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Hi I'm Brady

I am an international business leader, husband, and father. I run a US-based company in Africa. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father, brother and son. My family relationships are the most important aspect of my life. They define who I am and largely determine my happiness. I have two daughters and two sons. I love spending time with my wife and children. They have taught me many important lessons about life. We recently moved to South Africa from Singapore. We lived in Singapore for five years and our two sons were born there. We lived in Beijing, China for nearly three years before moving to Singapore. We loved our eight years in Asia. We have traveled extensively as a family and love meeting and getting to know people from different countries and cultures. Our lives have been enriched and changed as we have gotten to know Heavenly Father's children throughout the world. I am leading a US-based, Fortune 500 company on the continent of Africa. We have over 1,100 employees in Africa. My career has been focused on growing my company's businesses in emerging markets such as Africa, China, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines. I enjoy reading, running, snow skiing, fly-fishing and being outdoors with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of the experiences that I have had with a loving Heavenly Father who has taught me about His plan, my purpose in life, and how I can find joy. I grew up a member of the Mormon Church, but I found myself questioning my beliefs when I was twelve years old. Late one Sunday night while I was questioning my beliefs, I read a passage from the Book of Mormon which said, "if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith...[my word] will begin to swell within your breasts...[and] ye will begin to say...that the word is good." I knelt down by my bed and poured out my heart to Heavenly Father telling Him that I needed to know if He was there and if the words which I read in the Book of Mormon were true. A warm, tangible, loving feeling came over me. I could feel Heavenly Father's love. I knew He was real and that He wanted the most for me and all of His children here on earth. I also knew that He sent prophets, like the ancient ones who wrote the Book of Mormon, so that I could receive direction and know how to find happiness in my life. I have felt these same feelings many times since I was twelve years old. I felt them as a missionary in Canada as I watched others gain their own personal testimonies of the love Heavenly Father has for them. I felt them in college while studying the life of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem and diligently trying to apply His teachings on a daily basis. I felt them in Beijing, China as I watched a loving Heavenly Father create opportunities for His children to grow and develop as a nation. I felt them in South East Asia as I watched some of His children embrace His gospel and change their lives. I feel them in Africa where a loving Heavenly Father is blessing His children throughout the continent. I feel them when I see my own children find happiness in keeping His commandments. I know that Heavenly Father lives and loves us.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith daily. I frequently travel and always carry my scriptures with me so that I can read them daily. When I read my scriptures, I feel closer to my Heavenly Father and have a greater desire to keep His commandments. I learn about my purpose in life and how to become a better husband, father and employer. Our family tries to read the scriptures together every night before the children go to bed. Although we struggle to keep the children's attention, especially our younger boys' attention, we find that reading the scriptures together brings us closer to one another and to our Heavenly Father. We attend Church every Sunday in a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Our congregation is made up of people from many different countries and backgrounds. Serving in Church gives us the opportunity to practice becoming better Christians. As a family, we share the things we know with others. Our daughters recently gave a Book of Mormon to their tennis coach who is from Zimbabwe and she is now meeting with the missionaries in our home. As we have moved around the world, Church has been the consistent anchor in our lives. Whether we have attended Church in Beijing, China, Singapore or Johannesburg, South Africa, it has always been the same. We have found a loving congregation in each location who help us with the transition and inspire us to be better people. We have learned in a very tangible way that Heaven Father loves us and has set up His Church on this earth so that His children can find support, direction and love. We have learned that His Church and gospel are blessing the lives of His children throughout the entire earth and we are grateful for this.