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Hi I'm Chad

I grew up in Pittsburgh. I am a physical therapist. I am a husband, father, cyclist, a soccer player and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Pittsburgh. I love Pittsburgh. It is beautiful especially during the fall and spring. It is called the city of bridges. It is a sports town, no doubt. I enjoy the excitement that fills the air during each football, hockey or baseball season. I am a physical therapist. I am fascinated with the body and its ability to heal itself. I bike to work and love to be outside doing many recreational activities. I am a husband and love my wife. She is my best friend and confidant. I am a father. I have three children and one on the way. I enjoy watching them learn and grow. Life has its struggles, but overall there are so many things to be thankful for.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up the oldest of eight kids in a small house with one bathroom. It was often a race to see who got first dibs. The gospel was taught in our home, but never forced upon us. We were encouraged to make right choices and to find out for ourselves if it was true. I decided on my own to be baptized when I was eight years old. I was taught that baptism was a covenant or promise between our Heavenly Father and me. I knew that promises were serious and that you did not break them. I knew that by being baptized that I would be committing to follow that example of Jesus Christ throughout my life to the best of my abilities. I felt a sense of peace in my heart that the decision I was making was right. After I was baptized, my dad put his hands on my head to confirm me a member of the church and give me the gift of the Holy Ghost. As he was doing so, I felt an indescribable peace and warmth fill my soul. I felt clean and happy. I knew that my sins had been washed away. I also knew without a doubt, that I had made the right decision and that my Father in Heaven was pleased with me. Since then I have come to recognize and understand where those feelings come from. The Holy Ghost, the “Comforter” or the “Spirit” as he is often called, “teaches [us] all things, and bring[s] all things to [our] remembrance” (John 14:26). He testifies of truth. To each of us, these feelings may be different. Paul in his Epistle to the Galatians described the feelings of the Spirit as, “love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, [and] faith” (Galatians 5:22). After my baptism, I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover. I then prayed to know if it was true. I felt that same peace and warmth feel my heart and soul that I had felt at my baptism. Our Heavenly Father is the source of all truth. If I do not understand, I ask Him. He will guide us to differentiate between right and wrong through the feelings of the Spirit. I am a Mormon because it is true!

How I live my faith

I am currently the mission leader in my local congregation. This involves working with members of the church, the full-time missionaries, friends and neighbors to share the gospel message with all of Heavenly Father’s children. I regularly help organize events, visit local families, and speak in church with the purpose of promoting and encouraging missionary efforts. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. Our goal is to bring all men closer to Christ through the message and saving ordinances of the gospel.