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Hi I'm Braden Watkins

I am from Kaysville, Utah. I am serving a full-time mission in the Washington Kennewick Mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I absolutely love it!! Right now I am in Pasco, WA serving with Elder Schulzke as my companion. I spend every waking hour as a missionary striving "to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel for faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and his Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end." I am so grateful for the opportunity that I have to serve the Lord and I have seen so many blessings come of it. I hope that one day, everyone will have had the chance to hear the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how we may all be saved through Him. I love my Savior and I am so grateful that through him I can be forgiven on my mistakes and become more like him each day. After my mission I plan to attend college and earn a major in Mechanical Engineering with an Aerospace emphasis. Before my mission I spent a lot of time outdoors participating in sports such as Ultimate Frisbee, mountain biking, skiing, and snowshoeing. The Rocky Mountains are my playground, and I spend a lot of time enjoying the world that God created for us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt of my Savior's love for me, and I have received a personal witness that the Book of Mormon is a true book. There have been times in my life where I have felt distanced from my Savior because of past actions, but when I turn back to him I feel a reassurance of his love and the hope that I can become better each day. I am grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the ability that I have to work through my failings and imperfections to become a better man.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to live the doctrine of Christ each day. Every morning when I wake up, I pray to my Heavenly Father to help me become better. As I live the doctrine of Christ I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life as he has provided opportunities for me to serve those around me, and by serving I have been changed. I know that it is by living the doctrine of Christ that we can access the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ each day to receive forgiveness of our sins and the strength to carry on. Because I am the oldest child in my family, I try to live as an example to my younger siblings of how to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am not perfect, but I do my best and that is all the Savior asks.

What is faith?

Braden Watkins
Faith is the a word of action. It refers to the trust we place in our Savior and the things we do to be obedient to his commandments. When we have faith in Jesus Christ we understand that he knows us and he knows what we can become. Because he knows what we can become, we feel confident in placing our lives into His hands because we know that He can help us reach our full potential. Even if we have a small part of faith, if we exercise that faith in obedience to God's commandments, that faith will grow and our ability to follow the Savior will increase. Show more Show less