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Hi I'm Branden

I am a young man who has grown up in Southern Alberta. I love basketball, piano and serving the Lord. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 18 years old and have grown up in southern Alberta my entire life. I was born in here, then at age 5 I moved to a small country town. I love the countryside and being able to spend time in nature. The prairies are now and forever my home. They are where i have gained experience and memories that I treasure. My love for the outdoors has also brought forward my love for hunting and fishing. At age 16 I moved back to the city, where I have grown accustomed to more of a small city life. Since grade 7 I have loved sports, particularly basketball, and I have played ever since. Being active and being able to play sports is who I am. My other biggest hobby is the piano. I love playing the piano, and have even been written a few songs. Recently I have been called to serve a mission in the Philippines Cebu East mission, where i will labour for two years.

Why I am a Mormon

Many people who I have met or grown up with have thought I am a mormon because its what my parents are and believe, but for me it has become more than that. The Gospel changes and blesses lives. I have learned and seen this in my life. Without the church I would not be who I am. It has shaped me and given me purpose, as well as given me a testimony of Jesus Christ. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and watches over me. I know Jesus Christ atoned for my sins, and has made it possible for me to return to live my heavenly father again. I know I am lead in the church by a true prophet of God, who receives inspiration and guidance from my heavenly father to lead ands guide me. I know Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God too, and that he restored the church to the earth today. I know the book of mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ, and that it testifies that Jesus Christ lives. I know this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is true, and has the full truth on the earth today. In the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.

How I live my faith

I love the church in my life. It has made me who i am, and given me strong values and standards. It has become second nature for me to live and do what I have been taught is right. In my church ward, I have previously been a deacons quorum first councillor, a teachers quorum president, and an the 1st assistant in the priest quorum. These callings have taught me patients and leadership skills, as well as how to connect personally with my peers. Another calling I accepted was to be in the stake youth committee. Here I helped plan dances, youth conferences and other activities. My most recent calling in my church is to be a missionary. I have recently been called to go across the ocean to the Philippines Cebu East mission where I will spread the gospel and serve those around me.