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Hi I'm Brad

I'm a Utah skier. I love snow, mountains, and the great outdoors with friends and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I believe that a good mix of work and play is essential to life. I'm a missionary for the Church, but that, unfortunately, won't last forever. When I return home I will return to college and continue my studies there. My family is my life. I come from a family of five kids, 1 girl and 4 boys. We keep our parents' hands full, but they love us anyway. I see their example of trying to raise their children as the Lord would have them and I hope to do the same with my own family someday. I love skiing, hiking, cliff-jumping, and wake-boarding. Anything outdoors is the place for me. I love being in the outdoors enjoying God's creations. I see the Earth and everything around me as a show of God's love for me and all of His children. Everything there is for us to gain experience in this life and grow closer to Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. The beauty of the Earth is a reflection of the beauty of our Father's love and care for us. Everything from the majesty of mountains to the intricacy of wildflowers shows God's hand.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of the blessings that following the teachings of Jesus Christ has brought into my life. The relationship that I have with my Father in Heaven is priceless to me. Knowing that I can turn to Him in prayer at anytime means the world to me. I have seen the Lord answer my prayers time and time again, and I know he will continue to answer my prayers according to my faith and righteous desires. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of the knowledge that being a member gives me. As I go to church and study in the different meetings and classes there, I have found myself drawn closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. I am more able to appreciate and understand how much His sacrifice for me, as well as every other person who ever has, or will, live on the earth, draws me closer to Him and makes it possible for me to return to live with my Father in Heaven. I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of continuing revelation. Knowing that my Father in Heaven has called a prophet to the earth today brings great comfort to me. We're not left alone, without continual help, in this life. God has called a prophet to the Earth today to lead and guide us, just as he did in Old Testament times. I know that as I follow the words of past prophets, found in the Bible and Book of Mormon, and the words of the Prophet today, I will be blessed, because they are the words of God.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith by serving my Savior as a missionary. It's a 24/7, all-day every-day thing. I go out with another missionary everyday and preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ: Faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, Repentance, Baptism, receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. Nothing brings greater joy in my life than seeing others come to a knowledge of their Savior and begin to act on that testimony. I live my faith by living the principles of the Gospel. The Gospel of Jesus Christ requires a high moral standard, and those that truly profess to be His will be found living that standard. At baptism, we promise God that we will stand as a witness of Him at all times, in all places, and in all things. No matter what I do, I try to think, talk, and act as the Savior would have me. I know that as I do so, the Lord blesses me.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Brad
When missionaries visit your home they will talk with you about the basic doctrines of the Church. They teach of Jesus Christ is His church once again upon the earth. They will invite you to act upon the message that they teach. Through prayer, you will receive an answer from God that the message that they share is true. They will teach you about how the Church was restored to the Earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith. They will teach you of God's great Plan of Happiness. They will also teach you the basics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ: Faith, Repentance, Baptism, Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost, and Enduring to the End. Show more Show less

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Brad
The short answer is no, it is not required. We have the ability to choose for ourselves what we will and will not do. Missionary work is strongly encouraged though. The Savior commissioned his apostles to teach all nations His Gospel, and that commission is in force today. While it is not required, the blessings that come from serving the Lord full-time are immeasurable. Missionaries learn things that they couldn't learn doing anything else. Often it is the missionaries first real experience away from home. They are volunteers who pay their own way to serve. We serve missions to show our love for the Lord. He has asked us to and we obey His word. We make sacrifices to be able to do so, and receive blessings from God because of our service. We have seen the gospel bless our lives and have a burning desire to share it with others. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Brad
We know that Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. He is the Savior and Redeemer of the world. He was born in Bethlehem, ministered in Galilee, suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane and died on the cross at Calvary for the sins of the world. He was resurrected three days later, enabling us all to be resurrected and brought to the presence of God. He is our Savior. He is our Advocate with the Father. It is through Him, and only through Him that we are able to return to live with God. We will all be eternally grateful for His willing sacrifice on our behalf. Show more Show less