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Hi I'm Brad

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I love sports and the outdoors. Swimming, volleyball, handball, basketball, ultimate Frisbee, and water polo. Camping, backpacking, whitewater rafting, cliff jumping, boating, wake boarding, going to the beach, and exploring nature. I love my family. I enjoy doing anything with them because I just love being with them. I've been married to the love of my life since May and we are now expecting our first child in March! I have three awesome brothers and a great little sister. They mean the world to me. My parents have supported me throughout my life and in all my endeavors. I love them so much. They are an intricate part of who I am. I love my extended family as well and enjoy doing family history to find out more about my ancestors. I love being social. I really value the connections I am able to form with people in this life. Really getting to know people is one of the things I appreciate the most about being human. I love school. I am currently studying exercise science to eventually become a physicians assistant. I enjoy the human body and I really want to be able to ease suffering and make a difference in people's lives. I love my job. For the past two years I have worked as a phlebotomist, medical supervisor and EMT at a plasma donation center. There I get to talk to people all day and help them make some extra money to support individuals and families who really need it. I am part of a process that provides life saving products for all sorts of illnesses.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm Mormon because of the way this church influences my life, and brings me closer to God and my Savior Jesus Christ. It gives meaning to all that I do in life and gives me direction and a path to lead me towards becoming the best me I can be. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints also helps me and supports me in my efforts to be a good Christian, a good citizen, a good family member, and a good person. Mostly, I'm a Mormon because it makes me happy :) I find more joy and fulfillment in my life as I live the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in three main ways. First I live my faith in a very private, personal way through my relationship with my loving father in heaven. I pray daily and have real conversations with a real being who listens to me. I also read the words of the prophets which guide much of what I do in life. I enjoy meditating and I frequently ponder about life and my faith. Second, I live my faith through church participation. My wife and I currently serve as nursery leaders where we allow parents of children under 3 to attend church classes while teaching their kids about Jesus and loving others. I also serve as a home teacher where I am able visit church members in their homes and form relationships with them while providing both physical and spiritual help. I really love serving and take almost any opportunity that I get to help others. I am glad the church provides me with so many. Thirdly, I live my faith by sharing it with others. I served a full time mission for the Mormon Church for two years and enjoyed every moment of it. I was able to help lots of people learn about the truths that I hold dear and make changes in their lives to come unto Jesus Christ. I still share the gospel because I know that living the principals found in the Mormon church will help anyone, no matter their situation in life, to become a better person and it will better prepare them to one day return back to God. I share because I care about others, and I KNOW these things to be true.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Brad
Our bodies were created by our loving father in heaven. They were given to us as a gift from him and he entrusted us with their care. I love the freedom he has given me to do what I want with my body, so I respect the requests he makes when it comes to what i eat, drink, and do to my body. He also knows what is best for me and my body so I follow his advice. The mormon church does not restrict us with rules about what we can and cannot do. It gives us guidelines to follow that will help us enjoy our lives to the fullest. Show more Show less