vida. Le permites a Jesús, sus palabras, y sus profetas, llegan a ser guias en tu vida. Te prometo que si lo hagas, puedes sentir el amor de Dios, un duradero sentamiento de paz y consuelo, en paso de tus desafios y miedos. Sus brazos siempre están extendidos. Le amo a mi Salvador y Redentor.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel, but that doesn't mean that I automatically accepted it. I think there comes a time when you have to ask yourself why you go to all the effort to be a member of the Church. I asked myself, am I doing this is make my parents happy? Have I considered other options? Would I still choose this Church if I wasn't born into it? In order to answer this question for myself, I read the Book of Mormon. I have felt the spirit (indescribable feeling of peace and comfort) throughout my life, but I understand that I only feel it through the Church. I'm far from perfect, my family isn't perfect, the members of the Church aren't perfect; but the Gospel is. While other churches may have part of that truth, they don´t possess all of the truth. God once again speaks to us through modern prophets and we can even receive personal revelation from God concerning our own challenges. Nothing gives me comfort like the peace that I find when I work to become more Christlike. I know the Church is true, only because I have come to this answer on my own. I wouldn't trade it for anything else. Nothing brings lasting happiness and undeniable peace of mind like living the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I try to remind myself that it's important to make the right choices, even in small day-to-day instances. Practicing what I believe each and every day helps me to make the correct choices when it comes to tougher challenges. Sometimes, when I'm feeling down I say prayers of gratitude, without asking for anything. It reminds me that I am so incredibly blessed. My trials are just a very small part of life, and they can strengthen me.