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Hi I'm Brad S.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read, especially novels of all kinds and the scriptures. From the youngest age, I have looked up to the stars and wondered at their beauty. I enjoy using my telescope to look at these creations and ponder why they are there and we are here. I also have an interest in computers, music, film directing, and politics. I am a Junior in university, but that is on hold at the moment, until my mission is over.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church and raised on the values of Christ's restored gospel. I didn't really know if this was where I should be when I was 13 and began to question everything I had been taught and learned. I studied other religions and ways of thinking for the next two years trying to find out who I was and who I wanted to become. When I was 16 years old, I was at a church youth camp, which was supposed to strengthen and build peoples testimonies. We were challenged to go into the woods alone and to pray about the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. I did so and after an hour of prayer, I heard a voice as loud as somebody standing in front of me say that this was the “only true and living Church of Jesus Christ on the earth.” I was also told that the Book of Mormon was “the most correct book” and that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet of God. Because the Book of Mormon is true, everything that comes with it, including Joseph Smith being a prophet and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint, is also true. I don't regret asking God about the truthfulness of this work and church. I have since asked on many other occasions and have received the witness of the Holy Spirit through feelings of peace and comfort of the truthfulness of it. I will always strive to live a better life because of what I know to be true. I cannot and will not deny what I have experienced. Because of this, I choose to live according to what I know and have learned. I do have a testimony of the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by remembering Christ in everything I do. I love sharing the gospel with every person that I meet. The youth are my favorite people to share the gospel with because when they want something, they have such a passion for it and really want to change for the better. I do my best to be a good example to everyone and am always honest with everything that I do.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Brad S.
The temples are used to perform saving ordinances for both the living and the dead. Everyday thousands of ordinances such as baptism are done by proxy for those who have deceased and gone to the world of spirits. The temple is also the House of the Lord where we go to learn about God's plan for us and what He would like us to do in this life. We go there to learn and also to meditate and ponder on the things of life and look for answers to prayers. Show more Show less

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Brad S.
We missionaries proselyte to let every person on the earth have the opportunity to hear the Restored gospel of Jesus Christ. By going door to door and talking to every person on the street, we can fulfil the commandments of God to share the gospel to the whole world. We feel that the gospel can bless every person who embraces it, as it has blessed our own lives. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Brad S.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not in any way endorse a particular political party. The church has taken a stance on several moral issues, but remains politcally neutral. The Church encourages all members to take an active role in their communities and to vote in elections. By doing so, we can help better the society and community we live in. Show more Show less

Who are the Mormons?

Brad S.
The "Mormons" are normal everyday people who have a positive outlook on life. We come from all tracts of life from politician to concerned citizen, from doctor to fast food worker. We are a people who believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and that we are saved only through his grace and mercy. A "Mormon" does their best to follow the example of Jesus Christ's example of service and love to all people. We are a people who love families. Show more Show less

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Brad S.
 Attending church is where we can go to learn and grow with other people in the gospel. Church is also a place we can socialize with people who have the same standards and are striving for the same eternal reward as ourselves. The temple is regarded as the "House of the Lord" and only worthy members of the church are allowed to enter. In the temple every person is regarded as equal. There we go to learn more about the purpose of life and also learn other things about the gospel that will help us live to become better people. Show more Show less