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Hi I'm Shad

I'm a husband, father of five, a kitchen designer, an artist, radio talk show host, a sports lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of five. I am a designer and sales representative. I am active in sports, and love the outdoors. I have the privilege to work with young men in the church, which includes the scouting program. I host a radio show, and I love to serve others. I am an artist, and wish I had more time and space to utilize that talent even more. I love my wife and my children. 

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up around the church. Of course, I made the decision to become a member of the church by being baptized at age eight. I knew that it was the right thing to do by the way I felt about the decision. Almost thirty years later I feel even stronger that my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is important to joy and peace in this life, and most importantly, returning to our Heavenly Father after this life. 

How I live my faith

I have the great opportunity to serve the young men ages 12-19 in my ward. They are anxious to learn and make the Gospel of Jesus Christ an important part of their life. I am also a home teacher. This means that I with another brother in the church have a few families to be responsible to keep close communications with. We regularly visit them and see that their needs are taken care of. We also leave a message of hope and inspiration to help their family be strengthened and supported. Our family has a routine at night that we call "nighttime routine". We have been doing this daily for about 13 years. We sing a song, read scriptures as a family, and say a family prayer on our knees. We pray for each other, for struggling friends and family members, and much more. We also have family home evening every Monday night. This is a fun night to learn teachings of the Gospel, play games, and just focus some special time with each other. Our son is registered for soccer this summer, but he is not playing games that interfere with family home evening. We love to serve others and help those who we can. Our family regularly goes to pick up trash and help keep our neighborhood and city clean.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Shad
They are harmful to our bodies. God told Joseph Smith, and early prophet in the church, that harmful substances to our bodies have good purposes elsewhere. There are things in this world that God designed to help our bodies to stay healthy, and other substances not meant to be used in our bodies at all. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Shad
Just like people can get the power of attorney in order to help make legal decisions for someone who is incapable of doing so on their own, baptisms in the temple are similar. Once a person has passed away without being baptized in this life, they cannot be baptized any longer. However, they can still accept the promises of baptism if someone who is still alive gets baptized in their place. Show more Show less

Who was Joseph Smith?

Shad
He was a young man living in the early 1800's. He was early in his teenage years when he began to search for which church was true. He read the Bible which guided him to pray and ask God. He did, and God, our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ appeared to him and answered his prayer. Show more Show less