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Hi I'm Braeden

I grew up in Idaho, worked on a small farm, and am now serving in the Botswana/Namibia mission. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Church, in a small town in Idaho. Raised on camping and four-wheeling, I love the outdoors. I've been working on a small farm for four years and have loved every bit of it. One year ago, I received my call to serve in the Botswana/Namibia Mission. I've now been serving for six months, currently serving as an Office Elder in my fourth area.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is the only true church of Jesus Christ. Everyone is looking for joy in this life, and this is where you find it. Through the Atonement of Jesus Christ, all mankind may be saved, and return to our Father in Heaven. Being forgiven of our sins and being made clean in the sight of the Lord, our Master, is the best feeling in the world, and brings us peace and joy.

How I live my faith

I LOVE to help people. Everybody. My father has raised me to always take care of our neighbors, to mow their lawns, shovel their driveways, and simply care for them. I found that I am rather talented with technology, so I've helped many in my community with their computers. I've been the home teacher for many families in my ward, and still keep a good relationship with them. Of all my callings, however, serving as a Temple Ordinance Worker in the Logan Temple has been my favorite. There, I have developed a deep love and understanding of all the sacred ordinances and covenants both in the House of the Lord and in our church houses, the Sacrament and Baptism.

What is faith?

Believing in the Savior and His mission is so essential that it is the first principle of the gospel: “Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.” So, what is faith? The Apostle Paul taught that “faith is the substance [assurance] of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Alma made a similar statement: “If ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true.” Faith is a principle of action and power. Whenever we work toward a worthy goal, we exercise faith. We show our hope for something that we cannot yet see. Faith does not exist by itself. Faith requires an object. It must be faith in something or someone. In that respect, faith is like love. Love cannot exist without an object. Love is meaningless unless it is directed toward something or someone. We love our parents. We love our brothers and sisters. We love the Lord. Faith is the same. If we think we have faith, we should ask: faith in whom, or faith in what? For some, faith is nothing more than faith in themselves. That is only self-confidence or self-centeredness. Others have faith in faith, which is something like relying on the power or positive thinking or betting on the proposition that we can get what we want by manipulating the powers within us. Show more Show less