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Hi I'm Bronson Glaittli

I'm a Mormon because it's something worth smiling about! Let me explain...

About Me

I've been called the "smilingest person you'll ever meet." To be honest it's gotten me in trouble from time to time, but why? Why so smiley? In a word, family. I come from a good home. No description, no "about me" would ever be complete without them. I have the most supportive parents anyone could ask for. I was lucky to grow with an older brother, a fellow adventurer and ever-present companion, and two beautiful, talented younger sisters. My parents cared not only about us, but about each other. I'd say this is the single greatest blessing in my life. Work, friends and schooling all come and go, but those family ties stubbornly persist. My life hasn't been without trials, but I've always had the resources to deal with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the restored Church and gospel of Jesus Christ has kept my family together. So many challenges have come our way that had we not embraced the help and guidance of heaven our little bunch would surely have fallen apart. My father is a pilot and was often absent when I was young. From my sister's childhood case of cancer to my mom's diagnosis of and struggle with M.S. (Multiple Sclerosis), an enduring, happy family life would seem elusive if not impossible to any in such circumstances. Do you know anyone who's parents are divorced? Ever been in a home where everyone is at each other's throats? And hate one another? Family estrangement is a curse. In the same strain I believe that estrangement from God and our heavenly home is the great source of heartache in this world. The gospel binds up our wounds and makes us "whole" again, a wanted and welcome member of God's eternal family. Our elder brother and Savior plays THE vital role in "bringing to pass the immortality and eternal life of man" I worship, love and follow Jesus Christ because his sacrifice made eternal life as families possible then, now, and forever. Because of Christ I know that regardless of our current circumstances we can all be together and happy again.

How I live my faith

My great great grandfather Alfred Schmidt is buried in Salt Lake City, UT. Marking his resting plot is a particularly beautiful headstone with the first 4 stanzas of "As I Have Loved Thee" etched deep and dark into the upright granite block. Alfred was a talented opera singer and was privileged to present this now beloved hymn for the first time in a sacrament meeting. Many of the most powerful sermons have been delivered through song. And this one has touched my heart: As I have loved you, Love one another. This new commandment: Love one another. By this shall men know Ye are my disciples, If ye have love One to another. Alfred Immigrated to America for the gospel and now I'm privileged to live it in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know it is true. By serving in the Church and fulfilling priesthood responsibilities (like serving a mission) I help to establish the Kingdom of God. Wherever I am, I have the example of the Savior and the gift of the Holy Ghost to guide me. As it says in John 7:17, If a man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself. By striving to develop Christ-like love, which includes keeping God's commandments, I have been richly blessed. My faith has grown. My family is still together.