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Hi I'm Brad

I built a Land Rover. I love racing bikes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, full-time graduate student, work part-time for a software company, intern for an energy conservation and monitoring company, home teacher, young men's instructor, and simply love being outside - riding and racing bikes, skiing, hiking, etc. Of course, documenting it all through the lens of my camera.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the way the gospel of Jesus Christ has changed my life. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints not only offers a channel for me to learn His gospel but also allows me to practice following our Savior's example daily regardless of my current imperfections. The Church offers me the opportunity to serve my fellow man and reminds me to do so frequently. As a result, I feel the promptings from our Heavenly Father more frequently as I choose to do the right thing and try to help those around me. In turn, whether I realize it at the time or not, they help me. I gained my testimony of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon, the LDS Church, Christ's teachings, and Joseph Smith by kneeling and praying to ask God if what I was studying was true. This happened shortly after I arrived in Brazil on a 2 year mission. More than anything, it is that amazing, indescribable, uplifting feeling of confirmation from the Holy Ghost that keeps me coming back for more. It is what brings true peace and happiness in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I participate in church meetings regularly and help out with the young men in our neighborhood and congregation. I live my faith by trying to give them as many tools as possible to live a life as full of true joy as I had.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Our fundamental religious service is what we call our Sacrament meeting. Anyone is welcome to join us in Sacrament meeting as well as our other Sunday meetings at any of our buildings. Sacrament is a time when we ponder and reflect on Jesus Christ's atonement for our sins, for He is the path by which we can repent of our wrongdoings and begin anew on a correct path with additional guidance from our Heavenly Father. Furthermore, on Sunday we have general Sunday School meetings where we talk more in-depth about the various doctrine of the gospel as well as meetings where we meet in groups of similarly-aged individuals to learn and discuss gospel topics more focused to each particular age group. We welcome anybody and everybody and would love to see you in our congregation spiritually connecting with your loving Heavenly Father and drawing nearer to him and his son, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less