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Hi I'm Brad

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in a small farming town in Canada, and have lived in the United States for several years.

About Me

I was born in Vancouver, Canada, and moved to the United Stated after becoming a medical doctor. I served as the president of the medical staff at my main hospital and was the director of a medical air ambulance team. My wife and I love living on the rural edge of our city in Montana, and have four children and several grandchildren. We have a one acre lot, as I enjoy gardening. I also like fly-fishing, traveling, photography, and spending time with our family. I graduated with a university degree in French, and trained as a medical doctor in Montreal, Quebec and in Michigan. Since I retired my wife and I have lived for two years in Moscow, Russia, and one and a half years in France as volunteer missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but are now settled back in Montana.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but gained a strong testimony of it as I grew up and began to serve first as a missionary, and later in other church service. Over many years my faith in my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and my understanding of their gospel have given me comfort in times of sorrow and difficulties, and helped guide me in the way I should live. My experiences have shown me that true happiness and peace come through understanding the atonement of the Saviour and his love for each of us.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have learned how to be of service to other people, both in my profession and in my personal life. I owe much of my success as a doctor to my experiences in my church work which have involved teaching classes and groups. counseling people with their problems, and organizing and being a leader in church organizations. The gospel has taught me that we are all brothers and sisters, and I have tried in all aspects of my life to respect others and to treat them as I would treat my friends and family.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Serving a mission is not required, but it is encouraged. Those who serve as young men or women learn a great deal about themselves and gain a better understanding of their own goals and abilities. It is a wonderful opportunity to serve others at an age when many are too focused on themselves and their wants and needs. Of even greater worth is that during a mission each person has the opportunity to grow in gospel knowledge and his/her relationship to our Heavenly Father as they study and trust in Him to direct their work and actions. Show more Show less