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Hi I'm Brandon Lancaster

I was a high school athlete, who enjoys hanging out with my friends, and loves doing service for others. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I´ve graduated from high school, I´ll go to college after I get off my mission. I´m the middle child of a family of six. I played football in high school and I wrestled. Currently serving a mission in New Mexico.

Why I am a Mormon

I´ve been a member of the church my entire life. I was born into the church and I´ve been taught the gospel my entire life. As i´ve grown up in the church i´ve loved every single aspect of it. The people are nice and are some of the nicest people i´ve ever met. Growing up in an LDS community everyone looks out for each other and there´s been plenty of opportunitys to help those that are in need. I love doing service for others, just the look on their faces when your done helping them or if they ask you if you would do this certain task for them, I love that feeling knowing that you could have done other things but you chose to donate your time to those who reached for your help and you were able to do it. When I was younger I would look for some kind of reward, but once I got older I didn't need any reward, the service and the warm feeling after was the reward for me and knowing that my Heavenly Father will bless me for things that I do for people full heartedly and I know he loves me, thats help me to be the person that i´m today. But Í haven´t always lived the gosple there was a point where i would kind of rebel against my parents and that got me into trouble and in with the wrong crowd the didn´t always have my best intrests and I felt utterly alone when i was with them but once i decided to stop hangging out with them and lived my life the way God would want me to live, I felt his spirit always.

How I live my faith

I´ve had callings as deacons counselor, teachers secretary and an assistant in the priests. Just being involved with the church has always helped me stay active in the church, and there's that support of having friends that had the same values that I had so their there for me. There was a time when I had a group of friends who really didn't have my best interests and I was starting to really doubt myself and who I really was but when I went to church and was reading my scriptures more and more I was starting to find answers about myself. Later I started to distance myself from that group of people and I really figured out who I wanted to be and how I could get there. Going to church my teachers and leaders allows encouraged me to do better at what I wanted to pursue. A good person who wants nothing but the best for people and wants to be surrounded by the best of friends who know me and know what kind of person I am so I can be myself. So that kind of shaped me to be the person who I currently. I'm currently serving as a missionary. So that I can go and those who desire my help to find out who they are and what they can become.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Brandon Lancaster
Put yourself in the perspective of a parent for a moment, and you had two kids and you had treats, you wouldn't give one of them a treat and the other one wouldn't. It wouldn't be fair and that wouldn't show your love to the other child, you all of your children so you would want to give them the same amount of love. So Christ visited the people in the Americas just as the prophets in the book of Mormon promised. Christ did visit the Americas, in the book of 3 Nephi chapter 11 in the early part of the chapter, God spoke to the people and Christ descended amongst the people. Later in the chapter or maybe its in a latter chapter but he calls twelve apostles in America just like he did in Jerusalem, so that Christ's people in America could be taught the gospel so that they have the same opportunities to have eternal life and be saved. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Brandon Lancaster
As member of the church I can honestly tell you that we don't worship Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith founded The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sure but we don't worship him, we love everything he has done. By the power of god he was able to translate the god plates into the Book of Mormon. Gods messengers restored the priesthood to him and several others. The only people we worship is God and his son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Brandon Lancaster
Were asked to donate that amount because god has given us everything that we have; loving family, jobs, health etc. and all he wants from us is to give ten percent to the church. The church uses it to fund all the temples, churches, universities, well-fare programs and many more organizations. He's not asking us to do it just because, he asks us to do in faith and we will be blessed, just like it says in Malachi 3. One of the blessings that I've seen as a faithful tithe payer is I've learned to live within what I make, my family has always been blessed with the opportunities to go to the temple, and my parents have had jobs so that they can take care of the family. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Brandon Lancaster
The reason only some members allowed into the temple is because some of the most sacred ordanances in the church happen in the temple. All members are allowed if they keep them selves worthy before god. All of the things that happen in the temple are sacred not secret. There´s a difference. I have a strong desire for everyone to be able to go through the temple and see and experience all the blessings of the temple. But if they go through the necisary steps to enter the temple. If just anyone was allowed into the temple they may get the wrong idea of what the temple is all about and what the true purpose behind all work done there. In the temple husband and wife may be sealed with their family for all time and all enternity. In the temple we also do baptisms for the dead. Its done for those that were unable or never had the opportunity to be baptized. Show more Show less

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Brandon Lancaster
The first prophets were called by god to lead his church and it was passed down to a successor in bible times it was usually a son or someone that had that authority. When all the prophets were gone and the authority was lost god called a new prophet and restored his authority and his priesthood to Joseph Smith. Now days the calling of prophet gets passed on to the senior apostle when the current prophet passes away. All the apostles have the priesthood keys of a prophet but only the prophet has the authority to use all those priesthood keys and act on them. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Brandon Lancaster
Missionaries proselyte because its the one of the most effective ways to get the truth out to those "who desire to have the truth but are kept from it only because they know not where to find it" (Amos 8) The church is true and every person deserves the opportunity to either accept or reject it for themselves. If you knew something to be true wouldn't you want to share it with everyone you know? The missionaries get help from your friends and family because there's only two of us in a particular area and there's thousands or millions of people just like you. So you know who may want to listen to the discussions or may want to learn a little bit more. Show more Show less