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Hi I'm Chad

I'm father of four. I'm an author. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for seven years. Currently, I am an insurance agent, and author and a college student. As a teenager, I was involved in Boy Scouts and I was a wrestler. After high school, I served in the Armed Forces and then a two year mission for the Church in Las Vegas, Nevada. When I'm not working, studying or playing with kids, I love to listen to music, watch movies or catch a hockey game.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life but spent my teenage years trying to avoid it. I had to make my fair share of mistakes and do some pretty stupid things before I realized what my religion meant to me. Most people wish that life, marriage and parenting came with manuals. The Church does just that. It has given me guidelines on how to live my life, how to treat my wife, raise my kids, run a business and treat others. It gives me faith and hope every day. There is no question I can ask that I can't get an answer to. I know that by living the standards of the Church, I am happy and I know that by teaching my family these things, they too will have a chance to live that happiness. In tough times like we face now the only thing we can find hope in is our individual faith. Even if everything around us is failing, the promises of the Lord never do and so I look to and lean on Him always.

How I live my faith

My family and I read our scriptures every night. We pray together as a family and also individually. At least once a week, we dedicate the entire evening to a family activity. I spent several years teaching the youth of the Church. For those youth that went to High School, we met each morning before school to review the lessons in the Old and New Testaments. I visit a few families in the Church each month as friends but also to make sure they are doing well. I take every chance I get to help other people. If there is someone who needs a ride, help moving or just a few minutes to talk, I make myself available.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Chad
Temples are places where we make very special promises to God for ourselves and for those who have passed on. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Chad
A testimony is a statement of what we know to be true. For Mormons, it is our personal feelings about God, His son Jesus Christ and the truth that they gave to us through the scriptures and prophets. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Chad
We believe that God is fair. Christ taught that all men need to be baptized yet there are billions that have lived who never had a chance to hear about Christ much less be baptized. So, in our temples, we are baptized for those who never had that chance so that they have the opportunity to return and live with God. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Chad
Husbands and wives are the core unit of the Church and of society. We believe that husbands and wives should love, honor and respect each other as equal partners in all things. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Chad
The family is essential to God's plan for us. We believe that our families are eternal. How we treat our family, the things that we teach them and the love that we share are the most important things in this life and the life to come. Show more Show less

How does the Church finance its operations?

Chad
Members of the Church are encouraged to donate 10% of their income to the Church in the form of tithing. This money is used to handle the day-to-day operations of the Church. Show more Show less

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Chad
We believe that every person around us is our brother or sister. Because we are all family, it's important that we take care of each other both in spiritual needs as well as physical. We believe that service to others is service to God. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Chad
God is our Father and we are his children. Similar to our fathers here on Earth, we can talk to Him through prayer and learn about Him through reading our scriptures. As we do these things, we develop a relationship that is both real and personal. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Chad
The priesthood is the authority to act in the name of God. Show more Show less

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Chad
Thomas S. Monson Show more Show less