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Hi I'm Brady Ard

I love ALL music, I like to build things, I like sports, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am from Vancouver, WA. I have lived there all my life. I love music, all aspects of it. I love going to concerts. I enjoy music, movies, video games, woodworking, sports of any kind, eating, baking, the outdoors, and just chillin. I'm not totally sure what I want to do when I’m older. I am thinking I will either join the Air Force or the FBI. I just want to do something I like to do but more importantly I want to be able to support my future family. I love the gospel and I love life!

Why I am a Mormon

Well I have been a Mormon my whole life. My family goes back forever in the church. For a while I was just a member because my parents were members. As I got older I continued to do what I was supposed to. I knew that I needed to go on a mission. It was the right thing to do. When I came out on a mission, I didn’t have that strong of a testimony. As I started reading the Book of Mormon, I came to know that it is true. I felt the Holy Ghost bear witness to me that it is true. I also received a witness that God is real, and he loves us, and also of His son Jesus Christ. This gospel, and the church, and its teachings have brought me more peace and real happiness than I have ever before felt. That is one of the biggest reasons I am a member of this church. Only good things have come from me being a member of this church. It gives me a purpose in life. I have grown closer to God through living the gospel, and studying The Book of Mormon. I want to raise a family based around these gospel principals.

How I live my faith

I really try and follow Jesus Christ as best I can everyday. I strive to be obedient to all of God's commandments and try to be an example to all who are around me. I read my scriptures everyday and pray to God everyday. I attend the temple as often as I can.

Who chooses the Mormon prophet?

Brady Ard
They are called through revelation from Heavenly Father Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Brady Ard
The law of chastity is Gods law on sexual purity. It states that you need to be sexually pure. We believe you shouldnt have sex before marraige and when you are married to stay loyal to your spouse. No masturbation, no looking at pornography. No homosexual relations and no abortions. It is a very important commandment that is backed up by scripture. It gives you happieness and joy as you keep it and helps you gain more self control. I have seen it bless my life and other peoples lives as we strive to live it. Show more Show less

What is the Book of Mormon?

Brady Ard
The Book of Mormon is like the Bible. Along with the new and old testament it’s another Testament of Jesus Christ. It’s the record of Gods children in ancient America. The Book of Mormon was written by Prophets of old in the America’s during bible times. The Book of Mormon talks about two groups of People called the Nephites and the Lamanites, named after Nephi and Laman. They are sons of Lehi who was told, by God to leave Jerusalem in 600 B.C. because it was going to be destroyed. Their family traveled through the wilderness and crossed the ocean and came to America. The Book of Mormon is based in the Americas, some say probably in Central America. The ancient people of America kept their records and history on metal plates. They were all stored up in a record chamber you could call it. A prophet named Mormon took all of the history and plates and took the important parts from it and put together the Gold Plates. He gave the Gold plates to his son Moroni, who was told to bury them up in the ground so they would be kept safe. In the early 1800’s a boy named Joseph Smith was given the plates by the Angel Moroni. He was given the task to translate them into the Book of Mormon, which he did by the power and authority of God. To know the Book of Mormon is true you must read it and pray asking God if it is true and he will answer your prayers through the Holy Ghost. http://lds.org/general-conference/2009/10/safety-for-the-soul?lang=eng Show more Show less

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

Brady Ard
 The welfare services in the Mormon church are to help people out in times of need. They are meant to give people aid so that they can get back on their feet. They are not meant to be a persons source of income. The church gives food orders, so that people can save the money they would spend on grocerys and put it toward other bills. Show more Show less