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Hi I'm Chad

I'm a student, I'm a husband, I'm going to be a father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are currently attending college where I am studying accounting. I have an internship with one of the Big 4 accounting firms this upcoming summer, and anticipate receiving a full-time offer to work for them the summer after that. My wife and I have been married for about two years and we are presently expecting our first child. Some of my favorite things to do include camping/fishing, soccer, racquetball, and every once in a while I'll bring out the paintball gun. I also enjoy building furniture and crafts for out home. Right now, I am building an armoire for my wife.

Why I am a Mormon

I've chosen the Mormon faith because of how happy it makes me. I started to test my belief in high school by reading the Book of Mormon. The Book of Mormon, coupled with the New Testament, taught me who Jesus Christ was. As I started to pray sincerely, the Holy Ghost taught me that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and that true happiness and salvation comes through him. As I continued my study, the Holy Ghost taught me that Jesus Christ has appeared in our day and has called prophets as he did in days past. I came to know through the Holy Spirit that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that we have prophets on the earth today. I prayed to know if Gordon B. Hinckley was a true prophet of God, and in my prayers, through the same Spirit that taught me about Jesus, I learned that God spoke to President Hinckley. After marrying my wife in the temple, I began to experience happiness that I had never before felt. I truly believe that we will live together forever. Now that we are starting a family, living with God and my family forever means more to me than anything else in the world.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being actively involved in my local ward and community. I enjoy doing community service and interacting with the members of my ward/community. Some of our closest friends in our neighborhood are the families that I home teach. Right now, my calling in the ward is a ward missionary. My wife and I are called on to visit members of the church that are struggling in one way or another. We enjoy meeting new people so this is a great church calling for me. We also have the opportunity teach lessons.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Chad
Absolutely! The Bible and Book of Mormon complement each other so that a study of both will strengthen an individual in a way that no one book of scripture could. I love the New Testament for its accounts of Jesus's actions. I love hearing the words of the Savior as he taught the people of old. I love the Book of Mormon for what the prophets shared about the Savior. The Book of Mormon has great sermons about our Savior's great sacrifice. Show more Show less

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Chad
Yes! A person who wants to know this for themselves should consider a careful study of the Bible and Book of Mormon. Ultimately, you won't be satisfied with an answer to this question until God himself answers your prayers about it. I recommend reading the Book of Mormon (particularly 3 Nephi 11-28) and then asking God if it is true. Show more Show less

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

Chad
The easiest and best way to learn more about the Church is to attend it for yourself. On Mormon.org in the bottom right hand corner there is a link to "Find a Mormon Church". Click there and put in your address and it will find the closest church service. Also on the Mormon.org website is a link in the top right corner that says "Missionary Request". This link will put you in contact with a person who can answer your questions. Show more Show less