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Hi I'm Brandon Checketts

I grew up in North Logan, Utah. I am an aviation enthusiast - especially in the passenger air travel industry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am Brandon and I love life! I am the oldest to 3 younger siblings. We drive each other crazy, but love each other at the end of the day. I just graduated from Sky View High School in Smithfield, Utah and am now ready to tackle the big bad world! I will be leaving shortly for my 2-year LDS mission in Fresno, California and am so anxious to depart! Although it will be hard leaving my family, friends, and comfortable lifestyle, I know this is where I need to be these next 2 years. Upon the completion of my 2 years of religious service, I will attend Westminster in Salt Lake City. My area of study will be aviation management - a degree focused on the business side of the aviation industry. I have always been an enthusiast for the airlines/airports. I'm the kind of guy that purposely shops for flights that have multiple layovers along the way to my destination. I just love it! Aside from my passion for passenger air travel, I love classical music - especially choral. I sang in many choral and ensemble groups through high school and loved every minute of it. I even had the opportunity to attend and participated in the Utah All-State Choir, which was one of the neatest experiences of my life. I also enjoy piano playing, although I'm not nearly as good as I'd like to be. Things that make me happy: My membership in the church, Inn-N-Out Burgers, beaches, airplane rides, cruises, photography, healthy eating/healthy lifestyles, travel, choral singing, bowling, sushi, and family.

Why I am a Mormon

Through 18 years of studying, pondering, and praying, I can testify of my belief that Christ lives and is the savior of the world. I have come to know this through the Book of Mormon. This book is heavily misunderstood by those not of our faith. It is not a book Joseph Smith wrote regarding his personal beliefs and understandings. It is a literal book that, through the revelation of an angel, was unburied by Joseph Smith from the Hill Cumorah in Palmyra, New York. It is similar to the bible, containing records written by ancient prophets. The bible contains the records of Christ in Ancient Jerusalem and surrounding areas. Likewise, the Book of Mormon contains the records of Christ’s encounters with the people of Ancient America. This book is either one of the biggest scams our time has seen, or it is true. There is no between. It truly is the keystone of our religion. I invite you to read the book for yourself. It is much shorter than the bible, being just 531 pages. I often ask myself, “Why am I giving away two full years of my life to serve a mission when I could be getting a head start in college, my career, etc.?” Then I remember these things and it all makes sense. I am grateful for Christ and his sacrifice for me. I am so grateful for the restored gospel in this dispensation. I have found true joy and happiness through these beliefs, and want so badly to be able to share it with others. I am excited to serve the people of Fresno, California!

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon doesn't mean leaving your religion behind the door when you leave church. It means carrying it with you always. I strive to remember the things I learn and feel each week I attend church throughout my work week. As I do, I feel the Holy Ghost stronger throughout my week, which helps me in endless ways.