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Hi I'm Brad Whaley

Long time member enjoys family time, coaching soccer, doing service as a boy scout leader, and helping others in the community.

About Me

I have been fortunate to have experienced many wonderful opportunities during my 40 some odd years on this planet. Through my childhood I had loving parents that always supported me and told me I could accomplish anything I wanted to do . As a youth I was able to play soccer for over 10 years learning dedication, physical & mental discipline, teamwork, and the glory of winning a state championship title while on a club team. I spent 11 years in organized scouting programs where I pledged to be trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, & reverent. The scouting program provided priceless character building opportunities and defining moments, many spent around a warm campfire in a wilderness setting. I went on to earn the Eagle scout award and work as a camp staff member at one of the most beautiful forest settings in Arizona where I taught boy scouts the skill of archery. I was inspired to excel in school and played as a varsity team member on football & soccer teams. I was elected to student council and awarded the outstanding graduating senior award. I was able to live master a 2nd language of Spanish as I was called to work in Madrid Spain as a missionary which I very much enjoyed. Later I went on to college to study electrical engineering. Now I work as an engineer doing enjoyable & challenging engineer projects. These days I get to work as a boy scout leader and soccer coach.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen this path because it brings much happiness. From the time my mother & father let the missionaries enter our home when I was 7 years old, I started enjoying many blessings from living this life centered around love, faith, good health, & service to others. Today I enjoy a wonderful family life full of the crazy moments that come from raising children. During this time as a father it is plain to me that living a life centered around Jesus Christ allows us to experience the hand of God in our lives as miracles both large and small continue to be showered upon us in every aspect of our lives. These include school, career, marriage relationship, & the day to day activities of life. It is clear to me that almost every good thing I have in my life comes from having been true to principles taught to me my entire life while attending church meetings and having family home evening in our home. As a child I got up in the early mornings before school to study the Holy Bible & Book of Mormon. The teachings from these books have enriched my life and now as a father I work with my wife to read the same scriptures with my children. Being a Mormon is great.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to serve others in multiple areas that bring me happiness. As a boy scout leader I work with young boys helping them along the path to Eagle Scout and taking them out on campouts on a monthly basis. Teaching these boys out door skills, life skills, and spiritual principles is a great honor and a very rich experience. As these young men turn into responsible teenagers it is evident to me that the character building work done in boy scouting is part of Gods work. Other opportunities to work in the community is to setup interactive / hands on science & engineering experiments for children in local schools. As an electrical engineer I feel it is very enjoyable to share my knowledge with young children and inspire them to pursue a higher education. It is also my opportunity to have coached my children's sports teams in soccer, baseball, & basketball. Coaching sports gives me work with young children who may have little or no self confidence and sports skills. To watch them blossom into strong, confident, and happy players on the team makes all the effort well worth my time. It is a truly rich experience to watch the fruits of my labors impact so many people for the better.