Hi I'm Brad
I love a good laugh and I'm a Mormon.
I was born in Bellevue WA, but moved around most of my life. The longest my family ever stayed in one place, was about four years. Aside from me, there are four other kids in my family, and my parents. I've probably spent too many hours with a controller in my hand, but gaming is one of my passions. I also love to make short films with friends and other forms of art. I believe there's never a reason not to laugh. I recently returned home from serving the Lord on a Mission in Fresno California.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm certainly not the first Mormon in my family; we go back several generations. I have pioneer heritage, as well as converts as close as my Grandfather. Every single one of my ancestors has a testimony and a reason for joining the church, from my Great-great Grandmother in South Africa, who went to "save" her family from the Mormons, and every other who has come before me. I am a Mormon because it gives me a peace which is not found anywhere. Despite anything which happens in our life, that peace can be had at any moment. I cannot describe the sense of love that comes as I pray during those hours of loneliness or betrayal. Nothing compares. There is no heart-ache, no sorrow, no pain that cannot be overcome by the Atonement of Jesus Christ. There isn't enough room in this world to say all that can be said about that Atonement, and I don't think we should limit ourselves to what has already been said.
How I live my faith
I live my faith in everything I do. Right now every moment is dedicated to selfless service. As a full time missionary, I taught the Gospel of Jesus to everyone who will lend an ear. I would not have been disowned or looked down on for not going. Service comes in many ways, I teach, but thats not all. As Latter-day Saints, we try to serve people of all faith, backgrounds, ethnicity, or status. Yard work, moving, visiting the lonely, listening to the sad, anywhere a hand is needed, we strive to be. That is true Christianity. As is said in Will L. Thompsons hymn, "Have I Done Any Good?", "only he who does something, helps others to live."