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Hi I'm Braeden

Born and raised in Utah. Just your typical young adult finding their path in life. Proudly doing it as a Mormon.

About Me

My life began to take shape for me when I was seven years old. At that point in my life, my parents decided to get divorced. Although I may not have completely understood the density of the situation, I felt the pain that comes with divorce. Not long after the divorce, my Mom decided to move to another state over 1000 miles away and my sister moved with her. Not willing to leave my home and Dad behind, I stayed and from that point we have been separated. We speak often and visit twice a year and I love every second of it. At first, I only saw the bad things that came out of the divorce and the pain I felt. There was one night when I was nine years old where my sadness was overwhelming. I woke up in tears and had one thought; the thought was to pray to my Father in heaven. After that point, I had a new point of view on the divorce. I was now able to recognize all of the great things that came out of this terrible event in my life, one of those being all the new family that I had gained (both parents remarried). I cannot imagine my life without my step-families, yet without the divorce, I would never have known them. I am now either currently preparing or serving my mission (depending on when you read this) in the great state of Oregon. I owe everything I have to my Heavenly Father and my Lord Jesus Christ who I know love me, as I do Them.

Why I am a Mormon

In the most simple form, this Gospel makes me happy. It is amazing for me to know that I have a Heavenly Father in heaven that loves each and every one of us with all of His heart. Likewise, I know that our Savior Jesus Christ came to Earth and experienced all things so that He would know what it feels like to be in pain, or alone, or lost, or any other negative feeling. He died so that we could live again and also loves us with every ounce of His being. In know that because these Two love us so much, They appeared to the prophet Joseph Smith and gave him directions to establish their church on the Earth. Living my life the way that the gospel guides us to makes me happy. I am healthy, successful, and fulfilled because of it.

How I live my faith

Throughout the course of my life, I have had small responsibilities in the church as a leader in my young men's groups. I do my best everyday to live as Jesus would and do that by making friends and being kind to everyone. Depending on when you are reading this, I am either currently preparing for or am serving a mission in Portland Oregon. I can't wait to serve the Lord for the next two years of my life!