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Hi I'm Kurt David Bramel

I'm Mormon, I joined the Church when I was 15 in Maryland, and I will be serving a 2 year mission to Salta, Argentina from '14-'16

About Me

I'm a water loving man, grew up swimming and picked up sailing in Maryland. I did Swim team and Sailing club in High School. I love playing sports and tried a lot of them in High School like: Swim team, Football, Basketball, Baseball, Wrestling, Sailing, and Cross Country. I enjoy having fun with my family and friends, they are a big part of my life. Family means everything to me and I view close friends as an extension of my family. I enjoy service related activities and i love working, especially hard labor. Don't get me wrong though I'm intelligent as well, but I do make mistakes and errors that might make me seem unintelligent, like most people. I will be attending BYU Provo in 2016 for Mechanical Engineering and maybe International Business if i enjoy the foreign world. I'm a convert and i think that explains myself pretty well, i understand most of the gospel doctrine, but I'm always learning, I've got some catching up to do since i didn't grow up in the gospel. I'm an outdoors person and have been blessed with plenty of opportunities to camp and explore. I am an Eagle Scout from troop 777. I will be the first person in my Bramel family to serve a mission and its a big responsibility so i hope i do well and be an example for my younger siblings.

Why I am a Mormon

I was exposed to the LDS Church after my dad remarried to a woman named Tara Pase, who was LDS. She then started taking us to church with her. At first because i was 9 when my dad remarried i was unhappy with the church because it was long, 3 hours is big for a little kid. Honestly maturity helped with my conversion. I was unable to attend church very often when i was younger because i did not live with my dad and step mom in Maryland, i lived with my mom and step dad in Ohio, so i went to a Methodist church there. I would travel to Maryland once a month to see my dad, and would go on those weekends. As i got older i really started to enjoy the church, i loved it and asked plenty of questions in classes. After my freshman year of high school i wanted to move to Maryland with my dad for the remainder of my high school education, Maryland has far better school systems, and so i could join the Church because i was to that point in my spiritual desires. I joined the Church my Sophomore year of High School and have not looked back, its been a great 3 years and I have no regrets about it. I love the Church and have a Testimony of the truthfulness of its doctrine. I have a strong testimony of the need for service of our fellow man and I love to help others in any capacity that I can. I believe that Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the church to this earth again and that there is a prophet in these latter days because of him and his authority. I am thankful to be able to Serve a mission to Salta, Argentina September 10th 2014-2016. I hope to live this calling to my greatest capacity.

How I live my faith

I participate in my ward by being an outgoing youth and now an outgoing adult, which I'm not used to, growing up has some time to get used to. I enjoy helping others and always try to find service when i can because i love the happiness it brings others and i feel the spirit when I'm doing the service. I've never had a calling, my first calling will be my calling as a missionary, as Elder Kurt David Bramel, or as my mission card will say Elder Bramel. I'm excited for this calling as I'll get the opportunity to serve others in my full capacity, it will be my life and full time duty for 2 years and many years unofficially after.

What is being a Mormon like?

Kurt David Bramel
It's living according to the rules of the church but whats amazing about it is you feel free and you know what you're doing is right and you are continually blessed, sometimes in ways you can't see. Now its not always easy but its worth it in the end, its worth it for your eternal salvation. I would say if you are thinking about joining the church just ask yourself, Did I pray earnestly about this idea? I promise you it is the right decision to join the church as i did when i was 15, i cannot express the joy it has put in my life, i love the Jesus Christ Church of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less