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Hi I'm Bradford

I was born and raised in California. I served in the army for five years as an enlisted soldier. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I served in the army for five years. After I completed my duty honorably I enrolled in college. I have already earned an associates degree in English. I love technology and I am currently working on a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. I enjoy reading science fiction and fantasy books. Swimming is one of my favorite forms of exercise. For fun I play games online or face to face with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the church because it is true. Although I was born into a family that already believed in the church I have had to struggle for my own belief. I have lost track of how much time I have spent studying, pondering, and praying about what is true. Through it all I always come back to the certainty that this church is true. This truth is shown most clearly in the change that I see in myself as I live by its teachings or when I do not. I once told a friend in the military the following about the effects of the gospel on my life: "When I am not living the gospel I seem to fall to pieces and life loses its meaning and value. When I do live the gospel it all seems to come back together and everything seems to go so well. Through the gospel I become whole." In the end I am Mormon because this is how I become the best person I can, should, and want to be.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith through service. A smile for the weary. A kind word for the unhappy. A fresh loaf of bread and gentle support for those that are struggling. Simple acts consistently done are the core of how I live my faith. My goal is to do my best to help those around me with a kind and cheerful attitude. Sometimes it can be hard to maintain a cheerful attitude, but I have found that service brings a joy that makes you happy even if at first you were not. I try to be ready and self-sufficient so that if other people need help I can go to them. This means avoiding debt and working hard to get things done early and quickly. I believe that my faith is best lived through striving to act with greater charity or the "pure love of Christ". "Because I have been given much I to must give."