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Hi I'm Brad

I have a wife, five children, and great parents and siblings. My oldest brother has passed away.

About Me

I like programming, music, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are LDS and I was raised LDS. As I've grown and had experiences, I've come to learn how gospel principles help to protect me and guide me towards choices that help my family and I to be happy.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the Executive Secretary in my ward, helping to schedule appointments with members of the Bishopric and making reminders of upcoming meetings. I also serve as a Home Teacher, visiting other families and discussing how their families are doing and what needs they may have.

What is faith?

Brad
Faith is trusting that a principle will prove itself true. As an example, when a parent is teaching their child to ride a bike, the natural inclination of the child may be to try and pedal as slowly as possibly in the assumption that moving slow will minimize the risk of crashing. As the parent explains that riding more quickly will actually cause greater stability, the child will be faced with trusting in their own intuition, or putting faith in their parent's words. If the child is too fearful to trust in their parent, they may not pedal quickly enough to see that their parent was right. Anyone who has learned to ride a bike will know that pedaling too slowly will cause the bike to wobble and likely even fall over. However, if they do put faith in their parent and pedal more quickly, they can come to know that what their parent was teaching them was right. Teachers, parents, and leaders may explain principles and concepts to us, accompanied by many related examples - but as we don't yet have a true knowledge of those principles for ourselves, we must rely on faith - in them, and in what they've taught us - as we first being to apply what they have taught us. When we put our faith in true principles, they will prove themselves true to us and we can gain a knowledge of them. Show more Show less

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Brad
No, we don't worship Joseph Smith. We see Joseph Smith as a prophet of God, but we still worship God and Jesus Christ in much the same way as you would view Moses or Noah great men, but we do not worship the prophets - the prophets teach us to worship God and his Son. Show more Show less