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Hi I'm Brad

I'm a Pharmacy Technician, Four Wheeler Rider, Cliff Diver and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Southern Arizona, where I managed to make it all the way through High School. While balancing the stress of a normal teenager life and a busy work schedule at a Walmart Pharmacy I also attended the local community college where I achieved a Pharmacy Technician certification. I enjoy playing all sorts of different sports including running, basketball, and volleyball. One way I choose to relax is taking a long drive with the music blasting and the windows down. Having a good life while just having fun is one of my everyday goals.

Why I am a Mormon

 When I go to church I really look for something that is going to help me be a better person. I want to walk out of church saying "Hey I learned something!" When I am at church I can feel the spirit confirm what the person is saying, if there is something I do not understand I know I can always study more about it, I can pray, and I can certainly ask questions. I was baptized when I was eight, my parents are both members of the church and I have continued to go to this church because I sincerely feel in my heart that what is shared in the church is true. I know I can go anywhere in the world and find a "true church" I do not have to look for another church that I like because this church is the exact same everywhere. I have learned for myself that in order to gain spiritual knowledge a person must study their question in their mind, pour over the scriptures, and pray and ask God to know what is right. I have seen in my own life that no one can convince me that something is true spiritually. Spiritual knowledge is only gained through faith and experimenting. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He loves us. That's why he has given us this great church! Read and pray about the Book of Mormon, I know for myself that it is true. This is knowledge that man can not give, or take away.

How I live my faith

 Currently I am serving as a missionary for the church in Tennessee. Mormon Missionaries give up two years of their life to serve God and preach the Gospel. None of the missionaries for the church are paid, they save money before and live off their savings. They also do not receive any type of gain from serving a mission. Giving service to other people has brought me great joy and I know that God is pleased with us when we serve others. Helping people come unto Christ has been the crowning jewel of my life. I have never felt such happiness in my life as I have serving my fellow men and women. When I was little my family and I would have daily scripture study. This practice has continued today and I believe strongly in reading and praying daily. On days where I am too busy to do those two things, or I think I can just do it later, I realize that my day does not seem to go as good.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

The nickname "Mormon" sometimes confuses people as to what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believes. We do not practice polygamy in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Some of the early members of the church were given commandment to take upon another wife, this however was not given to EVERY member of the church. The circumstances the early members of the church were living in are much different than those of which we live in today. Many families no longer had fathers because they were killed by mobs or in war leaving frequently a widow and children. Eventually the church discontinued the practice of polygamy. This revelation was given to Wilford Woodruff, who was the President of the church at the time. This revelation is known as "Official Declaration 1" and can be found in the churches canon of scripture. Polygamy is not allowed in the church today and all those participating are excomunicated. Show more Show less