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Hi I'm Chad

I'm in Medical School at Virginia Commonwealth University. I'm originally from Colorado, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Among many other things, I enjoy being outside. I race triathlons, mountain bike, and play the piano and the organ. I am currently in my first year of medical school - studying to hopefully become a trauma surgeon.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is rough. They say that things happen for a reason though, and I believe that. I've always found that when I have a hard time or need help, God has been there to help support and guide me. I have consistently found that my faith in Him has helped me through difficult times in my life. I have had many opportunities and blessings in my life, and I have found a direct correlation between keeping the commandments and being blessed spiritually and temporally. Most importantly though, I know that God talks to each one of us - we are able to receive answers to our prayers from Him if we seek Him diligently. I know that God has shown me that this is the right path for me. My study and faith have shown me time after time that this church is the church of Christ on the earth. He died for me and my sins, and this is the way he has predetermined for me to return to His presence if I choose. I hope everybody else can know for themselves that this is the correct path to return to live with God as families forever.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to be the best person I can be. I hold myself to high standards and try to live up to what God expects of me. When I fall short, he is there to help me.

Are Mormons Christians?

In the truest sense of the word, most certainly yes! The main belief of the mormon church is that of Christ and His Atonement for mankind. We believe that anybody who wants to can be saved through Christ's Sacrifice for us. Without Christ, our church would be meaningless, void, and pointless. He is the core of this church. In fact, He is the leader and head of this church. Some people say we don't believe in Christ, but I wholeheartedly disagree; Christ is everything to us - He rescues us from sin and fear, He is the reason for our being. We celebrate and rejoice in His life and works and know that He lives today! Christ is risen and is ready to help us in our lives. Show more Show less