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Hi I'm Chad

I have a family that I want the best for. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I became the first in my family to graduate from college. I have worked in many different fields from newspaper to grocery, from manufacturing to retail, from real estate to banking, from cake decorating to janitorial. I am now in manufacturing again. I love my job, movies, music, science fiction, politics, sports, and most importantly my family.

Why I am a Mormon

After losing a friend tragically as a teenager, I wondered why would God let someone die so young. Why am I still here? Does this life really mean anything at all? After struggling within myself and feeling left alone, I started listening to the messages from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The messages were of hope, love, and sense of eternal perspective. I soon found the answers to most of my questions of what this life is for. Though I do not know the answer of why my friend had to die, I know why I was born. I am less afraid of death and what it brings. I have more purpose and a sense of hope that has sustained me. The hope I talk about comes from Jesus Christ. Through the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I have found a family atmosphere among members of the church. I feel comfortable and welcome every time I move or visit a new area. Most importantly, Christ has given comfort to those with families. With a spouse and a child, that I love deeply, I have found peace, comfort and strength knowing my family can be together now and forever if I do my part.

How I live my faith

As I learn more about the Savior Jesus Christ and His teachings, I try to apply the principles into my life. I am not the best speaker, but I do try to live a Christ-centered life. Each morning and night it is wonderful to pray to a loving Father in Heaven with my spouse and child. Each night reading the words of God helps my family relationship through the constant struggles of life, and gives me an optimism for life. At church I have helped teach children, teenagers, and adults of Jesus Christ and His teachings. I have had the opportunity to go into families homes and become their friend. The church gives me opportunities to grow and to help others. The Lord stated that the first commandment was to love God with all your might, mind, and strength. The second great commandment, He stated, was to love your neighbor as yourself. Every day I try to do just that.

What is the Book of Mormon?

Chad
God gives us commandments and instructions through prophets (Amos 3:7). Prophets are sent to teach and help us draw closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Only through Christ can we receive true happiness and peace. I believe that all of us are created equally, and that God loves each of us the same. If Christ is how we receive true happiness, then why wouldn't God give equal opportunity to everyone around the world to learn of Christ? Wouldn't He give His commandments to anyone that is and was willing to learn of the hope that comes through Jesus Christ? The Book of Mormon is a demonstration of that love, and is a record of God's prophets in the ancient Americas. Prophets lived and taught the ancient Americans the joy, peace and hope that comes through the Lord Jesus Christ. "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins." (2 Ne. 25:26) Jesus is at the center of the Book of Mormon. If we are truly wanting hope and peace in this life, we need to get to know Christ on a personal level. We need to know what He is, who He is, and why He did the things He did. As you read the Book of Mormon you will see that Jesus is real. He did what the prophets said He did. He is my personal Savior. And He loves each of us individually. He wants the best for us. He lives. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Chad
We want everyone everywhere to have the blessings of entering the Temple. In the Temple we make special promises to our Father in Heaven and He intern promises to bless us. As we make and keep these promises, we are able to receive more understanding and knowledge; however, with that knowledge comes greater responsibility. "For of him unto whom much is given; much is required; and he who sins against the greater light shall receive the greater condemnation." (D&C 82:3) The Gospel of Jesus Christ is one of love. Our Heavenly Father wants everyone to enter into His holy house, but he does not want to give us more than we are able to handle. We learn best step by step. (1 Cor. 3:1-2; 2 Ne. 28:30) As we grow in gospel knowledge, we desire to be closer to Heavenly Father and the Savior Jesus Christ. We come closer to them through living the commandments, and by praying and studying His words. Everyone that truly desires can enter into His House if they are willing to "...come unto Christ, and be perfected in him, and deny yourselves of all ungodliness; and if ye shall deny yourselves of all ungodliness, and love God with all your might, mind and strength, then is his grace sufficient for you, that by his grace ye may be perfect in Christ... And again, if ye by the grace of God are perfect in Christ, and deny not his power, then are ye sanctified in Christ by the grace of God, through the shedding of the blood of Christ... that ye become holy, without spot." (Moro. 10:32-33) Show more Show less