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Hi I'm Braden Mathews

Military child, moved 21 times the last 19 years, renaissance man and a Mormon

About Me

I really like vintage British motorcycles and the cafe racers. I enjoy formal wear and the associated reasons to wear it (i.e. masquerades, dances, fancy dinners etc.). I'm musically inclined to an extent, a true farmhand, addicted to both the writing and reading of literature as well as lyrics and on occasion full songs. I also enjoy to run, to box, wrestle, ski, dirt bike,and just be outdoors in general. Basically anything that exhilarates, calms, or in other ways makes one feel surreal. I might even be a modern Renaissance man.

Why I am a Mormon

Happiness. I'm not necessarily a convert in the sense that I wasn't born into this gospel, but I've had a few really rough problems through my earlier teenage years. And just knowing, simply and if for nothing else, that I can be forgiven of the sins that I know are wrong, and without the sacrifices of Jesus Christ be able to return to live with him according to my works and worthiness. It also brings me immense joy that I will be able to be with my future betrothed for time and all eternity, not just until death do us part through the temple and the authority of God known as the priesthood.

How I live my faith

The simple things really. I read my scriptures twice a day (generally fifteen minutes of the book Preach My Gospel in the morning and whatever scripture strikes my fancy at night) and I also pray twice a day officially, though I try to always live with a prayer of praise in my heart. I also teach a youth Sunday School class and it's amazing how much these wonderful young men and women can teach me about what it means to be a person, and a Christ-like member of the church. I fear that they each me more than I teach them, though I try my best to keep my mind open to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.