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Hi I'm Braden

I was born in California, but was raised in Canada. I'm a red-head, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have recently been called to serve a full-time mission in Birmingham, Alabama for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I'm super stoked to get out there. Something that I really enjoy spending time doing are water sports. My memories of water skiing, wake boarding and tubing during my summers are some of the best. I'm a recent high school graduate and have held a job at Dairy Queen for the past 2 years. I really enjoy seeking thrills and having fun with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church so it was something that I always grew up around and never really questioned for a while. Gaining my own testimony was a huge step for me and required that I put some of my own effort in. I realized that I could either float through church meetings and activities and not give them any thought or I could find out whether it was true or not for myself. Reading the Book of Mormon is key to gaining a testimony of the church and was probably the first real step I took in the direction of gaining a testimony. After reading the Book of Mormon and confirming to myself that it was true, living the gospel became a lot more important to me. It is because of my testimony of the gospel that I am going on a mission to Alabama and I am looking forward to sharing the message with others. Seeing how happy people are when they live the gospel has shown me what is important in life, and what I want to achieve.

How I live my faith

Currently I hold a calling in my ward as a Family History Consultant. I get to help people doing family history and find out more about my own. I really enjoy finding out new things about our ancestors and doing family history gives me a better perspective on life. I am also the first councilor in the priests quorum of our ward which means that I get to plan activities and lead discussions for our group of young men. Home teaching is also a big part of my contribution to the ward and I do my best to visit my families every month with my companion. Visiting families in the ward helps me to feel connected to them and feel good that I am able to serve others. Being able to bring the Spirit into the homes of those we teach is really helping me prepare for my full-time mission.