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Hi I'm Brandon Graham

I'm a California boy. I'm a pianist and singer. I build and fix computers. I make video games. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm almost 23 years old, and am finally ready to serve a full-time mission. When that's finished, I'll go to school to further my education in computer programming, along with music theory and composition on the side. I play the piano and sing and generally love to make music! I love doing Musical Theatre and being in choir, and hope to one day direct a choir or even an orchestra of my own. I love to build things and solve puzzles, so in my spare time I work on computers, or I solve Rubik's Cube puzzles for fun. I also love video games as more than just entertainment, but as an artistic medium that can be used to tell amazing stories, or deliver other unique, meaningful experiences. I hope to one day create and publish my own video games using all the knowledge and skills and experiences I've gained in my lifetime. More than anything, though, I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and the miracle that he is and has wrought through his Atonement. It gives me such joy and hope, and I know all things are possible through him. As much as I might identify with music, computers, or games... what I truly ~AM~ is a member of the restored organization of Christ, even the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. That means more to me than anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised into this church, but I had always taken it for granted. During my teenage years especially I merely coasted along, accepting what my parents and leaders told me as "true" without really understanding or caring. As soon as I graduated High School I was determined to be rid of the church in my life, and that it was meaningless and pointless and was all an elaborate plot and a brainwashing placebo... but it did not take very long at all for a spirit of despair to cling to my very being. I was so lost and frustrated and was physically withering away and not taking care of myself at all, as I had all but lost the will to live. At my lowest point, when I was afraid I might not even make it through the end of each day, a very dear close friend of mine had metaphorically reached out her hand and pulled me to my feet. She made me feel wanted and needed and loved and I realized... it wasn't just her... it was the Spirit that she brought. She invited me back to church, and every single talk and lesson and discussion felt as though it were speaking directly to me, and I realized... this is where I belonged. Not merely because it was the culture I was raised in... but because I knew then that my Savior loved me, and missed me, and wanted me to come home. So I did. I came home to my dear older brother, my Redeemer, even my Lord, Jesus Christ. As Jeffrey R. Holland once stated so eloquently: "It is not possible for you to sink lower than the infinite light of Christ's Atonement shines." I felt that light burn within me and bring me back into the fold, my home. I know that my Redeemer lives. I know that there is no other way save his Atonement that mankind may be brought Eternal joy and hope. I know that the Book of Mormon is truly another Testament of Jesus Christ, and it is true. I know anyone can gain a true testimony of it by reading it and sincerely praying with real intent to know of its truth. I say this in the name of my savior, Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Prior to leaving on my mission, I've been the ward pianist, and an avid Sunday School and Home Teacher. I love to teach the gospel more than anything else. Because it means so much to me, it means even more to bring that same joy and hope to anyone and everyone else I know or meet. I try to wear my testimony on my sleeve.