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Hi I'm Brandon

I grew up in a small community in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up and live in the same small town in Utah. My parents divorced when I was around the age of 3, and lost my Mom at 6. My dad remarried and, because of mistreatment (non-abusive),had to divorce her for his and his kids sake. He re-married again to a wonderful woman who already had kids, who are now my step siblings (we didn't get along at first, but that's okay we love each other and care for each other now). He is still married to her. I was the president of the Math team in high school, and heavily involved with high school band. I played the clarinet and had the opportunity to go to and honor band (a college event taking some of the best high school band students to play together in an band) 2 years in a row.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in this church. I had some struggles growing up, namely my parents divorcing at the age of 3 and my mom dying of cancer at the age of 6. Why would I go to this church? I know 100% that I would be one of the biggest messes, one of the biggest wastes to society if it wasn't for all of those members in this church who have helped me stay on a good path and the blessings that Heavenly Father has given me for faithfully participating in his Son's church.

How I live my faith

I actively go to all the Church meetings I can every week. This also means I take all of Sunday off to respect the Sabbath day and go to all the meetings on that day. I do my best to serve others and visit those in need in my ward.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Brandon
We all make mistakes, right? We all have regrets and guilt for past decisions. None of us are perfect, especially me. I had an addiction that plagued me for most of my life, 11 years. I was completely bound by it, there was nothing in my power that I could do to overcome it. I know this because I tried for 3 and a half years. The one thing that made it possible for me to rid this terrible mistake that I kept repeating was Jesus Christ's Atonement. Heavenly Father loves us so much. So he provided us with a way to repent, to rid ourselves of those mistakes, that guilt! He sent his only perfect Son to Atone and Die for us so that we can repent! So we have a way to overcome those mistakes and guilt! Show more Show less