Hi I'm Brad
I live in Colorado and I'm in college majoring in elementary education. I like motorcycling, listening to music, and reading. I served a two-year mission to Ireland and Scotland.
Why I am a Mormon
I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by a friend. I was curious and ordered a copy of The Book of Mormon. I read a part of it, and then knelt down and asked God if what I was reading was true, and really from Him. I was very skeptical, but I believed God would answer. I thought about it often. A short while later, as I was driving down the road, an overwhelming sense of peace and comfort overcame me. It wasn't an emotion, or any kind of internal feeling, it was different and new, it was the Holy Ghost. That's how I learned that the Book of Mormon is true, and from there, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that this church is true.
How does making right choices help us make more right choices?
It's like stairs. It would be really hard to jump up a whole flight of stairs, just like it might seem really hard to do something like serve a mission or do something big to help another person. But when you do what it right it's like taking a step up. As you continue to take steps, doing a little more than you did last time, until eventually you're only one step away from where or who you want to be. Satan uses the opposite tactic. He knows you won't jump down a flight of stairs, so he tries to get us to come down one step at a time, until we're where we never wanted to be in the first place.
How I live my faith
I try to live my faith by following the basics. Going to Church on Sunday, and studying the scriptures help me learn. Praying often keeps me in tune with God's Spirit. Then I try to serve others, and trying to follow the example of Jesus as best I can. When I screw up, I pray and ask for forgiveness and try not to make the same mistake again. Add all this to the routine of daily life, and it makes for a pretty happy way to live.