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Hi I'm Brad

I'm working my way through college, I play jazz piano, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I'm a 24-year-old working full-time to pay my way through college. I'm hoping to get into dental school when I finish my undergraduate degree. I love to snowski and play other sports, but I also love to just sit down at the piano and improvise something that reflects how I'm feeling at the time. I love people, and helping somebody out makes me feel great.

Why I am a Mormon

 I'm always happier when I live the way I've learned to live in this church, for one thing. But most importantly, I know it's true. I prayed and asked God, and at that moment, I felt very strongly that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I have the same feeling at church each week, and when I read my scriptures each day.

How I live my faith

 I'm not perfect, but I do my best to live the way I should all the time, so that others can see that I don't just say what I believe - I do it. I try to make myself a little better each day. I also visit members of the church where I live and help them out when I can.

Why is authority to perform a baptism important?

Pretend you are entering a secure government facility. You might be asked to present an ID card to prove that you are authorized to enter the building. If you don't have an ID card, or if it was issued by someone other than the correct government authority, you cannot enter the building. Baptism is like your spiritual ID card. Jesus taught in John chapter 3, verse 5 "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." You can be baptized by anyone, but if that person doesn't have the authority to baptize, then that baptism won't get you into the kingdom of God.  Show more Show less