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Hi I'm Brandon

I'm a father of 5 boys. I'm a software engineer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a software engineer and a dad. I love to help people solve problems. I enjoy skiing, hiking, and camping with my family. I love to see a good movie and love to learn new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the church and went when I was young because my mom took me. My dad was a convert to the church and joined just before I was born so that our family could have a common religion. There came a time in my life when I needed to know for myself if the Mormon church was for me. I started noticing that I felt really good feelings when church leaders taught me the gospel. I came to know that that feeling was the Lord's spirit confirming to me that what I was hearing and doing was good. I know that without the gospel, my life would have been much different. The gospel helped me avoid many of the pitfalls of youth and has helped to guide me as a father trying to raise my own children. It has helped me to keep my marriage strong after nearly 20 years. Knowing that I am a child of God truly made in God's image helps me to clearly understand my potential and God's plan for us on the earth. Many of my friends growing up didn't have a clear understanding of who or what God really was. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has restored many of the truths that were lost in the original church of Christ. With these truths restored, things that used to be cloudy will become crystal clear for you and life will have more meaning. I testify to you that these things are true. I've seen lives changed because of this gospel, my own as well as others. I invite you to investigate these truths and find the meaning that your life has always had.

How I live my faith

I am a scout leader for 11-year old boys. Every Wednesday and once a month on a Saturday I help these boys learn a new skill. I give them the chance to try new things that they didn't know they were capable of. Things like skiing, ice skating, camping, hiking, and surviving on their own for a night in the woods. They learn to tie knots, to swim, to scavenge for wood and to build a fire. They also learn to setup a tent and pack their own gear for an overnight camping trip. In short, they start on the path to become a capable young man. The time I dedicate to helping these boys is only a few hours a month but the satisfaction of seeing the growth of these boys and the shear joy on their faces as they learn to be competent in some new skill lets me know that what I am doing has lasting value for them. With all the distractions and directions these boys could find themselved, I know the boy scout program is an inspired one that helps these boys to grow up to be worthy men who eventually will be righteous husbands and fathers. I also attend church on Sunday. On Sunday we partake of the bread and water as a way of rededicating ourselves to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We study the scriptures and have lessons that teach us how to live our lives more righteously. On Mondays, our family tries to set aside the evening for a family lesson or activity that strenghthens us. Sometimes we play games together, sometimes we talk about problems one of us is facing, and sometimes we just go take in a good old-fashioned movie (popcorn included).