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Hi I'm Chad

I'm a father. I'm and engineer. I play guitar and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happy to admit that I'm one of the biggest nerds I know. For starters I'm an engineer. I'm also a big nut for physics and astronomy. I'm pretty sure I have zero fashion sense, and to top it off I don't mind. I love music and I play guitar. I started playing while I was in high school and fell in love with it. I'm married to an amazing woman (who doesn't mind that I'm a nerd) and have three amazing children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong Mormon family. Growing up I always liked the church and enjoyed going to youth activities. Although I never seriously doubted the teachings of the church there came a time I realized I needed to question my beliefs and make sure I was on the right path. I studied and prayed for a long time to know what God wanted for me. I came to know the churches teachings are true and that my life would be blessed for following them. I find on a daily basis that living the principels of the gospel bring me happines. I know there are times when it would be easier in the short-term to live a different way, but I've become convinced both intellectually and spiritually that there is no better path to long term happiness than the gospel.

How I live my faith

I'm active in my local congregation and have worked a lot with the youth in the church. Probably more importantly I try to treat those I interact with well. I have found that the principles Christ teaches about loving others, treating them well, and not judging others applies every day of the week and regardless of anyone's religious beliefs. My neighbor has told me she's glad I live my faith because she knows she can always come over and borrow a can of beans or box of noodles. Although whenever she borrows anything she always brings us back a big bowl of soup or pasta so I think we're getting the better end of that deal.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

We believe that we can only be saved through the grace of Christ. In other words we are imperfect beings who cannot by our own strength and abilities earn our way to heaven. We also know that God has given us commandments that teach us how to work toward happiness for ourselves and those around us. While we'll all be imperfect in following those commandments all the time, they serve as an outward expression of an inward commitment. The blessings of Christ's sacrifice apply not just at the time of the final judgement, but today also. Just as none of us will be worthy to enter heaven without Christ's sacrifice, none of us have reached our full potential today. We can work toward our full potential every day by doing our best to follow the commandments and seeking forgiveness and help to improve when we fall short. Our salvation is a continual process, not a one-time event. Show more Show less