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Hi I'm James Browning

I grew up in Tennessee and graduated high school in Oregon. I am musician and am a film major seeking a profession in directing.

About Me

I was born in Birmingham, AL to a family of six (mom, dad, two sisters and a brother), but my family shortly moved to Utah after my birth. When I was five my family picked up and moved to Germany. After almost two years we moved from Germany back to Utah where we lived in up to 2007. We then moved to Tennessee, where we lived for eight years. I spent my high school years in a very small town in southern Oregon and graduated from a private Christian school with a graduating class of a mere 12 people (me included). Whilst in Tennessee, after seeing my brother begin and grow a passion and talent for music, I picked up and began learning to play the guitar. As of today, I have played guitar for eight years and it is my absolute favorite past time to do. In addition to music, I have developed a passion and talent for writing and theater. Due to my love of theater and acting (which originated in high school) I decided to major in Film Making, hoping to one day work as a film director/writer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, that is the easiest and most convenient reason as to why I am a Mormon. To give more detail, in the short life that I have lived so far I have become very knowledgeable about other ideologies and practices and have come to the conclusion that, while I not only believe the LDS church to be true in everything it teaches, without it I would be a very sad person. It's not that being a Mormon gives me a reason to live but rather that being a Mormon allows me to be happy in my life. And to me, happiness is a very important thing that can easily be glossed over and forgotten about.

How I live my faith

As a child I never really made any effort or put any thought into how I live my faith as I was a child and the only pressing things in my life at the time was when it was play time, nap time, and/or snack time. As I have gotten older however, with a growing and maturing consciousness, I have been able to formulate ways that I live my life currently and ways in which I could improve my life and the way in which I live my faith. When I turned 16 and was given the title of Priest at church, I was also awarded with the title of being assistant to the Bishop. Helping setting up appointments and talking with other people in the ward with whatever the Bishop requested of me. When I moved to college, my first semester I was called to be a substitute teacher for one of my ward's classes. I never taught once though as the main teacher never missed a class. Lucky me. My second semester I was called as the assistant to the ward mission leader, now that had a lot of wort entailed. I would always be gathering information and helping out the ward mission leader, truly living my life through faith.