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Hi I'm Chad

I married my 2nd grade crush and we have 4 great kids! I'm an optometrist. I love basketball and travel . I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am fascinated with the times we live in and how technology advances opportunities to connect humanity. I love family time with my wife and 4 kids. We travel, camp, swim, watch movies, and experience new places and activities together. I enjoy meaningful projects that prosper humanity. I love generating ideas for business, although have stayed with optometry to provide for my family. Basketball is still the most fun to play and watch, but I enjoy boating, skiing, hiking, and eating at different restaurants.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon household. We prayed together, attended church each week, and learned from the scriptures. I felt love from my parents. I was 18 when I prayed to Heavenly Father to ask if the gospel taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was true. My answer did not come right away. I studied the scriptures daily and continued to pray. I was in church during a song when I distinctly felt the love of God and I knew the gospel of Jesus Christ was true. I've continued to study and try to apply the commandments in my life and family and see the blessings that come from living as Jesus invited us to live. I am grateful to have Christ's teachings to help me be a better husband, father, and person. I am also strengthened to see great examples of people around me who love God and serve meaningfully to people around the world.  I'm a Mormon because the teachings of Jesus Christ are fully restored in this church. Learning about and following Heavenly Father's plan for our lives is what gives me the most fulfillment. I'm a Mormon because in this gospel I can make sacred promises with God that will keep my family together after this life and allow me to progress and have peace. I believe the Book of Mormon is a miraculous book that brings us all closer to Christ. It teaches me how to love and serve God and other people.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in a bishopric, or leadership council of a ward, or group of members. I enjoy getting to know people. Most are struggling through life's trials in some way such as poor health, lack of income, or in faith. However, when we come together in church, serve each other, listen to each other give talks in church and teach lessons, we grow stronger. I live my faith by studying the prophets from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and our present day prophet Thomas Monson. I try to consistently implement Christ's teaching by praying alone and with my family. We attend church and try to be involved in activities that are positive. Since Jesus Christ is the center of my faith, I try to understand his life, atonement, resurrection, and love for us. As I do this, I feel good and try to be better each day.  The gospel of Christ teaches us to seek after those things that are virtuous, lovely, of good report, praiseworthy, and wholesome. I try to live a life with my wife and children that invites these kinds of good thoughts and actions. We try to have a family night once a week that is dedicated time to family discussions, emergency planning, spiritual strengthening, and teaching our kids how to manage life's challenges. I try to become a little kinder each day and not get dragged down by mistakes, but to acknowledge them, do better, and express gratitude to God for the gift of his Son who makes it possible to overcome poor decisions. Finally, I live my faith by enjoying time with my wife and family. The gospel gives me great hope in our purpose and potential.

What do Mormons believe about family?

Chad
 We believe strong families are important for a strong society. Families are fun! Families and our home are safe and encouraging environments. We try to create surroundings in our home that reflect our beliefs in the Savior. In order to progress as a family we pray together, eat meals together, read scriptures together, and recreate. We plan vacations and weekly family night activities. Families are eternal and our relationships continue beyond death. This has given me great peace and hope as loved ones pass on. I know we will be together again. My wife has stayed at home to raise our children and this has helped them feel comforted and supported. We are taught to serve each other selflessly as Jesus modeled. This has helped us avoid contention and work through disagreements.  Show more Show less