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Hi I'm Brock Hardcastle

Twin. Family lover. Music man. Mormon.

About Me

Hello! My name is Brock. I am a student at Utah State University. I am the youngest of three children, and I love my family very much. I love to travel and experience new things. I LOOOOVE music. A lot. I've performed in theatre productions, choirs and vocal performance events, all of which has helped me to enhance and amplify this passion. Oh, and I'm a twin! So that makes me pretty cool, right? I like to think of myself as a pretty chill guy. I focus on the day-to-day and tend not to become too worried when there may be challenges in the future. There is just something inside me that reminds me frequently that everything is going to be okay, and that things are going to work themselves out. I know that as I follow God's commandments, I'm am going to be okay, Of course, that doesn't mean that everything will be rainbows and unicorns all the time, but it does mean that I can see that good and the bad that come into my life are a necessary part of my journey to return to live with my Father in Heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I had the blessing of being born into a strong LDS family. I've had the opportunity to have the word of God taught to me since I was young, but I am striving towards gaining a stronger testimony and becoming continually more converted to the gospel. I am a Mormon because I believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, just like the Holy Bible. Shocking, I know. But I believe that there is hardly any way that Joseph Smith, a man who grew up as a simple farmboy with little education, could have come up with such a book, unless he was guided by divine power. The teachings inside this inspired book are for you and for me. Life isn't easy. But by being a Latter-day Saint I can know where I come from, why I'm here, and where I am going. I have purpose. I am to come unto Christ, be perfected in Him, and invite others to do the same. As I have done this, I have felt peace and strength, which has helped me when times get rough. Being a partaker of the restored gospel has given me an outline to become my best self, and I strive every day to make choices which will allow me to become just that. Living the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me know that God loves me and is patient with me. I know that am a very imperfect person, but I also know that God is patient with me as I change to become a perfected follower. As I progress, I can be comforted with the knowledge that He is happy with the steps I am taking, even though they may seem small and slow.

How I live my faith

In the Bible, it states that faith without works is dead (see James 2:17). How do I live our faith? Simple. By following the commandments I have been asked to follow: going to church, paying tithing, visiting the temple, and living as righteously as I can. I also show faith by reading the Book of Mormon and applying its concepts. God does not want people to just blindly follow; if that were the case He wouldn't have given us so many (rather large) books of scripture to study and to learn from! He wants us to learn for ourselves, and put his words to the test (see Alma 32:27). As we do so, our understanding will be expanded, we will come to love His word so much more, and our certainty that He lives will be strengthened.

What is faith?

Brock Hardcastle
Just as it states in Alma 32:21, faith is not a perfect knowledge. It is a hope for things which are not seen, which are true. In Romans 8:7 it states, "But if we hope for that we see not, then we with patience wait for it" We are not going gain more faith simply because we want it. We have to work for it and patiently wait as we go through the growing process. Faith without works is dead, it says so in James 2:17. By searching the scriptures and living the commandments we have been asked to follow (going to church, paying tithing, visiting the temple, living righteously, etc.), we show that we are willing to put in that work. As we do these things, we have been promised that our faith will grow. It may not grow great and mighty immediately, but it will eventually our faith will become big and stable, just us an acorn grows into an oak. Show more Show less