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Hi I'm Brad.

I grew up in Ohio and have love meeting new people and playing sports. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fun guy (so they say) and I like to hang out with my family and friends. I like to include people in fun activities and expand my circle of friends. I enjoy meeting interesting and positive people, and I like deep conversations that allow me to truly get to know someone. Generally I'm interested in having fun and keeping the good times rolling. I enjoy playing football, soccer, and volleyball. I'm married to my best friend and I couldn't be happier. I graduated with a degree in marketing and currently work in the natural gas industry. Someday I have a goal to start my own business. I love life and my great God who gives me strength everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Christian. I believe and read in the King James New and Old Testaments. I accept them as divine instruction for my life. I also except other scripture, such as The Book of Mormon. I have read these scriptures and find harmony in their message, both of which testify of Jesus Christ. So, I believe the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the church that contains the most truth out of all other organized religions that I know. For me, many questions about this can be summed up in one big question. Is the Book of Mormon the word of God? When I knew that the Book of Mormon was the word of God, that meant that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and what he said happened, in reality actually did happen the way he said it did. So because he was visited by The Father and The Son and they called him to re-establish the gospel in its fullest measure here in the last days, this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing missionary work and telling people openly about the blessings of being a member of Christ's Church. I am a WML (Ward Mission Leader) in my local area and am in charge of helping direct the missionary work where I live. This is a great calling because I am asked what I already like to do, talk. In addition, I mostly live my faith in the private setting of my own personal life. I try to keep all that I do, wherever I am at, in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ.

How does the Church finance its operations?

Each week members of the Church are asked to pay one tenth of their earnings as tithing. This money goes to Salt Lake City, where, the funds are distributed as needed to the different parts of the world for church operation. The church also has another fund called fast offerings. A fast offering is a sum on money that is paid usually on fast Sunday, the first Sunday of the month. The fast offering is the money that would have been spent on the two meals that one fast. The fast offering given to locals bishops, which in turn determine the needs of his local congregation and the money is used to help members and people in his "jurisdiction" or ward. Typically fast offerings are used to help distressed members of a ward. Show more Show less

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

We're not anti-gay, we're pro-family. Assuring that the traditional family structure remains is eternally significant for all of Gods children. Show more Show less

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints do not practice polygamy. Show more Show less

Why did your church previously practice plural marriage (polygamy)?

There is no one reason why the church practiced polygamy in 19th century, besides that fact that we believe that as a prophet Joseph Smith received a revelation from God that authorized some of the member to enter into polygamous marriages. Typically, only righteous men where invited to participate by church leadership. This practice ceased in 1890 with an official declaration. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Mormon are not required to serve a mission; however, they are encouraged to serve if worthy and willing. Show more Show less