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Hi I'm Chad

I'm a descendant of Roger Williams, founder of Rhode Island and the first Baptist Church in America and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family is by far the most important thing in my life. I am the youngest of 8 children and I am a proud father of four children, my youngest being born on Easter. I married my beautiful wife 10 years ago on the same day my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Education is also very important to me and I earned an MBA from Colorado State University while raising a family of three and working full time. I currently work in a medical sales job that allows me to travel to all of the states west of the Rockies.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born my parents were already strong members of the church. Through my youth I lived through the beliefs of my parents but decided to serve a mission when I was old enough. When I began my mission I didn't know if I even believed there was a God let alone if Joseph Smith was a prophet or if the Book of Mormon was true. It was very important for me to know without a doubt that what I was teaching was true. It took a lot of studying and prayer but during my mission I discovered that everything I was taught as a youth, I fully believed to be true. While many people might find the expectations of the church to be difficult I find it to be a great guide to help me live a more fulfilling life.

How I live my faith

I've never been away from the church. In fact I've done everything you would expect a good Mormon boy to do. I never partied, I served a mission in Honduras, got sealed to my wife in the Mormon temple, graduate from BYU. With that said though I understand that not everybody shares the same beliefs that I do. I try always to look for the best in people and learn about what keeps them faithful to their belief.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Chad
While Mormons do a lot to help other Mormons they also do a lot to help anybody in need. I served my mission in Honduras in the late 90's and while I was there Hurricane Mitch came through leaving a big path of destruction. When I was transferred to a new territory that was hit hard by the hurricane I continually saw people wearing clothes that had been provided to them by the church. (I knew these clothes were from the church because they had slogans or logos of church sponsored activites.) At first I thought these were members of the church that I had not met yet but I soon found out that the church gave clothes to anybody in need. It help me to better understand that while the Church helps its members greatly, that it is always looking out for the betterment of mankind and all of God's children. Show more Show less