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Hi I'm Braxton Bud Davis

I was raised in Malad, Idaho. I am the SBP at Malad High School. I will be a missionary in Milan, Italy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Braxton and I am 18 years old. I am a senior this year and I have enjoyed being very involved in my school. I have been President of my class for three years and am currently serving as Student Body President. I also just began a Key Club at my school. I have been honored to be the Captain of both the Football and Wrestling teams. I also compete in Track and Field. I'm very blessed to go to a small school where most people know each other. In a small town like mine everyone knows everybody else. Its great to have the unity that we do. I have been very competitive throughout my life. I love to play sports. They are such a great way to go out and spend time with your friends. They also can be a fantastic stress reliever! I love trying new sports as well as playing some classic ones as well. However of all the sports I play, Football and Wakeboarding are probably my favorites. I play Full-Back and Middle Linebacker, despite my size. Football has always been a passion of mine and I have had some great mentors as coaches. Besides my involvement in my high school I also enjoy many other things. I enjoy playing musical instruments. I love to play the piano and the guitar. Music plays a big part in my life. I enjoy many different types of music and the different styles that each one has. Each different type of music allows me to express myself in different ways. I really enjoy the expression of myself through music.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Well I was raised in the LDS lifestyle, doesn't that make me Mormon?. But, to be truly honest, it has nothing to do with my family. Although they raised me up in the gospel, I never truly gained a testimony until I was about 14 or 15 years old. When I was younger I would just go to church with them to see my friends. We would just go to joke and have a good time. I never was a fan of the scriptures, they never really interested me. So what changed? What made the difference? Why am i now going on a mission to try to help others understand the truths I do? The most interesting part throughout my conversion was that it wasn't some grand experience, there was no great jaw-dropping event that changed my way of thinking. I did not have an angel appear to me, nor did I have a moment of divine revelation. My conversion to the gospel, even though I had grown up with a family, did not come until my teenage years. To be brief, my family was going through some rough times, which all families do. My parents were arguing in the kitchen. It began as a simple disagreement, then proceeded to slowly grow and grow until it was more than just a heated discussion. My younger brother and I, being about 10 and 12 in age, respectively, tried to step in and break up the argument, this only worsened the situation. I had no idea what to do. I went into the room next door and began to say a small prayer. As I began to pray, this warmth began to settle over my soul; it was nothing but a quiet confidence that things would be okay. Eventually, the argument started to end and after a while amends were made. In the end things turned out alright. This story may sound very simple and it is. Yet, it holds a powerful place in my heart. The quiet and simple assurance that prayer gave me is what allowed me to begin my search for happiness. This experience made me wonder what other blessings were in store for me. All by feeling the love that he had for me.

How I live my faith

I think that the biggest thing for myself when talking about how I live my faith is service. Thats one reason why I began a Key Club at our school. Key Clubs are dedicated to service. Their mission is "to serve the children of the world." Although this club isn't necessarily associated with the LDS religion or the church, many of its ideas and concepts are similar. It's all about making the world better by serving others; making a difference to others by your actions. Thats what matters most to me, helping other people. Helping others is also why I am currently preparing to serve the people of Milan, Italy. I want to be able to give these people the same knowledge and comfort that I have been given. I am preparing to go over there not to push people to convert or to force them to have the happiness that I have, but to serve them. To love them and help them through their trials and their problems. My purpose is to give them the option of the happiness of the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. If they don't accept it will I be disappointed? Yes. Will I be heartbroken because I know that there is more out there for them? Yes. However, no matter what they choose or how they choose, I will still love them. I will be in the trenches fighting the battles as best I can with them.