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Hi I'm Brad Hill

I'm a Missionary. I'm Happy.

About Me

I am a college student. I am serving a mission for the LDS church in the Oregon Eugene mission speaking Spanish. I am the oldest of 5 kids in my family. Some of my hobbies include photography, mountain biking, design, public speaking, playing sports (soccer, tennis, running, biking, football...), listening to and finding new music, and making new friends. I live life to its fullest and enjoy all the little things that make life so wonderful, like taking a breath of fresh air or looking at the beautiful landscapes of life. I haven't done too much in my life for I am still relatively young, but in my short time here on earth I have spent a good amount in student government trying to promote unity amongst everybody. I started a recycling program at my school, sponsored a day without hate, raised money for children's hospitals and food drives, and done what I can to leave the world better than I found it. I love learning new things and know that everybody has something exciting to offer to the whole.

Why I am a Mormon

If you were to look at my history as a "Mormon" you would see that I was born into a family that is Mormon. Although this was my start, my reasons for being a part of the LDS church are entirely made on my own. I am a Mormon because I choose to be. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings so much hope, happiness, and light in to my day to day life. At a young age, I learned that I am a child of a Heavenly Father who loves and cares for me. Knowing where I came from, where I'm going, and why I am here brings so much confidence in my life and really lets me know who I am. When I do what I should be doing, I feel love from God and there is a certain light and happiness in me that I can't describe with words. I have prayed to know if the church is true, and I got a personal answer. It really comes down to how I feel... I am happy because of the choices made regarding the Mormon Church. Signs follow those that believe, and evidences of truth appear as I have faith. I love how we all have agency to choose whatever we like. It is remarkable to know that we have all the power to choose as we may, yet it is confusing if we don't know our choices (or more importantly, our consequences) that we can make. Again, I'm a Mormon because I chose to be, and that choice helps me understand better what I must do to be happy and how I can be the best that I can be. I know that Jesus Christ lives and that he died for my sins, my pains, my afflictions, my sufferings, and all things that I may encounter. That proof of Christ's sacrifice comes each day as I exercise faith in my savior. I hope that the joy that I get from the gospel can be shared with everyone.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the best that I can. I am nowhere close to perfect, but I strive each day to reach my full potential. Starting August 4, 2010 I will be serving a mission for the LDS church in Oregon speaking Spanish. I want to share the joy that the gospel brings into my life with others. I love to serve others whenever I have the opportunity. Along with the 3 hours of church each Sunday (if that seems like forever... it really isn't), I also like to participate in all of the other activities that the church offers throughout the week. I believe that I have as much as a right to practice my religion as does anybody else and I love to learn what others believe. I believe that religious understanding is essential to world peace. Although we may not all agree on the same doctrinal points throughout religions, we can at the least learn to understand why we believe the way we do. I think it is important to share my beliefs with others, and I want to hear what other people believe as well. A great way to do this is through service projects and helping others. Day to day living is part of how I live my faith. Worship isn't just for the sabbath, but rather a constant thing. Daily scripture study and prayer give me strength and it brings me happiness. My aim is to be in the world, but not of the world and try to show my devotion to Christ by being a little better today than I was yesterday in my actions.

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

Brad Hill
Step 1. Walk into a crowded room and say "Raise your hand if you are Mormon!" I'm sure several people will answer. Step 2. Ask those who raised their hands to be your friend. Step 3. Listen and learn You can probably just check this website out too and learn more. Another option is look for 2 guys walking in the neighborhood with white button-up shirts, ties, black nametags, and both are named "ELDER" and talk to them!!! Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Brad Hill
Without a doubt! Mormons believe in Jesus Christ and his Atonement. They are founded upon Christ's teachings. The Book of Mormon is "Another Testament of Jesus Christ". More knowledge and testimony of Jesus Christ as the savior and redeemer of the world is the goal of Latter-Day Saints and we center our lives around him. Christianity is doing the best we can do to follow Christ's example, and we try our best to do that. I guess it all depends on what your definition of Christianity is... but i'd say we are Christians without a doubt. Doctrinally speaking there are some differences, but I'd say its all about the actions and our examples that we give should bring us closer to Jesus... and I see that every day as a Mormon. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Brad Hill
One word: "Awesome". Another word "Happy". Although we face trials we are able to be happy and know that things will be alright. As a Mormon, day to day life is how I live and I try my hardest to do my best. It's difficult sometimes, but after the hard work comes the great blessings and the ability to rest from our cares and sorrows. Nothing is easy about being a disciple of Christ, but we have all the help and resources we need from God to do what we are called to do... be ourselves, be a brother or sister, father or mother, friend, servant, leader, and many many other things! Yes there is opposition in life, but that is how we can learn. As you come to understand what being a Mormon is all about you will then begin to understand God's infinite love for you and can see the blessings and miracles in your life! Show more Show less

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

Brad Hill
Ancient prophets who stemmed from Jerusalem wrote the Book of Mormon. They were people who were called by God to carry out his work in the Western Hemisphere. Just like the prophets in the Bible (i.e. Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Abraham, etc.), these men anticipated the coming of The Messiah and preached faith and repentance to the people. Some of the authors of the Book of Mormon include Nephi, Jacob, Enos, Mosiah, Alma, Helaman, and Moroni. Many of these writings were compiled by a prophet/historian named Mormon and gathered together in one book (hence the name "The Book of Mormon"). These men were true to their faith even in difficult times. Each author was human and faced many similar issues we to today and their words can help us know how to move onward and upward. Most important, however, is the fact that these men wrote as they were inspired by God. Ultimately we could say that the Spirit of God is the author of the Book of Mormon and if we read its words we are reading the impressions of the spirit. Show more Show less