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Hi I'm Braden Drake

I grew up in Southern California and I absolutely love sports. I attend Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon

About Me

Sports and anything athletic are my passion. I love to do anything that gets my heart pumping. My favorite sport has got to be volleyball. I have played year round for the past five years. I currently attend BYU as a freshman. I am majoring in Communications and plan on leaving on a mission in June!

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up in the Mormon church so I never really had to think about why I was a Mormon. I really figured out why I was a Mormon when I got to college. When I got to BYU it was the first time I did not have my family dragging me to church every Sunday and forcing me to participate in church activities. I had to decide for myself that I would continue to be a member of this church. I decided that I would attend church and fulfill my church responsibilities and see how it turned out. So far as I have seen so many blessings in my life just from attending church. I love the feeling I get when I get to serve others and fulfill my responsibilities and wouldn't trade it for the world. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a variety of ways. I make sure to put gospel as my priority. I am always sure to get on my knees in prayer and really study my scriptures a few times a day. I also put full effort into the two callings I have. As the assistant ward clerk I count the donations to the church and as a home teacher I take time to teach various families lessons about the gospel.

What is faith?

Braden Drake
Faith is a belief in things which are not see but are true. Faith is similar to trust. By putting our faith in God we trust that He knows what is best for us and will help us throughout our lives. Faith is a process that is developed throughout our lives. This process is similar to the game of basketball. We start off with a little faith similar to learning how to dribble and shoot. Similar to learning complicated plays in basketball, developing our faith in God allows us to gain more trust and grow closer to Him. Our faith is constantly refining and increasing just as our skill in basketball can constantly be developed. Show more Show less