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Hi I'm Brad

I am a father of seven, a grandfather, a professor, a surgeon and researcher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father and grandfather. I love my family! I teach and do research to find a cure for tumors which cause hearing loss. I enjoy walking with my wife and traveling, especially with my family. I play the guitar - albeit not well, but I do appreciate other's good music. I have been greatly blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful to great great grandparents who had the courage to follow their spiritual convictions to leave England and Scandinavia and join the Mormon trek to the mountains of the Western United States in the mid-1800's. I'm fifth generation. My ancestors were with one of the early handcart companies which traveled from Iowa City, Iowa to the Salt Lake Valley. They sacrificed greatly and lost many children in infancy, one on the plains of Iowa. I gained a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel growing up in a home with great parents who also loved the Lord and set a wonderful example of life-long loving service to others and to our family. Personal study and prayer are the key for me to feel spiritual promptings, but I also receive a witness through great music and art. I find the Creator in the heavens and the earth and all of life. I marvel at the complexity of the human body orchestrated by a divinely simple DNA code. I find the answers to life's challenges in the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ and strive each day to become more like Him.

How I live my faith

I try to look upon others as the Savior would. I am blessed to have many opportunities to serve in our Church and in the community. I especially enjoy teaching my own family and as a home teacher where my son and I visit several families monthly to check on their well being and to deliver a message of spiritual uplift and hope in the Lord. I frequently get to travel about the different Church units in our area and visit the small congregations which are just getting established. There is a special feeling of love and sacrifice among the members of our church, all of whom have jobs or responsibilities (callings) in the church and give of their time and means to fulfull them. They inspire me with their faith, love and dedication.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Brad
Our family schedule was very hectic with seven children in our home, but we enjoyed watching our children grow. We had to limit each of the kids to one sport and one musical instrument at a time, as it was a transportation challenge at that. We reserve Monday evening for family activities as well as one Saturday a month for a family outing or work project. Sundays we avoid shopping and work and worship and rest from worldly cares. Show more Show less