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Hi I'm Brandon

I am American/Japanese. Japan is my home country. I'm a Missionary in the Japan Nagoya Mission and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was a college student at USU-Eastern (formerly CEU) currently aiming to get my Associates degree. I am currently serving a mission in Nagoya, Japan. I lived in Japan for 14 years. I moved to the United States after I graduated high school for college. I love sports especially basketball, baseball, and soccer. My favorite team of all time is the Chicago Bulls (basketball). My favorite kind of food is Italian and Indian food. My hobbies are playing and watching sports, art, and cooking..

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised as a member of the church living in Japan with an environment of non-christian believers, I was still raised to live the example of our Savior to others. My parents were members of the church before I was born and were even married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. My mom was converted to the church by the missionaries when she was 15 in Japan. Before she was converted, she grew up with a Buddhist family. If the missionaries didn't knock on my mom's house door, then I wouldn't have made the decision to be baptized at age 8 or even hear about the gospel. Being baptized is not just trying to add your name in a member's list, but it is more of a commitment to follow the example of Jesus Christ, so we can invite others to come unto Him. I'm glad that I'm a Mormon and I'm glad that I was baptized because I was taught how to come unto Christ and live the example of Him by my parents.

How I live my faith

I lived my faith by generally attending church and partaking the sacrament. But in my youth, I lived my faith by participating the gospel related activities such as; seminary, mutuals, youth conference, Mormon Helping Hand, and EFY. I've also served as the District Youth Committee by help organizing District activities and youth conference. During my time in college I lived my faith of coming to institute actively to stay close to the gospel, since I was not attending any of the BYUs or LDS Business College. Even though it was hard and sometimes not that fun, I still felt I gained strength spiritually by making a the gospel as one of my top priorities and it has helped me prepare my mission and even ended up getting called to serve in Nagoya, Japan!! I am grateful for it!