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Hi I'm Brandon Tempest

I grew up in Utah. I love the outdoors. I love playing golf. I am serving a mission in South Carolina. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Brandon. I am 19 years old and I currently have a mission call to serve in the Columbia South Carolina mission. I am to report to the mtc March 19th, 2014. I a very excited and anxious to get out and serve the people of South Carolina. I graduated from Viewmont High School in 2013. The fall after graduation I decided to do a semester of school at the University of Utah. I loved it up there and will most likely continue to keep attending school there when I return from my mission. I am very interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. Ever since I was a little kid I have always loved the outdoors. I love playing golf and even had the opportunity to play on my high school golf team. Most of all I love the winter more than anything. I enjoy skiing and snowmobiling. I have always told myself that I will always live in Utah and close to the mountains so I can always enjoy doing the things that I love. I have been raised in the gospel and my parents have done a great job of teaching me the importance of having it in my life. I am grateful for them and their example to me. I am excited to get out serve my mission, and I know it will bless me and the lives around me. I am grateful for this gospel and I know it is true. My name is Brandon and I am a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Having grown up in a house where I have always been a member of the church has been amazing. The gospel has blessed my life individually as well as a family. There are many reasons that I have chosen to stay and follow the teachings of the church growing up. Perhaps one of the most important reasons that keeps me wanting to enjoy this gospel and continue learning about it is how this church brings families closer together. I do not know where I would be without my family and the influence they are in my life. The church has always and will always have a strong emphasis on families. We believe that families are essential to Gods plan. We also believe that families will be together forever and ever as long as you are faithful to the Lord and do what he has asked. My parents have done a wonderful job of teaching my siblings and I the importance of loving and respecting one another. I am very grateful for my family and all that they do for me. I know that if I keep living the way that I am living and staying on the right path of following the gospel, I know that I will be able to be with my family forever and ever. I know this to be true and I bare my testimony that I know God lives and that he has a prophet on this earth who leads and guides his church in these latter days. I am grateful for Gods plan and the happiness it bring me and my family. I know that this church is true and I know that families will live together forever. I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I am very grateful for the place and conditions I have grown up in. I don't know where I would be without this wonderful gospel in life. Over the years I have held many responsibilities within my ward. My favorite calling that I have had, is the one I am currently serving in. I have been assigned to be an adviser over a group of young men from the age of 14 to 15 years old. I have loved every minute of it. I have learned to love, respect, and enjoy being with these young men. They are a great example to me in all that they do, and they have taught me a whole lot more than I have taught them. I have also had the opportunity to be a home teacher. This mean that once a month myself and a companion that I am assigned with will go to a couple of homes within the ward to check up on them and to also share a message. I am grateful for this program within the church. I believe that it helps the ward form better relationships with each other. I also believe it makes it a lot easier for ward members to ask other ward members for help in time of need. I am grateful for the opportunity that I have had to visit and spend times with a couple of families within the ward. I have been greatly blessed by their example to me.