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Hi I'm Brad DeWitt

I am an Engineer in the Aerospace Industry. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 49 married to my beautiful wife for 25 years now with two amazing children. I was in the Marine Corp. I grew up in a small Arizona town (Snowflake) enjoying all things manly and dangerous, (cars, guns, motorcycles, climbing, sports…) I am an Engineer in the Aerospace Industry and I program CNC machines to make Aircraft and Military parts. I am a survivor of many near death experiences and those that know me always conclude that I have always had other worldly protection. From the context of this forum you can predict my belief of whence that protection comes.

Why I am a Mormon

While it is true that I grew up in the Church, I had to face the time that I would choose for myself to continue on “in the faith”. I witnessed the alternatives that the world offers and I flirted with those choices. Eventually I came to recognize the quiet feelings within me that whispered to my mind: who I am, and why I am here. My choices led me to the decision to serve a mission which I did in Sao Paulo Brazil. As I strive to improve on how I live the Gospel, I continue to receive confirmation after confirmation that this is the path of happiness, and this is the path that I ache for my children to take. And after my children, my neighbors.

How I live my faith

The Church is always engaged in service to its members and the communities in which it resides. There is always work to do. In addition to always having a specific job assigned to me (we call “callings”), I try to make myself available to help where it is needed. As my lifestyle contrasts with co-workers and people I meet, and questions arise, I try to never shy away from expressing who I am and what I believe. There is something about living the gospel that makes you want others to experience the joy it has to offer. But often, I am reluctant to express that desire in the forward form of invitation because it feels to me like I am offering up a precious and delicate bubble, that if broken, will be lost all opportunity for this person to see it for what it is. I am afraid that this tendency is shared by many, if not most, of the members of the church, and has consequently led others to think of us as unapproachable and closed off. I am excited about this new format that will hopefully show the world that our arms and our churches are open to receive you as the brothers and sisters we believe you to be.