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Hi I'm Braden Cowden

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. I am currently serving a Mission in Cordoba, Argentina. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to stay active. I am interested in outdoor activities, spending time with friends/family, and I love to serve those around me! I love to be the comic relief and am interested in making those around me happy. I have played sports during my high school years and I am currently spending the next couple years in Argentina!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Book of Mormon. I know without a doubt that God is our loving Heavenly Father and that He sent His Son to atone for our sins and to show how we should live our lives. I have a strong belief of the Book of Mormon to be the Word of God and that Joseph Smith restored the church in this dispensation. If this was not the true church of God, I would not be a member of it. There is no doubt in my mind that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the only true church that Christ created on this earth. I know that God has given us prophets to help lead His church and be the source of revelation and truth for the Church. I have noticed the blessings I have received because I have chosen to be on the Lord's side. I have committed to follow Him and to obey His teachings. I know that Christ's Atonement that He performed while He was on this earth was for me and for every person; to be forgiven if we truly repent and to receive the comfort and mercy that God wants to give unto His children. I am a Mormon because I have received a personal witness from the Spirit that it is true, all of it. And that has given me the Faith and courage to keep moving forward with an eye-single to the Glory of God! Jesus Christ is my Savior and my Redeemer and this is His Church.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith by always trying to say and do what Christ himself would in any situation. I have been a part of Ministering within my ward and I have been active within my young men's quorums. I try and spread to the Gosepl of Jesus Christ to those around me always and I try to show others the Light and Love that Heavenly Father has for them. I try to lead by example in all that I do.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Braden Cowden
No. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) do NOT practice polygamy. There were times when the Lord established Polygamy for his own purposes upon this earth. Currently, polygamy is not practiced among the Mormon Church. Show more Show less