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Hi I'm Branson

I grew up in Fruit Height, UT. I was born into the church. I am the youngest of my siblings. 1 sister and 1 brother.

About Me

I am the youngest child which is good and bad. I might be spoiled more so than my siblings. But I have expectations I have to live up to. I'm a few years behind in the race of life against my siblings. Throughout High School I was a huge runner. Distance is the purest form of competition that I know. You can always follow it back to the preperation associated with it. What you ate, when/how hard you ran, etc. It's less a gift that people are born with, and more of a "who's gonna put in more work?" My 5k (3.1 miles) PR is a 16:46. My mile PR (the one I'm most proud of) is 4:48. Through my lifetime, I've found that the church is a lot like running. If you want to understand the gospel better, or you want to gain a greater testimony, you have to put in more work. Except in this case we are all on the same team. No one is trying to beat you, they are just pushing you to be faster and better. The people who run along side you are the people who have your best interests. If you notice yourself falling away from the church. People may bug you and act overly attatched. But it's purely because they are your teammate. And they don't want themselves or you to run this race alone. So they will push you, and in a sense you need to pick up your feet and push back. Drive each other to this finish line with all that you can give.

Why I am a Mormon

The biggest reason I have to follow this gospel is the Plan of Salvation. The whole plan revolves around one simple goal, Eternal Families. I can't wait for the day that I find a spouse. One that I can have a family with and live with them eternally. That more than anything is the reason I love this church. Those I and others have lost, are not lost. And we will see them again.

How I live my faith

I'm certainly not the poster child for the LDS church. But I try and live to the best of my ability. I don't curse, I live the word of wisdom (no alcohol, no coffee, no tea). And I obey the law of chastity. I'm currently preparing to serve a mission. That means 2 years of my life are dedicated to this gospel and bringing others to it. I could have had probably a couple girlfriends by now. But I have to keep my mind clear. When I'm out in the field I don't want my biggest worry to be how my girlfriend is doing. The one that probably wouldn't wait for me anyways. I want to be focused on my companionship, and the members that we visit.