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Hi I'm Cordy Branscome

I'm from Virginia, oldest of six, live on a small farm, love to snowboard, travel, be outside, and crazy about glitter.

About Me

I do not fit the "mormon stereotype" that some people create. I am a spur of the moment spontaneous girl who is always up for a fun trip or new experience. I love learning about other people, places, and experiences. If I could pack my bags and check out a new place every weekend I would do it in a heart beat. Some things I love doing are snowboarding, taking the boat out on the river, playing with my dog, laughing with friends, listening to all kinds of music (I love bluegrass, and old country), taking pictures, hiking new places, and road trips. Everyone thinks their family is crazy, but mine really is crazy (fun). My family is a random bunch of fun loving people who are constantly running around playing sports, hunting, fishing, four wheeling, skiing/snowboarding, and goofing off. We have plenty of random stories from rabid raccoons in the backyard to the time my Mom dressed our taxidermy bear as the prom king, little red riding hood, and plenty of others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because after a lot of careful thought and prayer, I have come to gain my own personal testimony of it's truths and blessings. I love Jesus Christ because I have a testimony of the sacrifices he has made for me. If I wasn't a Mormon I would have struggled a lot more in my life. Being a Mormon has relieved so many stresses that I had or could have had if I didn't learn of the gospel. Being Mormon is like being happy even when I am having a bad day.

How I live my faith

I was baptized when I was 8 years old, but became inactive until my 8th grade year of school. It took some time but after a rough patch in my life I come to know the LDS Church to be true and chose to start going to church. I have incredible parents that have taught me to learn for myself, respect others, and appreciate all the blessings I am given. I have come to learn that being a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints requires us to learn of the truth for ourselves through the choices we make like choosing to pray, study the scriptures, and go to church. Those choices did not sound appealing at first but after feeling the spirit I now know of their true value and love. I live my faith daily by reading my scriptures, talking to my Heavenly Father in prayer, and finding ways to serve others. I don't just live my faith by the things I choose not to participate in, but also by choosing what I do participate in. I do my best to be kind to others, and be grateful for my blessings.