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Hi I'm Brad Baker

I am a copper miner from Arizona who loves his family, friends, and the folks I will meet in the future, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married and enjoy sharing time with the 4 grown children and 12 healthy and growing grandchilren my wife and I share. My happiest and most cherished moments seem to be those spent with my family. I currently work as a Health & Safety Coordinator for a local copper mine. The majority of my working career has been in service to the mining industry, and the years spent in the direct protection of the industry's people, property, and production from accidental loss has been the most rewarding. My search for education lead me down a long trail which finally lead to my recieving a BA degree from Prescott College in secondary education with a focus on health and physical education. During a break of about 6 years from the coopper mines I found my self in fulfilling roles as a student, substitute, and eventually a full-time teacher. During my career as an educator I also had the opportunity to coach Cross-Country, Basketball, Baseball, and Track & Field. While I worked at a few schools in the area, my most challenging, rewarding, and pleasantly memorable times were spent in the service of the people living on the San Carlos Apache Indian Reaservation. All-in-all, I view my work life as one full of the bends and twists that have lead to a fantastic charachter forming point and a satisfactory monitary state of being. I am happy with the people and things in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a continuing and active member of the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints (a Mormon), because through actively living the faith I have been able to find answers to any question I have had a sincere desire to be answered. I love the fact that I have been taught the principles of personal revalation, put the teachings to the test, and have in turn experienced the revelatory process. I know God lives and answers prayers. There is no shortage of opportunities to serve in the church. I have served as a missionary, teacher, and in a variety of leadership positions in the church. There is no shortage of service projects and opportunities which are going on on a continuous basis. Through these types of opportunities there is little time for long periods of idle inactivity. I love the friends I have made in the church. While there are those I am closer to than others, my closest friends in the church are very practical and fun loving people who outwardly show no phony signs of their deep and personal relationship with Heavenly Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and their knowledge of the truth through the personal revelation provided by the Holy Ghost. There are great and ordinary people in the church, many of which are personal friends who keep me strong, happy, and active in the church. At this point in my life I find the church has become a part of who I am. It answers all of my questions, offers opportunities for growth and service, and provides a vital and rewarding portion of my social network.

How I live my faith

I strive to meet each day with prayer, scripture study, and an honest effort to tell others about the church. These, to me, are neccessary and required components of each and every day of my life. To live in a way that reflects the life of a consecrated disciple of Jesus Christ is definitely a worthy goal and requires constant effort and dedication. While I cannot say that I am perfectly consecrated; I can say that I concentrate continually on keeping on the path. I belive that remaning "Temple Worthy" which means to live a life worthy of entering the temple keeps me on the dedicated path. To be temple worthy the following is essential - A testimony of Heavely Father, His Son Jesus Christ, and The Holy Ghost, a knowledge that Jesus Christ is our savior and redeemer, a deep understanding that the church of Jesus Christ has been restored in these latter days, a conviction that that the Lord will not leave us without a prophet to lead and guide the church, and that we support and sustain our leaders as they righteously lead us. We are also required to keep ourselves clean in body, mind and spirit by avoiding harmful substances and immoral practices. We must avoid dishonest and abusive behaviors in relation to our dealings with family members, associates, and all others as well. I currently serve in our ward as the bishop. If you don't know already, a ward is a local congregation of the church, and the bishop is the leader of the congregation. I have served as a missionary (Scotland, Edinburgh), and in numerous ledership roles both inside and outside the church, and have found my role as bishop to be the most challenging and deeply rewarding experience of my life. By counselling others, calling individuals to positions, and insuring that chuch policies and standards are being met; I have seen great changes in my life. In this service I sense an incredible necessity to live my life in a way which would reflect the life of the consecrated desciple I described earlier.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Brad Baker
In it's most simple context; the law of chastity means that sexual relations are limited to one's spouse to whom one is legally and lawfully married. However, all immoral thoughts, actions, and activities are to be avoided if one desires to be clean and pure. Show more Show less