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Hi I'm Cary Bragg

I grew up in California. I've lived all over the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired U.S. Air Force Officer, a current project manager, a counselor in a bishopric, a dad, and a husband. I enjoy reading, camping, working with computers, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church when I was almost four years old, so I guess you could say that I grew up a Mormon. Even so, I had to go through my own conversion process and gain my own testimony that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I've studied, traveled, and learned about other religions, I have gained a strong testimony that the Church is true, and I can't imagine going through life without the truths I have received.

How I live my faith

My current calling is as a counselor in the bishopric of my ward. My responsibility is to assist the bishop in any way he needs to see to the temporal and spiritual needs of the member of our ward. This is my first time in in a bishopric, and the seriousness of the stewardship I have been given is humbling. I have seen the blessings that can come through faithful service, both in my life and in the lives of the men I serve with . I also enjoy discussing what I believe and why I believe it with those of different faiths, and learning from them what they believe and why.

What is the purpose of the welfare services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?

Cary Bragg
The welfare program of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is to offer a hand up, not a handout. Those who are given assistance are encouraged to do what is necessary to become physically and spiritually self-reliant so that they can, in turn, be of assistance to others. In addition to financial and food assistance, the Church has a robust program to assist people on how to look for and find employment, thereby helping them to increase their self-reliance. Show more Show less

Why was a Restoration of the Gospel needed? Haven’t we always had the Bible?

Cary Bragg
 Yes, the Bible, in its present form, has been around for a very long time. However, the Restoration of the Gospel goes far beyond the additional scripture available in The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. When Chist's original apostles were killed, the authority given to them by the Savior was also removed from the earth. The early christian church, as well as all of those the separated themselves from it, continued in the forms of the gospel but without the authority of the priesthood of God to back them up. It was that priesthood authority, the power to act in God's name for the benefit of his children on earth, that needed to be restored. Show more Show less