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Hi I'm Brenton Cates

I grew up in Kansas, I will be a Strength and Conditioning Coach, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Brenton Cates, I am attending Brigham Young University Hawaii, I will be graduating April 2015 in Exercise and Sports Science! I will be a Football Strength and Conditioning Coach next Fall. I am a pretty active and upbeat kind of guy who wears his emotions on his sleeves! I am just Me!

Why I am a Mormon

I know without a shadow of a doubt, that this gospel is and will remain still to be the only true gospel standing at the time of the millennium! I know Joseph Smith saw our Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ! I know that he restored the Gospel to its fullest for these Latter days. I know that the priesthood is a special gift and power authorized through God to be able to act in his name and to fulfill his ordinances. I know that this Gospel can fill that deep empty part in your heart when it feels like times can be lost an you feel all alone. How do I know this!?.. I know this because I know how it feels like being lost and feeling alone without the gospel in your life! I know how its like to live from streets to streets, I know hows its like to turn to drugs and worldly for pleasure, I know what it is like to have friends and loved ones lost due to gang violence I know what its like to feel worth less and alone to feel like you have lost absolutely everything. But let me tell you this... I KNOW what its like to learn about the plan of salvation, I know what its like to know where I was before this life, why I am here, and where I am going! I know what it feels like to read about the fruit of the tree of life and I know how it feels like to gain a special witness by the Holy Spirit testifying to you that these things are true and things are all going to be better and that you actually have something to live for! I know that families can be sealed for time and all eternity. Better yet I know what it feels like in life to get a second chance! I show my faith and live my faith and choose to be a Mormon, why? So I can reach out and touch other peoples lives and help them and invite them to come partake of this fruit, that can fix broken homes and broken lives and can give you the love and pure joy of what life is really all about!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by not hiding my past or who I am or how I got to be this way. I share how this road of life lead this small town farm boy to a second chance at life! I am a convert to The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints. I converted when I was right at 20 years old. I live my faith by sharing my conversion story, by reaching out to others in need for a smile or a helping hand. I have no shame showing that I am a tattooed Mormon. I have no shame admitting that I am not perfect. That's exactly what this religion is all about, coming closer and bringing others closer to Christ! If you want to feel the unconditional love and morality that this gospel brings to people please just ask and I can promise you it will lead you their. I may not know all of the answers, but we can find them all out together!