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Hi I'm Brad

I was born in Arizona where my ancestors settled. I love Jesus Christ and I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.

About Me

The church’s rapid growth and influx of new members is a wonderful thing to behold. It is quickly making members like me a rare thing. You see, I was born into an LDS family with a history of church membership dating back to the church’s early beginning in the 1830’s. I am blessed with a rich pioneer heritage and I am grateful for my ancestors’ devotion and courage. Family is my primary focus and is what brings me my greatest joys. I am married to my one and only sweetheart. I served a two-year mission to northern Mexico and have an undying love for that great nation and its lovely people. We married shortly after my return and while attending college. By graduation, we had our first two children. Now, I am a grandfather and the joys of family are multiplying. My family and faith is why I do anything that I do. In my daily life, I consider myself pretty ordinary. I like sports (especially Arizona teams), I like to read history, I enjoy traveling with my wife and I love to hike. I have been in the construction industry my entire life and get much satisfaction in being part of building things.

Why I am a Mormon

You could say I am a Mormon because I was born one. That would be partially true. But, I believe every member of the church, whether born into an LDS family or not, must eventually come to know the truth for themselves. As a young man, I could see all that my family had sacrificed for church membership and I was determined that if I was going to be the same, I would have to know the truth for myself. For me, finding that answer meant I had to read the Book of Mormon and discover for myself whether it was true or not. Because everything hinges on that one thing. If true, then Joseph Smith was a prophet and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored church of Jesus Christ. If that book, as a second witness of Jesus Christ, brings me closer to knowing my Savior and following Him, then all of the truths and ordinances of the ancient church are found today in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Needless to say, I read and have re-read the Book of Mormon and know it to be true. That knowledge combined with my faith in Jesus Christ as my redeemer is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being an active, faithful member of Christ's church. I do my best to keep His commandments and remember Him always. I serve in His church in whatever calling I am asked to fulfill. I try to be Christ-like in my dealings with others. I make prayer a regular part of my personal worship. I read and study the scriptures (and general conference reports), but probably not as much as I should. I listen to good music that inspires and uplifts me. I try to go to the temple regularly. When I make mistakes, and I do, I utilize the principle of repentence to correct mistakes that I make and strive to do better. I try to set a good example for my friends, fellow workers and my family.