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Hi I'm Gavin Brown

I'm a Washingtonian, I'm serving a Mission in Berlin Germany, Hiking is fun, I enjoy Photography, and I'm a Mormon,

About Me

My name is Gavin. I'm from Olympia, WA where I've grown up for most of my life. I went to a year of college before coming on my mission, studying Architecture, and Communications. I enjoy doing a lot of things and trying out new ideas. Not because I can't find whats right for me, but because I find it fun learning new things, new people, new lifestyles, and how I can use/incorporate these things into my own life. I've played almost every sport that is offered in America. Some I'm good at and others I'm not. My favorite one though is Pole Vault. I've done it for multiply years and hoping to do it at the college level when I get back home from my mission. Whenever I have time though, I love to go on hikes or be doing photography. I find hiking as a way to step back from the people and the cities and to really see the beauty of the world as God has created it. With hiking you can really see how beautiful the world really is. I use my photography hand in hand with hiking. To capture those moments that words can't describe. In photography you can capture moments, emotions, and all sorts of things. I find it as something that can express things in a more deeper meaning. As I've done both I've learned how to live a life of peace looking more at the goods then at the bads.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have felt the love of our Heavenly Father and of His son, Jesus Christ. I grew up in the church my whole life, but never had a real testimony, or cared to get one really. The only thing that was really important was me. I lived my life how I wanted to and that was good enough with me. As I got older though, I started seeing in my life how if I wanted to find happiness I had to do something bad again. Then, after a while I would have to do it again, again, and again. With the happiness though, shortly I would find myself getting sadder, more, and more often. It got to a point where I felt like I had nowhere to turn. That I was lost. That nothing could help. Then, I read in the Book of Mormon. I have readed the book before but it never made a impact on me, it was just another book in the house. This time when I read in the Book of Mormon though, I felt something. I felt of a light and of a love that I have never felt in my life before. Something strong then any man or thing. It impacted me to the point of where I knew that the Book of Mormon was really true, that God was really there and that He loves us. Sometimes He works in mysteries in which we have to endure great sore, sometimes non, but when you trust in the Lord and have the desire to learn of Him you will in your own due time come to the knowledge that He is really there, and that the Book of Mormon is true.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being an example. Not by going out and looking for attention, but by simply being me; who the Lord created me as. I us my talents that the Lord has given me and I try to us them in a way where I can be a positive impact others, to motivate others to do good or to be nicer to others. That is something that is really important to me. Not to try and be someone we aren't, but to be who the Lord has created us to be and to use the talents that He has given us to have a positive impacted on the world. We have been given these talents and so why not use them?