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Hi I'm Brendan

I'm a Combat Medic, a Ukulele Fan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My parents were raised in the Church, but decided to leave when I was very young. I didn't know anything about it growing up. My parents then began experimenting with different religions, and as a result I was exposed to many different faiths. Nothing really felt right until I heard Sister Missionaries teach the Gospel. It all felt very familiar, and I was baptized in my early teen years. I've since joined the National Guard as a medic, and I plan on going to medical school. But for now, I have received a call to go on a mission. I eagerly look forward to serving, experiences new things, and making a positive impact in other people's lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been in and studies several different religions, but none of them have given me more answers that the Mormon faith. I'm a Mormon because I have learned through my own personal study and prayer that this Gospel is true. I know who I am, where I'm going and where I came from. I have lived without the Gospel and a light in my life, and the different between living and not living my faith is astounding. It really is a life changing choice, one that will change every aspect of your life, and in my opinion for the better. The Book of Mormon has brought me closer to Christ than any other book, and every day I strive to become a little better and follow in his path. I'm a Mormon because I have become a better person through this Gospel, and it has satisfied the hunger in my soul.

How I live my faith

I enjoy participating in weekly church services, occasionally bringing my friends with me. What I really love doing is service, in which I feel like it's easy to get lost in the work. I figure my time is better spent on someone who needs it rather then on myself, and I like to help out with any service project or charity I can. I've decided to dedicate the next two years of my life in service of the Lord as a missionary. He has done so much for me, He's never given up on me and always been an example of how to live my life and treat others. Two years in such a short portion of my life, I will gladly put other aspects of my life on hold. Long ago, missionaries taught me the Gospel and it has changed my life for the better and helped me become the best person I can be, and If I can help just one person in the ways those missionaries helped me, then those entire two years will be worth it.

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Brendan
We believe that baptism is an ordinance that must be performed in order to be with our Father once again. We do this because we are commanded to follow the example of Jesus Christ, and in doing to we take His name upon us and are symbolically 'reborn'. This is why we are baptized by immersion, to symbolize death and resurrection. Equally important is to be baptized by someone holding the proper authority. We believe following Christ through baptism to be a choice, and a person is capable of making that choice at the age of 8 years old. Show more Show less