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Hi I'm Brad

I am a father and I am a husband and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a Mormon. I am also a husband to a spectacular wife and a father to three great boys and two sweet daughters. I have been to college and worked a couple years as a sports writer and now I am working for an insurance company. I love to shoot photos and go on adventures with the family. My family and I have not been immune to lifes struggles, but through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we have been blessed as a family and individually. I am so grateful for what we have and for the time we get to spend together.  I love to golf, shoot photos of the outdoors, captures moments of my family in photo and if anything, I like to write.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestry joined the church in 1840 in England. We have been Mormons ever since. I have grown up in the church, but, had to find out for myself. It started early for me. My mom shared a story with me when I was eight or nine years old that she shared a photo with me of the Savior. I told her that was not what He looked like. A few days later, she said I had forgotten that moment and exclaimed the image before me was the Savior. Since then, I have lived wanting to have that relationship, that I know my Savior. As I have read the scriptures, listened to the counsel given by modern day prophets, and prayed to know for myself, I know who my Savior is. And, I know that this is His church. It was restored through a prophet and that same church continues to this day. Led by that Christ who is our Redeemer through a living prophet for the direction and guidance that we might return back to our Heavenly Father's presence. It is because of the quiet whisperings of the Holy Ghost that I know this is true. And I am thankful that I know this.

How I live my faith

 I truly believe that the best way is through example. I have the opportunity right now to work with our Young Men ages 12 to 18. I watch them serve their friends and administer in the blessings of the Gospel. I see them work miracles and it strenthens me. I see them obtain their own testimony, challenge that testimony, and then share that testimony to their friends who do not have the same beliefs. I feel a priviledge to work with them. To understand their trials. To hear their concerns. To see their excitements. It is envigorating to watch them succeed.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

We abstain from these items first and foremost because our God asked us to. It was a commandment given to us in the Last Days, but we have not been the only people. During the history of the world, God has commanded His people to have a Law of Health. The Law of Moses called for it and today, it has been commanded of us. The promise is health and prosperity and wisdom and knowledge. Our Heavenly Father has promised these blessings to us. If we have faith to abstain from these items, but also partake of those items that are wholesome to the body, we will be blessed with these things. It is truly, "a principle with a promise." Show more Show less